Pilventekijä Doing Good

I’m so honored and happy that my half animated short film Pilventekijä (Eng. Girl Who Makes Clouds) was chosen to be part of LiikKUVAT project in Tampere. Starting from last Wednesday the film will be seen in one hospital and one retirement home in Tampere Finland for 3-months time. I do hope the girl-who-makes-clouds makes people smile and brighten up people’s days. What a wonderful feeling to be part of doing good trough my art. It’s truly the best thing ever. Big thanks to all the people that made that possible! Love and hugs for all!

P.S. You can see the film here.pilventekija_shortfilm_ellimaanpaa_2012


Color Your World

Today I’m going to tell you story behind my Color Your World -design and about the new Society6 shop ElliMaanpaa.

It all started with my new visual art CV. I planned to make it very simple and formal with one exception: I needed one eye catching illustration for the headline. So that the overall look would be little more playful – more like me. That’s how the smiling paint brush vector graphic illustration was created.

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I liked the paint brush character so much I started to play around with it. First I created my initial letter E just for fun.


I saw potential in the simple but funny figure so I became more ambitious: I wanted to create a pattern out of it. This pattern below I named as Make Your Own Northern Lights. I used this print in the t-shirts, mugs and clocks.


I still continued experimenting. That’s how the stripe version was born. I love stripes in many different forms so it was truly exciting to create a stripe pattern of my own.


Color Your World became the name and message of the design. It’s also my philosophy in life –  the world gives you the outlines of your life that you cannot choose yourself but what you do inside the lines is only up to you. You can color every corner of your life with the color/mood of your preference. Below Color Your World Art Print in Society6.


If you’ve followed my whereabouts before you know that I have an Society6 shop by the name ElliEmiliaTale. So why did I not just post this design there? Why the new shop? The answer is that I have multiple design aesthetics inside me. I love (to make and see) tactile fragile hand drawn illustrations and watercolor paintings which ElliEmiliaTale is all about. But I also love  (to make and see) these bright clean cut vector illustrations that ElliMaanpaa will be about. To honor both styles I wanted to give them own space.

Below from up left Color Your World: Stationery Cards, Mugs, V-neck Shirt and Duvet Cover. There is much more products available in the shop so go take a look.


That’s it for today. Thank you for reading! Have a colorful weekend all!