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It all started a few days ago when I had a moment of madness. Maybe because of this year coming to an end and feeling a need to have things in order.. For whatever reason I looked at all my pencils and markers and started going through them to get rid of the ones that aren´t working anymore. It took me some time but as a result (in addition to neat and fairly organized jars of art supplies) I have a few fun illustrations.

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I started making lines to see wheter or not my markers and whatnots were already useless. But instead of throwing the piece of paper away I kept going and after a little while I had a simple illustration infront of me.

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But that wasn´t enough. After organizing, throwing useless things away and putting everything back in place I felt a strong urge to draw more. This took me a couple of nights to finish but I like what I see; an imaginary world full of bizarre detail.

With all this said and done I´m going to settle down and have a quiet Christmas. Enjoyable X-mas to all!

 

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working detailHere´s a little sneak peak of a project I started working on about a month ago. In addition to my love for creating clothes and jewellery I express myself through hand-made collages. I´ve compined my poetry-writing hobby to them in my previous works but the ones I´m making now are just about telling a story through pics and line-drawings.

I´ve got exhibitions coming up concerning these but more of that later.

 

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Circus -leather jewellery collection for Hañhi Design. (Hañhi´s Circus ball and Horse prints used as inspiration.)

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I think it´s time to tell the story behind this ROOM FOR CHANCE -POP UP SHOP me and Anu had for a little over a month. It all started when we heard about a local entrepreneur looking for creative people with their own products to fill up her business premises for the last remaining month she was renting it. We called her and set up a meeting the same week. After showing her our creations and talking about the opportunity to put up a pop up shop we already had the keyes burning in our hands and the words “do whatever you like” echoing in our ears. It felt unreal but there was no time to stop and dream. It was time for action.

First there was a lot of sitting infront of the computer trying to create the whole look from scratch. Luckily Anu is the one with mad IT skills. I´m usually the annoying one sitting next you, pointing at the screen and saying things like “that colour should be darker, move that line over there” and so on. (Again a great reminder of the necessity of co-working and using each other´s strengths.)

valmis juliste_pieniThe name Room for Chance reminds of the inportance of grabing opportunities when they present themselves.

bakingsnacknecessary thingsworking day and night 1 working day and nightWe spent every waking hour working towards our goal. There was baking for the opening night, sorting out products, making the prize tags and, of course, putting up the actual shop.

Once we had all the posters, flyers and business cards printed and the whole interior of the shop done we started a racket in social media. Low budjet and working quite rapidly ment we had to rely on our friends and their friends to shout out about our event. After a hell of a lot of e-mails, invitations and such we were feeling nervous and a bit afraid for the first time. We had been working on some kind of an autopilot to make it all happen in such a short period of time and now it all felt so real. We suddenly realized this had to be awesome so that we could live up to our words.

Nerves or not, we made it. We built our dream in superspeed and however difficult and exhausting it was at times, it was worth trying out. We´ll be backing our things this thursday and we have to say a huge thankyou to Päivi from Hyvää Tekevä. Hope there were more people like her; giving opportunities to passionate people.

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Me and Anu have been working like mad for the last few days. Everything´s almost ready for our official, unofficial, easygoing and hopefully chipper opening night. Can´t wait!

 pop up 1pop up 2 pop up 3 pop up 4 pop up 6moodboardThis last pic is a moodboard I made several years ago. I found it by accident while trying to find a piece of paper to drawn on.. Or I guess it was more like faith because it actually depicts some of the feelings of our pop up shop.. there´s colour and crazyness but also distinguished design. (That text on the corner is Finnish and means weard objects and gray humor.)

 

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