Art with Mervi

Resist conformity, make more art

An illustration of brown, pink and orange mushrooms on a green mossy ground and before a green sky with a light greenish moon and yellow stars and light greenish dot stars with a soft canvaslike texture by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

Let's make art together

A sticker like, white bordered illustration of an open journal with a teal pencil on it and drawing of a moon man and stars, a bee, a fancy brick house and a drawing of a little green vine on a yellow background taped on the journal with red and white striped masking tape and handwritten MAKE ART NOT WAR and some text that is illegible by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

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A sticker like, white bordered illustration of a pink retro television with two antenna and static on the screen by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

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A sticker like, white bordered illustration of a beige paint palette with a brown paint brush and blobs of yellow, teal, pink, muted green and off white paint on it by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

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Hello, I'm Mervi

An artist and illustrator, total nerd, marketing know-it-all, poet, doodler, designer and business sorcerer here to encourage you to make art

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An illustration of a lab beaker with something colourful (teal, pink and yellow) inside and bubbling out of it, plus pink flowers, green leaves, yellow stars and pastel coloured bubbles around it on a soft textured round orange background by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

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Black filled illustration of a silly snail looking up left by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

Creating art reduces your stress hormones, making you feel more relaxed, less anxious and generally less stressed.

Illustration of strange white mushrooms by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen
An illustration of a worn brown shoe with pink laces and pink stiching from which chamomile and some round orange flowers bloom on a soft textured teal background by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

Art, Illustrations & Designs

Please, kick off your shoes, take a cup of your favourite hot drink and relax with my art, illustrations and designs.

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Line illustration of a crescent moon with round dotted craters by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

By surrounding yourself with art and making art a habit you can inspire your creativity and improve your resiliency and well-being.

Black filled illustration of a silly snail climbing up left by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

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This simple black and white webcomic deals with mundanity of life in my dry and sometimes poetic style.

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Magic Hand Illustration by Mervi Emilia EskelinenIllustration of a hand from which pulsing and blinking stars and planets emerge.

Creating beautiful, strange and sustainable

I'm dedicated to bringing this world more art, creativity and weirdness, while advocating sustainability and slow business instead of unlimited growth.

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