Yasawa Girl at Spectrum Miami

Yasawa Girl at Spectrum Miami

Spectrum Miami is an annual juried contemporary art show, featuring international artists and galleries. In 2016 it took place from November 30th do December 4th in the heart of Miami’s Arts & Entertainment district. Thanks to the Artbox.Projects initiative...
New Art Project Presented on Snapchat

New Art Project Presented on Snapchat

On 15th of July 2016 I will begin a new art project about friendship and loss, performed on the social media platform Snapchat. Each day I spend in my native Estonia I will share a video on my Snapchat Story, which in the end will form a 10 minute long video chain....
Q & A with artist Shantell Martin

Q & A with artist Shantell Martin

Shantell Martin is a huge role model for me and I’ve been meaning to write about her for a while. Her work is simple, minimalist and honest. She is very prolific as an artist and describes her work with the hashtag #DrawOnEverything; which has hugely inspired my...
Video: Talking About Untitled (Yasawa Girl)

Video: Talking About Untitled (Yasawa Girl)

  Recently I did a live broadcast on Periscope talking about this artwork: the story behind it, who this is, why I titled it like this… and more! Here is a video recap of the broadcast. The video is in portrait mode and not exactly HD quality but keep in...
On Warm Smiles, Sharing Artwork and What Galleries Want

On Warm Smiles, Sharing Artwork and What Galleries Want

Since releasing Glimpses of Fiji – my drawing series from the happiest place on Earth – I returned to Estonia and have realised what a truly extraordinary place Fiji is. Sometimes I have to whip out my phone and look at those smiling faces in my drawings just to recover from taking the bus or talking to a customer service person here in this ‘cool climate’!

6 Ways to Avoid the Torturous Art Career Road

6 Ways to Avoid the Torturous Art Career Road

Sharing this from an online art magazine hypoallergic.com Personally I have attempted 4 out of 6. And in addition to that I have considered #4 on multiple occasions. As well as things like: writing a book, learning a new practical skill, going back to school,...
Presidents and Doodling

Presidents and Doodling

When you put pen to paper without any specific purpose or meaning, what comes out of it? Apparently there is a huge fascination with the doodling practices of American presidents, trying to decipher things unknown by analyzing how and what they jotted down. Washington...
My Favorite Books in 2014

My Favorite Books in 2014

Goodreads and Kindle are the two things that helped me get back into reading after my brain had been over-saturated with complex thoughts and words during thesis-writing in university. I love Goodreads so much I really can’t understand why everyone hasn’t...
My Top 3 Destinations in Fiji

My Top 3 Destinations in Fiji

Savusavu, Vanua Levu Vanua Levu is very much the underdog of Fijian Islands as far as tourist destinations – the Western Division and Viti Levu usually steal the spotlight. But wrongly so. Savusavu is a well guarded secret and a place that I have learned to know...
How to Support an Artist You Love – by Austin Kleon

How to Support an Artist You Love – by Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon is the person who says that we should “Steal Like an Artist” and so I’m following his advice. This is something I found from his blog that I just needed to re-post because I totally agree with everything he says and I think it’s a...
How To Feel Miserable As An Artist

How To Feel Miserable As An Artist

I won’t tell you which of these points I am most familiar with but I am definitely guilty of doing at least 6 of these things at one point or another. Often several at once. And it really works, I do recommend it if you want to feel miserable (as an artist or...
The One Little Thing You Can Do Today to Boost Your Happiness

The One Little Thing You Can Do Today to Boost Your Happiness

I’m back in Fiji and fully immersed in the salty dog life. This means little daily tasks on the boat, going bush walking whenever land is in reach, worrying about dwindling food supplies, trying to connect to the internet and generally doing a lot more reading...
Why I Do What I Do (International Blog Hop)

Why I Do What I Do (International Blog Hop)

This Blog Hop is a fun project that connects artists, designers, writers, illustrators and more from around the world and helps our followers discover new talent. We all answer the same four questions about our creative work and then tag the next person to do the...
20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

This blog post is a part of the ’20 Things You Might Not Know About Me’ Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. She began this blog tag experiment to build community among creatives, help us bloggers to connect more and get to know each other better. This...
Thank you Kilometre of Sculpture team!

