By Didem


One of my favorite blogs at the moment – by Didem. Stylish, classy, modern and pretty. And she loves Chanel. And of course she is absolutely beautiful. Didem has a very diverse style: at times edgy, at time feminine, at times sporty, at times girly – thus, I could not make only one illustration. And I did three:

  1. Edgy with purple fringes
  2. Romantic with flowercrown and Chanel clutch
  3. A couture black Chanel evening look

What do you think?

Vote for Didem at ELLE STYLE Award for best blog category HERE.


Photo credit: Didem’s blog

















Naantali & Kultaranta

I had a mini-trip recenty to Naantali, a city in the south-west of Finland. It is one of the most important tourist cities in Finland, however, I have to admit it was my first time visiting it. It is absolutely beautiful. We were lucky to have wonderful sunny weather suitable for a day at the sea. Also played golf in Kultaranta Resort, which I highly recommend. The food, service, golf instruction class, meeting venues – everything was top class! Here is my picture report:

Kultaranta Resort



Photocredit for pic above: Kultaranta resort website


Isn’t this amazing? Foggy chilly morning, and the sea meets the sky seamlessly with no horizon…

That wooden pier hut is actually a sauna.


So we went sailing around Kultaranta, i.e.”Golden Beach”.

The old city is like a set from a movie full of pretty wooden dollhouses:


Restaurant UUSI KILTA was a terrific find, too:


And the sunset was something that needs to be bottled!img_1866img_1867

Come visit Finland!!!


Mia Renwall

Mia Renwall is a talented singer / songwriter from Helsinki. Her latest single “Full Circle Rainbow” is the official song of Helsinki Pride 2016 – Listen here !

I made some illustrations for Mia’s promo materials, I am very excited for this collaboration! Check them out (based on photos by Mario Villeda):

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Mia collage


Mari Kokko

Mari Kokko is running for a post of Party Secretary of the Center Party in Finland.The Congress is already next weekend 10-12.6.2016, taking place in Seinäjoki. She is a strong, experienced, competent candidate with a very impressive CV, currently being responsible for Center Party’s communications and for instance earlier having served as a special adviser to Prime Minister.

I made some illustrations for her campaign. Here is an illustration portrait to match the overall campaign visual theme:



Mari pamfletti

Pic via Suomenmaa

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Also “Kokko” means “bonfire” in Finnish, so Mari asked me to illustrate bonfire for a logo type badge. My strength is of course watercolors and aquarels, but to preserve the overall campaign’s visual coherence, Mari’s graphic designer turned the illustration into digital version. I purposefully made the fire quite geometric – and then the result looked like this:Mari Kokko 6mari 3

All the best to Mari for the elections!

Br, Olesja