I have been enjoying a long summer holiday. I had a chance to come to the studio today, so that I can start planning on how to get back to the work mode in a couple of weeks when the school term starts. I'll be doing more teaching this year (children, dance etc.) and some workshops based on Elsa picture books together with the author Kerttu Ruuska. Also an exhibition of original artwork from Elsa books will get me busy soon. The exhibition will take place in a lovely children's book shop Toukka in Kallio, Helsinki.
Below are the colour sketches and final illustration for the picture book Elsa uimahallissa ("Elsa goes swimming") published by Sanoma Pro in September. The cover design is by Jussi Kaakinen, my wonderful and talented illustrator/graphic designer spouse.