February 28, 2015

Play with me

My cat Maggie loves playing with tin foil balls. This one is painted in sparkly silver gouache in real life, it's a shame the scanner can't show that. Happy Caturday!

February 20, 2015

February 17, 2015

Vintage gloves redux

My mum bought this pair of shetland wool gloves in London back in the late 60s. As you can see in the last three pictures, they've been very well worn and loved (by both of us) and they have holes in most of the fingers and the cuff. They're also (most probably) child sized, because they're too small for me, and I have tiny hands.

Anyway, I decided to create a replica of these vintage gloves, using Shetland wool like the original pair, but with a few improvements. I made a small alteration to the chart, added a longer, tighter cuff to keep my wrists snug, and knit the fingers longer so the gloves fit my hands nicely. Now I hope this new pair will last as long as my mum's. Who knows? Maybe in other 40 years someone will be knitting a replica of mine :)

February 10, 2015


The other day I shared a progress photo of this piece on Instagram, and here's the final illustration! It's inspired by one of the nicest places I visited in Helsinki last Autumn,Töölönlahti Bay, with it's amazing houses and friendly ducks.

February 2, 2015


A toothy lady I painted in my sketchbook while testing the White Nights Watercolors I bought as a souvenir in Helsinki. They're super pigmented, I love them!