Tiny Voodoo -Comics is something I do on my free time.
I love small toys. You know, the kind that you’d might give to a kid and go “don’t put that in your mouth” and continue to mumble “it WILL get stuck in your throat, and that’s not a pretty sight.”
I’ve found mine from flea markets, mostly. I have nice memories of some of them. Some are just repair parts for less-toy-filled-childhood.
Preference seems to be dinosaur toys. I wanted to be an archeologist when I was a kid.
Oh, and then there’s the strange looking colorful characters. I’d like to know who designed them. I know that they’ve been a Happy Meal toy at some point, I don’t know, maybe ten years ago, but I think they’re brilliant. I haven’t been able to figure out who has designed them. So if you have any info, please share that info with me. Thank you!
Last weekend I was painting a big painting in Kuvita!-festival. The festival was first of its kind in nordic countries and was held In Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland.
It was way more fun than what I anticipated. I haven’t painted too much. Not recently at least. Maybe during my school years, but that’s more than seven years ago.
I got invited to do the painting by Satu Kettunen, an organizer of the The Multicolored Dreams -movement here in Finland. What is The Multicolored dreams you ask? The Multicoloured Dreams (MCD) was created by three artists in Helsinki on summer 2010. Its aims are as well increasing the amount of art and culture on the streets of Helsinki as encouraging everybody to participate in creative action in the common space. More info about it here: http://mcdreams.wordpress.com/
The festival was kind of a small universe of Finnish illustration and illustrators, guru’s and newcomer’s, even a Swedish guest was accepted to speak, ha. http://www.karlgrandin.com/
We illustrated a poem by Finnish poet Edith Södergran. It’s called Wondrous Sea. Here it is in Finnish: http://fi.wikisource.org/wiki/Ihmeellinen_meri Very inspiring poem.
The size of the painting was 250 cm x 207 cm. We painted on a MDF-board with non-toxic Uula-paint.
Luckily there was some good pictures there too.
Bottom line is: I need to paint more. It’s fun.