This moment is all there is!

This moment is all there is!

“This moment is all there is.”

― Rumi

If you know Lenny Kravitz, you might be familiar with his song, This Moment Is All There is. This song is quite an anthem for me as I consider time and each passing moment. It’s not a sad song but in contrast it’s a reminder that you can’t regain time. A lost moment is a lost moment. So that’s why I always say to myself, ‘Don’t buy, use what you already have!’ This has been a year in and year out reminder. And I think I’m getting better at it.

My year started by getting all my art supplies out there and just start using them. Pens, paints, brushes, sketchbooks, papers, canvases, art book exercises… all of them! I’m not waiting to get better at art to start using them. I’ve stop thinking that there will be a better time to use them. Because to be honest, that time will never come. The moment that we have now is all there is!

So gather all your art supples and let’s start creating art. Because if you didn’t do it now, you didn’t do it at all. There is no better time that this time!

Many reasons to celebrate

Many reasons to celebrate

There are many reasons to celebrate. A few days ago, I celebrated 3 years as a font maker, 2 years as an affiliate for Daebak Company and a year as a member of the Skillshare Teach Corps. This month, Emiko, a character that I created turned 4 and soon my entrepreneurship as EV Visuals will be 4 too! Yes, these are just numbers but it made me thankful to have gone this far. Thanks so much for your love and support. It means a lot to me!

These past few days, I’ve been thinking of a new class on Skillshare. This will take a longer time to prepare. It will be about Travel Journaling. I’ve travelled a lot and have journaled a lot so I thought I should give it a try. I can’t wait to get this started and I have a lot of ideas for it. Some of the class clips will be filmed abroad and the example project will be a country that I’ve been looking forward to visit. So please please look forward to this class! In preparation, I’ve created this journal for today.

I hope that everything is going well for you and that 2023 is proving to be a better year than the last!

Time flies!

Time flies!

I can’t believe that we are almost halfway through January. But I’m happy how the year started and how much I created during the first weeks of January. Firstly, my new Skillshare class was published on the 6th. It’s about making transparent floral stickers. I really enjoy making transparent stickers. Check out the class here: https://skl.sh/3O50P8s

I’ve also finally archived my 2019 Travel Journal including all the paraphernalia that goes with it! So now I can continue to work on the COVID times Travel Journal and to prepare for the upcoming one.

I also started the year creating an acrylic painting. It was my first time to use a palette knife to paint. I had the wrong mixing palette so it was hard to mix the paints and to take the paint from it. It’s not great but I’m happy to have a try. 🙂

Also, my mini sketchbook project is moving forward and my journals are regularly filled. However, this week will be mostly dedicated to admin work. But that has to be done too. Please have a great week!

One year Skillshare membership give – away winner!

One year Skillshare membership give – away winner!

Big congratulations to Kim Hart for winning a one year Skillshare membership! Please contact me here to claim your prize.

Many thanks for all those who participated. Please watch out for more give-aways in the near future. At the moment, I’m giving away a pair of Kawaii earrings in my Kawaii sticker class. Have a check to learn more about it.

Happy new year 2023 to all! May this year brings you joy and peace!

Have a happy new year 2023!

Have a happy new year 2023!

It’s the last day of the year 2022! There is always that feeling of success but at the same time, that lingering inner doubt if I really succeeded this year. I always wonder if I will ever succeed in life and also trying to figure out what success really means and how success is measured. Maybe each of us measure success differently. Personally, the thought of not succeeding yet makes me work harder and take more challenges.

Anyway, here is my 2022 review. Thanks to you all for your support this year. Every kind words, every likes and loves, every purchase, every minute watched mean a lot to me. Have a happy new year 2023! I hope you felt success in 2022 and more success in 2023!

One Pager Travel Journals

One Pager Travel Journals

Three years ago I was digitalising some of my one pager travel journals that I’ve created on my sketchbooks. Who would have thought that travelling would not be possible in the next two years. But somehow, I haven’t been very keen in creating more journals when I got to travel again. I’ve started a new journal for it but haven’t gone too far. However, I’m getting back to it and now in a larger scale. My dream is to create a travel journal starting from planning a travel, during travels and after travels. I’m starting it now for my next travel in March. This includes maps, routes, hotels and cost, inland travels and cost, things to prepare, places to see, things to do, food to eat, things to buy… It’s fun but there’s a lot more thinking needed to put into it. It’s not just a take out your sketchbook while traveling and start to draw kind of thing…

If you want to see more of my travel journals, you can find them here! You can also find my scrapbooks here. If you have created travel journals, please don’t hesitate to share them with me. Thanks!

Here is my travel journal from 2019:

A little bit over a month!

A little bit over a month!

Hello there!

Just a quick reminder of the one year Skillshare membership give-away raffle draw!

I’m giving away a one year Skillshare membership! The winner will be picked on the 1st of January 2023 using the Wheels of Names spinner which will be announced immediately after.

Here’s how to join:

  • Follow me on Skillshare
  • Join my class on drawing a pancake on Procreate. You can find the class here: https://skl.sh/39wSYkd
  • Post your project
  • Leave a review
  • Contact me here if you have followed these steps and would like to be part of the raffle draw.

Please come and join! We only have a little over a month left. Many thanks!

Free download of December BuJo template

Free download of December BuJo template

Hi there! Christmas is just around the corner. On Saturday, the Christmas season was officially opened in Helsinki. At the same time, we had the first snow that day. So beautiful! Here is a photo from my window.

Today, I decided to allow free download of my December BuJo template. You can download it here. Please feel free to download it for personal use and inspiration.

The year is ending soon and it’s that time of the year to start reflecting back on the year 2022 and to plan for the next year. I’m also in the process of making another sticker class. This time it will be about making transparent floral stickers. I’m so excited. Have a great week!

One year Skillshare membership give-away raffle draw!

One year Skillshare membership give-away raffle draw!

Hello! Happy November! I hope you are starting the month right.

I’m giving away a one year Skillshare membership! The winner will be picked on the 1st of January 2023 using the Wheels of Names spinner which will be announced immediately after.

Here’s how to join:

  • Follow me on Skillshare
  • Join my class on drawing a pancake on Procreate. You can find the class here: https://skl.sh/39wSYkd
  • Post your project
  • Leave a review
  • Contact me here if you have followed these steps and would like to be part of the raffle draw.

Please come and join! Many thanks!