ART GIVEAWAY

The time has come. My Elli Maanpää Art channel reached the 100 subscribers limit and now I got my own YouTube url ellimaanpaaart. To thank you I decided to do an art giveaway. So you can get this Aqua Marker Watercolour original art piece by commenting what is your favourite things to do during the summer. Mine is swimming and eating ice cream. You can comment directly on YouTube or here in the blog or in the other social media outlets. You have until the end of July time to enter the giveaway. Thank you for all the support. Until next time. xx

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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

August Favourites

1) Frannerd Illustrator and Youtuber – I actually stole this idea for monthly favourites from her. I hope she’s not upset 😳 (sorry and thank you). I adore her personal illustration style and charismatic Youtube artist persona. 2) Balcony – I’m moving to a new flat in September which has a balcony. 3) Taco Nitos Taco Tuesdays – Their gluten free vegetarian tacos are tan ricos. 4) Sleep With Me -Podcast in Spotify. 5) Julieta – Almodovar’s new film. Perfect story telling, fantastic performances, enjoyable colour scheme. And it was such a special experience to see it with my mom. 6) Designing Patterns – Book by Lotta Kühlhorn. 7) Jazz dance classes – Autumn semester started after summer break. 8) Gluten free cake – cafe Agata opened in Helsinki (Annankatu 22). 9) Braids – My hair is finally long enough to make this crown like hairdo again. 10) Mänttä Art Festival – Amazing art all over Mänttä. Pic featuring Kalevi Helvetti’s drawing: Haikala