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Join my art community on Patreon to make more art, participate the monthly Art Workshop and gain access to exclusive tips and tutorials, plus monthly art downloads

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Each month I host an art workshop on Patreon where I share a prompt phrase for the members and you can create (and share, if you like) an artwork based on that prompt during the month.

Step 1

I share a prompt phrase and we both start making sketches and notes for the artwork

Step 2

Next we both evaluate and narrow down the ideas and start refining them towards the finished artwork

Step 3

Now it's time to create the finished artwork and casually reflect on it

An illustration of a light skinned person with a dark brown bob haircut, orange knit scarf and teal coat facing left of the image with eyes closed and head tilted slightly back and an orange maple leaf falling towards them on a yellow soft paperlike textured round background by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

What does art do to your brain?

Art can build your resiliency and improve well-being. It can help you see things in new ways, to gain a new perspective. You can learn to defeat obstacles in creative ways.

Creating art reduces your stress hormones, making you feel more relaxed, less anxious and generally less stressed. It activates the reward center of your brain, increases your focus and helps you to navigate and solve problems of the now and the future. Art boosts your confidence and can even help your body to heal. It rewires your brain.

In order to reap the benefits of art habit you don't have to be a highly skilled artist or understand art deeply. It's just a matter of getting started.

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An illustration of pink ballet shoes, a pencil, a retro teal and black camera, an orange and black microphone and a paint palette with green, pink, teal, yellow and light pink paint and a pink paintbrush on it over a soft fabric like textured green round background by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen

Join my art community on Patreon

Participate in the monthly Art Workshop, access illustration downloads and educational articles for growing your art skills, watch art videos plus get other fun rewards by joining my community on Patreon. This content in only available for the Patreon members and some of the content is exclusive to select tiers.

You can join also for FREE to get notified of the public posts and my monthly Patreon newsletter.

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Mouse Lounge

€2 / month (plus VAT)

Join the monthly art workshop plus get some exclusive digital goodies

  • Monthly art prompt to use for creating art, illustrations, poetry, short stories and more
  • Digital desktop, laptop, tablet and phone wallpaper each month
  • Access polls to help me decide what to draw!
  • Random surprises!


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Bunny Club

€5 / month (plus VAT)

Grow your art skills with fun educational articles. Get everything from Mouse Lounge plus:

  • Monthly actionable articles on how to boost your creativity
  • Selected digital goods are FREE in my Patreon shop
  • 20% off my art shop


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Fox Society

€10 / month (plus VAT)

Access exclusive art videos for motivation, inspiration and tips. Get everything from Mouse Lounge and Bunny Club plus:

  • Exclusive Sticker
  • Exclusive art video each month and access to all the previous videos
  • Monthly exclusive downloadable digital print and digital sticker set
  • Very special mention in the end of my videos that month
  • 25% off my art shop