A winter that lasted for a weekend. The week starts with puddles, but also with lingonberry tea, bicycling, candles, the first hyacinth scent, letter writing. Hello sweet November, please bring more snow! ♥
It is a windy and a rainy morning, quite mild air. Melodies of drumming on window sills. Days are getting so short and when the clouds hug, they seem even shorter. Lingering in a few weeks back when frosty air covered everything in glimmer. How the day was so pastel and when the night turned on its lights, the landscape became so huge. Two photos from the same place, same day. Oh how small we are and how beautiful our planet Earth is. Star shines and fresh winds! (The second photo is taken by my brother.)
Some snowflakes are floating in sunshine and the lake was a little bit frozen from the shore this morning. Waking up with candle light, pouring an extra cup of tea, watching as jackdaws visit the rowan tree, berry by berry. Welcome winter!
Wild Peonies, for the arriving dim times, to brighten up a little. An A3-sized poster available now in my small online shop.
Pink, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, small details collected from my late summer walks on my soft watercolour paper.
The shop is updated with more posters and books, for the winter's sake. The first ten orderers receive an extra winter greeting card as a thank you for the coming celebrations. ♥♥♥ I´m over the Moon because of this week's newspaper article about the book that has a cover with my illustration. So rarely the book cover illustrator is mentioned, but this time the work was seen. And liked. Thank you! Red-cheeked winter greetings! ………………… Kauniita sanoja Helsingin Sanomissa Marja-Leena Mikkolan Helmenkantaja-kirjasta ja sen kannesta. Hurjasti kiitos!
The one who is hiding in colourful leaves and winter flowers walks so silently with its soft paws. The winter flowers are covered in frost, shining in golden sunshine. The forests have turned to yellow, orange and red with their leaves. The sound of forests is rustling of fallen leaves under feet steps. Or paws.
For the ones who are adventurous little nature expeditors.
And for the ones who endlessly see interesting things.
And for even smaller ones that see every little detail.
And for the ones whose paws go from story to story.
For the ones who eagerly learn everyday something new.
For the ones with special occasions.
And for the ones that need to stay very warm, to expedite a little longer. Winter Bouquet Collection is now available at Jacadi Paris with the Feather Collectionwith my illustrations. It was very lovely to get your messages and hear that you like the little owl. Hopefully you enjoy this little fox cub too! Here the days are very colourful in the afternoons and misty in the mornings with frost. Wishing this moment would last a little longer and then the snow would already float and cover everything with its softness and brightness. Stay warm in the weekend winds! (All the photos are by Jacadi Paris, the illustration by me.)
First snow might fall during the coming week at least in the North Finland. Time to be wrapped inside woollen softness, smell the fire in fireplaces after long walks in fresh darkening evenings and drink warm apple juice with cinnamon.
It is also time to have a little peek to Jacadi's new fall and winter collection. Some winter blooms are on their way, a hint of it as a small collar hugging a polar bear above.
But in a forest someone is calling "Hoo, hoo, hoo!"
It is a tiny owl, that has just woken up. The feathers of the owl are very soft.
While the owl is stretching, a few little feathers float in the air and fall on some colourful leaves of autumn.
Who could make a little nest on these leaves and feathers… Soon we will see the second part of Jacadi's fall and winter collection with my illustrations. These Feather Collection items are available at Jacadi's site already. Last year there were a deer, a squirrel, a little bird and a hedgehog in the Jacadi & Anna Emilia collection, you can see them here. L'ours et le soleil -book is also still available (here and here). Have a lovely Sunday raking leaves, enjoying the colours of changing landscapes! (All the photos are by Jacadi Paris, the illustration by me. The first image is a screenshot from Jacadi Paris video.)
The end of August brings new winds. Layers of wool, hot cups in hands, some slight oranges, yellows and reds here and there in trees. Moments to light a candle in darkening evenings, to embrace the calmness of the nights.
Dandelion Fields Collection, a stationary collection published by Chronicle Books, is to celebrate the autumn and colder air. To remember the dearest and to write a few warming thoughts down on flower fielded lines.
Foiled covers, sewn with a thread. The three Notebooks are tied together with a turquoise thread.
The Notecards come in a box with envelopes. Sixteen cards, four different kinds, blank inside.
Ready to be sent with some warm whispers to someone far.
The Box of Labels, to decorate and label jars, parcels, books, notebooks, those boxes on your shelf that are filled with sewings, summer memories and all the baking ingredients and the things you were not sure about.
This sketchbook belongs to me. Edit: Those of you who want to buy the items in Euros, please find them through Book Depository. All the items are also available through Amazon. Dandelion Wishes Journal (pictured in the first photo up right) is also still available. Hopefully you enjoy this small Dandelion Fields Collection with my illustrations! Warming Wednesday whispers ♥