Just In Time For Christmas

Have you gotten all the Christmas gifts ready for the Holidays? Well. I haven’t yet. Luckily there is still time to order some amazing unique gifts from my Redbubble store. I think I’m finally gonna get that Pikkupanda of Finland drawstring bag for myself – who said you’re supposed to only buy gifts for others😉

Direct links to the products below: Cats Are All Around – Black – Laptop Sleeve, Pikkupanda of Finland – Drawstring Bag, When Words Say It All – Hardcover Journal,  Cats Are All Around – Red and Blue – Hoodie. And in the shop there is much much more.

Thank you so much for all the orders I’ve gotten this Holiday season. Happy December to you all!

Cats And Christmas Cards

Greetings from TUROK Cat Exhibition in Turku Messukeskus. I’m here today until 4pm selling Cat Art and Christmas Cards so come to say hello if you’re in the area. If today’s not possible for you come tomorrow instead to Turku VPK Christmas Sale from 11am to 4pm. I’ll be there with my goodies.

P.S. Thanks to my beloved Herra Kuula for taking these photographs and helping me with everything. 

Birds Getting Ready For Holidays

You know I’m just genuinely so happy right now. It’s one month to Christmas. My Christmas Cards in Joulukorttikauppa are selling well. I’m excited about the short 2D animation film I’m working on at school. Next Saturday I’ll attend a Cat Exhibition TUROK in Turku Fair Center. Besides Christmas cards I’ll be selling cat themed art prints there. That’s gonna be so much fun. I’ve never attended a Cat Exhibition before.

In this super fresh youtube video – which I posted last night to my Elli Maanpää Art channel – you’ll see me working on the Christmas birds illustrations for Joulukorttikauppa. Enjoy!

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Animated Dreams in Tallinn

Greetings from Tallinn. I’m at the moment travelling back home from animation festival Animated Dreams held in the beautiful city Tallinn in Estonia. I was there for 4-days with my schoolmates and it was a blast. We ate well, enjoyed the historic scenery and shopped cheap art supplies. 

But I must admit I was little disappointed by the dark tone of most of the festival short films: they were often violent and rough. Nevertheless I managed to see few shorts that I was inspired by. Those were G-Aaah by Elizabeth Hobbs, Parade by Digna van der Put and You Are Not The Strongest by Emilio Yerba. These three were delightful, witty and pleasant to look at. I also saw the most enjoyable French feature animation film called Louise By The Shore by Jean-François Laguionie about an old lady and a dog in a seaside town. As my friend said it, it felt like a warm hug after all the war themed shorts. 

Now heading back home and school to finish my own very first drawn animation short. Here are some snaps from the trip. Enjoy!