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Towards Tenderness

Towards Tenderness

Last month I visited Liisa‘s studio. While showing me her new works, Liisa spoke about the drawing process and the thoughts behind the upcoming exhibition. Even though she was talking about her own experiences, the thoughts were universal truths about the importance of the sense of touch between living beings. Liisa has experienced physical and mental...

A is for Antiquarian bookshops

A is for Antiquarian bookshops

Working at home is the dream of many people, but those who’ve achieved it know that remote work can be a lonely endeavor. I therefore have often found the intellectual atmosphere of antiquarian bookshops more stimulating than the one at home or in a public library, and more peaceful than the crowded coffee shops. A big...

J is for Joie

J is for Joie

‘Often my drawings are jokes only I can understand.’ – Marika Maijala Playful and hilarious are adjectives related to Marika Maijala’s work, because of its colors and childishness. But if you read the story “Rosie’s Journey”, you’ll understand that it’s all about the search of joy (joie f), as some kind of a goal, yet unreachable. The joy (Joie) is...