New Horizon Rising

It is the 1st of 1st of 2018. New year is starting. Even though 2017 is blurring out in the horizon I’m not done with the year yet. The strike stirred up the schedule: the Autumn 2017 Semester in Centennial College is still going until the 12th of January. Thanks to the modern technology it’s possible for me to sit on my red sofa back home in Turku Finland petting my cat Cocco while finalising the last assignments. I have so many ideas for the upcoming year. But before we head to 2018 lets finish the 2017. More posts about the 3D art coming up soon. Thank you for your support 2017 and Happy New Year!

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I took these photographs in the Tommy Thompson park in Toronto in November 2017.

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Summer Recap

Before we head into Autumn and the exchange studies in 3D animation in Toronto Canada I wanted to give my last tribute to an awesome summer in Finland. Weather-wise it wasn’t the warmest but otherwise it was one warmhearted summer with awesome people (and cats). Thank you summer for being so good for us. See you again next year.

Look For The Winter Light

Winter in Finland can feel like lifetime in Mordor. There is days when I feel like I’m living in the never ending night surrounded only by darkness. But as you know: light looks the brightest next to a shadow. So when the missed sun rises above the horizon there couldn’t be prettier place to be. Also loved ones, winter treats and drawing are my go to when I’m in need for some extra light. Now there is already promise of Spring in the air and another winter bites the dust. Bye winter. In your darkness you shine.01_winter_photograph_elli-maanpaa02_winter-photograph_elli-maanpaa

Perfect Day

I’m planning to do a post about 2016 favourites. But before that I just want to share with you what a perfect day the 1st of January 2017 was. Great start for a new year.

It all started with a perfect winter weather. Sun was shining and Turku looked beautiful. We took a long walk with my loved one and I photographed the city scenery with my phone. Then at home I drew the photos to my sketchbook with the brushmarkers Santa gave me for Christmas. What a perfect day. 

“Bye Bye” Says the Christmas Card Shop 2016

Joulukorttikauppa Christmas Card Shop 2016 is now closed. Thank you so much for all the orders. I love making christmas cards for you guys. Have lovely Holidays!

P.S. Phototgraph taken yesterday in front of the Turku Art Museum. Aren’t the christmas lights pretty? kiitos-tilauksista_2016_netti

Summer Mashup

Today it’s raining and cold outside. In just couple of days it’s going to be September. So I guess this is what I have left of the summer 2016. These photographs have been taken in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia by me and my boyfriend with my Olympus  Pen Lite E-PL6 and iPhone 5s. If interested to see more check out also the travel videos from Tallinn & Riga and Stockholm.

So many sunny memories. Thank you summer for being amazing. Bye now and see you next year.