Notebooks!

Ooh, there are some Small Love For You notebooks available in my Society6 Store! And more to come, slowly but surely! Check out: https://society6.com/paivihintsanen/notebooks

Illustration exhibition in Helsinki

I’m having a small illustration exhibition in Helsinki, at the Rikhardinkatu Library Children’s Department through November 2016!

More info about this beautiful library at on HelMet (Helsinki Metropolitan Area Libraries) site and more info about the exhibition coming soon.

Oh, and follow my Instagram and especially hashtags #piratecat and #jamerirosvokissa (not much there yet with those hashtags, but coming soon)…

Knitting With Attitude

As I didn’t have enough Society6 Shops already, I opened yet another one. My KUVITUKSIA shop can be found in society6.com/kuvituksia and it will show those illustrations that doesn’t fit in my Monsterium Universe (for those ones my first shop at society6.com/paivihintsanen will continue).

The very first upload to my new shop is Knitted Skulls series from Knitting with Attitude collection. I’ll upload more background colour choices through the autumn – from bold colours to pastelly and everything in between.

Visit KUVITUKSIA shop to view the whole collection!

Because knitting isn’t for faint hearted!

Knitting with Attitude at my Society6 Kuvituksia Shop

Colour or color, who cares?

As long as there is some available, I’m ready to have it in which ever way it’s spelled.

And now it’s available: I have a new Coloria Society6 Shop for colour related stuff. I’ll have all kinds of colour related stuff available from my new personal designs to remakes to interpretations of old colour charts, wheels, etc (which I have re-made & vectorised myself based on the original material). Not to forget about the Coloria promotes collection, which shows colour related stuff from other illustrators and artists.

All profit from any sales will go in keeping my Coloria projects running.

So, please, take a visit to society6.com/coloria

10v Monsterium

Yep. It’s here! Ten years of colouring pictures with a mild 10v voltage! The book 10v Monsterium, including 32 colouring pictures! There’s absolutely nothing zen or mindfulness thingies in this retrospectively raging colouring book. You can hardly get any peace of mind of it either, but I have tried to keep the illustrations simple enough, that no bigger stress should grow during the colouring process. Between the covers there hide some messy-minded monsters, crazy creatures, some dogs and cats and one striped fox.

The price is 10€ per book (+postage). If you are interested, please email me paivi.hintsanen(at)coloria.net :) PayPal payment possible.

ps. 10v is actually Finnish equivalent for 10y(ears) :)

10v monsterium!

The Sweet Waste Dyes Guide

A few years back Ulla Lapiolahti and I made a Finnish e-book about garbage colours – how to get dyes and colours out of your everyday biowaste, for example, like onion skins, coffee grounds etc. Now the 20-page e-book is out in English (with the help of Miia Huttunen and Frankie Robertson who did enormous proofreading job!)

In the guide we show you the secrets of garbage dyeing, give you instructions of how to make inks and printing pastes, carve some potatoes for printing purposes and pattern some paper – fun and ecological recycling in mind. The guide is made for everyone interested – but especially for teachers and group councelors. We are glad if our guide can be utilised in teaching or any group activities.

Our guide is made to be printed at home. It is shared with Creative Commons licence, which gives permission to share, copy and print it for non-commercial use. Download, share with your friends and have fun!

Download the booklet via SULOisia värejä – The Sweet Waste Dyes webpage – and share it with your friends too!

Sweet Waste Dyes, headline page 12

Normal Coffee For Left-Handed.

Do you know what day August 13 is? The official Left Handers Day! I have thought about you and besides the Normal Coffee I’ve had Normal Coffee For Left-Handed in my Café-Bistro Miniprint selections for a couple of years already! So, come on – have some (- Limited edition pigment ink miniprint (8x8cm, ed.50) for just 20€.)

Something completely different – fantasy revisited

After getting some enquiries about my old illustrations, 10+ years back, which I don’t print myself anymore, I decided to make them available in my Society6 store at society6.com/paivihintsanen. These are prints that I once sold signed, but not numbered or limited edition (such prints won’t be available via Society6 at any point). Now they are available as gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks, in five different sizes, or as canvas prints printed on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks, in three different sizes. And in all kinds of other stuff from totes to shower curtains and from laptop sleeves to throw pillows!

Tamed II Laptop sleeve

Tamed III Mug

Night and Day, tote

The Rise, Laptop sleeve

Colouring pictures, anyone?

I’ve drawn unique colouring pictures for an even 10 years now – so, it’s a kind of anniversary here!

Until last year I created mostly odd (but verrrrry nice) monsters (which gave the original name to my Monsterium project) and cute cartoony animals, but last year I draw first of my colouring pictures “for adults” – flora themed drawings, more abstract pattern thingies and such. (“For adults” in quotation marks, as it seems to be that most of my pictures have always been coloured by adults, not children… even those cute monster ones). At the moment, I’m planning to publish either a series of numbered limited edition colouring pictures or a colouring book – let’s see which one comes out first.

While waiting that one, if you are interested in colouring and having something that no one else has, my unique colouring pictures are just a thing for you. Unique, original drawings on an artist quality 200g cotton paper with an archival pigment ink pen… only 10 € a piece. That’s a bargain. If you’re interested, please contact me paivi.hintsanen@coloria.net and request some themes. If I don’t have anything ready, I’ll draw one just for you!

Ps. I’ve also drawn some commission colouring works for a few companies – if you would like order one (several unique pictures or one or a few ones to be copied), please contact me and ask for an offer!