Saara Aalto Takes It All

Finnish song bird Saara Aalto competes in the finals of X Factor UK this evening. She is amazingly talented and she has fought hard for her success. I’m rooting for her big time or as we say in Finnish: “Näytä niille närhen munat Saara” Watch her breathtaking performances for example here and here.

Saara Aalto, Elli Maanpää, X Factor UK

Newborn Youtube Artvlogger

Less than two weeks ago I said I’m gonna quit my Youtube channel Dood Elli Doo because of time issues. But after the decision I started missing the video making. I started to think if there would be a smarter way to do this. How could I keep on being an Youtube artist, an animation student, a Christmas card entrepeneur and freelancer illustrator at the same time? The obvious response was that if I could combine my projects I could still keep on doing all of them. So say hello to my new born Youtube channel Elli Maanpää Art where I share making of videos of my art projects. The first video is in English and I’m still not sure how I feel about my accent. What do you think? Can I do this? I’m also looking dazzling in the thumbnail. I love it. Life is more fun when you are a bit goofy.

Bye For Now Dood Elli Doo

Last Thursday I posted the last (for now) Dood Elli Doo on Youtube. It took 2-years of pondering before I got the channel started but it took only couple of days to decide to put it off.

I love doing these artsy videos but each one take 2 whole work days to accomplish. So now when animation classes start again and I need to find work that would pay the bills – like for example concentrate on Joulukorttikauppa – I just have to put Dood Elli Doo on a break.

Thank you so much for your support and likes! It means everything to me.
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