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Tarinatädin värityskuvat – end of story


Here’s to celebrating the great journey I had with my art branch Tarinatädin värityskuvat (2015-2022).
MIRA - Glimpses of Life & Whispers from the Heart
It all started with these coloring pictures I drew as a nature educator for the kids I worked with. Each child and adult in the group had their own “animal name” and so we all appeared as animals in the notes I drew inspired by what we played in the forest that day. (I was Elina Etana [snail], playing an octopus in the game of pirates that day…)
It was empowering for the kids to start explaining their day to their parents with the help of these coloring picture notes, when before I had written the notes for the adults to read.
MIRA - Glimpses of Life & Whispers from the Heart

The same spring I started school visits and drew coloring pictures for dozens of classes based on what the children wanted me to draw.

They were a spontaneous live drawing performances, which always surprised with how many benefits they brought to the group: developing stronger bonds and teamwork, expanding imagination, making everyone feel seen and heard etc… Everyone had their own characters colored by all the other kids in the class.

MIRA - Glimpses of Life & Whispers from the Heart

I also celebrated the seasons and holidays drawing new coloring pictures for each almost every year.

Altogether I drew around 100 coloring pictures in total!

Each picture had typically at least 25 characters in them, and they were filled with action. So much FUN!

MIRA - Glimpses of Life & Whispers from the Heart

One of the highlights on this journey was to create a coloring picture for the official Finland 100 years celebration together with a class of third graders.

The resulting A3 sized coloring picture was available for download, and was colored by over 2400 Finns!

MIRA - Glimpses of Life & Whispers from the Heart

I enjoyed the journey with all my heart and I’m forever grateful for all the 800+ kids I worked with and the thousands of children who has colored my coloring pictures.

Thank you


Stay tuned!

In the next chapter of my journey…

I’m going to give my all to bring more books to life – Coloring books included!

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