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An illustration of assorted things over a soft textured pink background pictured as in a flatlay photo. The things include a pink notebook with word NOTES on the cover, chocolate chip cookies, a candy in red and white wrapper, earphones, a succulent (maybe aloe) plant, a teal mug of tea with a teabag still in the mug, a pencil, black pen, markers (pink, green, teal, yellow), orange paper clips, scissors, yellow clothespins, a white tablet pencil, a teal and black retro style camera, a dried rose, thick brownish yarn, a watercolour brush and a tablet with a black and white drawing of a cat laying on its back surrounded by wild strawberry plants with right front paw up as in waving with a content expression on its face.

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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 help you gain a new perspective in life and in business.

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Black and white illustration of three people sitting on floor. The first one from the left is Black, holding a phone and has semi curly blunt bob, dotted shirt and black trousers with sneakers. The second, in the middle, is white with bowl cut, wearing black shirt and white pants with black sneakers, hugging their legs with knees up. The third is Black, holding left hand up as in waving and has curly hair, striped shirt and black trousers with sneakers. By Mervi Emilia Eskelinen
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

Elevate your business with art thinking

Whether you are just starting out or already established in your business, Art Lab will push you to get through obstacles and see things in new ways.

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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

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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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