Released Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Morning Frost Meadow, by Anna Emilia Laitinen.
15% of the sale of this print goes to the Pablove Foundation.
Anna Emilia Laitinen is a Finnish illustrator and artist living in Tampere, Finland, in the midst of blue lakes, green pines and birch tree forests. She paints stories about the weather and landscapes, following the seasons while combining patterns from nature.
About the print:
Morning Frost Meadow is an image of an early morning when the sun is rising, causing everything to shimmer. The first cold night has painted everything in frost, the sun starts to tickle and wake the plants up for a new day. Morning Frost Meadow was originally a watercolor painting dreaming of exotic flowers and Northern green leaves.
This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof.
What has inspired you recently?
The weather always inspires me. Landscapes that I see while walking and bicycling - and the change that the Finnish four seasons cause to these landscapes - give me feelings and memories that I keep in my mind for coming paintings. The latest change in the autumn weather, when the trees start to look naked and one starts to feel excited about the idea of the impending first snow - this has also inspired me recently. I'm looking forward to feeling soft inside wrapped woolen clothes, a hot cup of green tea in hand while walking and watching the sky - either in search for the first snow or of the brightest stars.
Why did you choose to pair the Pablove Foundation with your print?
I chose to pair my print with the Pablove Foundation. We should all be able to walk in this Morning Frost Meadow and smell its sweet and fresh scents.
How have you seen art transform the world around you?
Art teaches us about our surroundings and ourselves. It connects us and it makes us happier. It also tells stories about the present, the past, and the future. An artwork can be a true treasure, a daily moment to enjoy and be comforted. At the same time, it can help us to understand and to question, to relax and get inspired, or to just have a small moment to accept what is happening.
If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
Everyone can teach us something for sure, but today I would choose Tove Jansson. She surely enjoyed life, had her own world, and left this world a much better place with her images and stories.