Thank you Kilometre of Sculpture team!

  Kilometre of Sculpture, held in Rakvere, Estonia between June 28th and July 13th was my first chance to participate in a public art exhibition. Here are some pictures of my installation Sirgjoon (Straight Line); photos by Michael Haagensen. I have included the...
Video: Visiting Kioa Island in Fiji

Video: Visiting Kioa Island in Fiji

Bula! This is my very first video blog from Fiji. I am equally excited and terrified to be sharing this and putting myself out there in front of the camera. This is a big leap outside of my comfort zone. But then again, so is sailing! I hope you will enjoy watching my...
6 Things You Would Miss When Sailing in the Tropics

6 Things You Would Miss When Sailing in the Tropics

  People can have funny preconceived ideas about what sailing is all about, especially when they have never set foot on a boat. It seems that the image they see when I say “I’m sailing in Fiji” is of half-naked bodies lounging on the deck of a luxury yacht,...
Video: The Long Journey To Fiji

Video: The Long Journey To Fiji

  I will probably kill my limited internet data plan by posting this but thought I’d share this shaky little video of my long journey from Tallinn to Fiji. The morning of my departure day I was woken up by a text message from Finnair saying my flight was...
The Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Totally Come To Tallinn

The Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Totally Come To Tallinn

Have you noticed that places start to look a lot better as soon as you know you are leaving? This happens to me all the time. I get into this state of super-awareness mixed with melancholy and start noticing all of the astonishing details, marveling at beauty in...
How A Blogging Workshop Changed My Outlook On Business

How A Blogging Workshop Changed My Outlook On Business

When I first tuned into CreativeLIVE on May 1st to watch April Bowles-Olin’s workshop on blogging I thought it would be just that: a workshop about writing a blog. I thought I could watch a bit of it and go on with my work. How wrong I was! Before I knew it I...
Daring Greatly with Empathy

Daring Greatly with Empathy

Brené Brown is my new #shero. Her TED talk on the power of vulnerability is one of the most watched TED videos ever. And for a good reason. What makes it even better is her subsequent talk. If you are not yet familiar with her work I suggest you watch those two...
Paris: the good and the bad

Paris: the good and the bad

I know it’s the strange thing to say but I don’t really like Paris all that much. It’s expensive, dirty, the traffic is mad and people on the subway look like they are about to have a nervous breakdown. Don’t get me wrong, Paris is beautiful: the French people, the...
Live as if you will be forgotten

Live as if you will be forgotten

Wow! What an unbelievable week! A lot of paradigm shifts and epiphanies, and working through questions that are vital to my creative work that I had previously neglected. Discovering Ann Rea‘s course on Creative Live really helped me re-focus and pinpoint some...
Go see for yourself: ladies in Yokohama

Go see for yourself: ladies in Yokohama

In my previous post I promised to share the next phase of this drawing if someone guessed where the scene is from. Thankfully one person did comment (woop!) and thus I have an excuse for posting this. Ah, the life of grassroots blogging! (I guess blogging is a bit...
Can you guess where this is?

Can you guess where this is?

I’m not sure how this is going to turn out but I was so excited to be working on some brand new drawings I thought I’d share the progress with you guys! If someone can guess in the comments which country this scene is from I promise to post another picture...
Video: How a photo becomes a drawing

Video: How a photo becomes a drawing

  I haven’t made any videos in so long so I’m really happy to share this one with you. It walks you through my drawing process from the soucre image (photo) to the very final version. I’ll admit I might have exaggerated a bit with the indecision...
How to get art on a wall before it’s even finished

How to get art on a wall before it’s even finished

I have been doing the last finishing touches on some new drawings and decided I needed to take a step back and see what they will look like as a finished object. But printing out a proof in the size I want would be rather costly, especially since ideally these...
The 2 Biggest Challenges of Living a Creative Life

The 2 Biggest Challenges of Living a Creative Life

Being creative is easy for those to whom it comes naturally, right? All it takes to be an artist is to make art… But is it really as simple as that?   All those glass ceilings. Recently I took part in an online workshop with Melissa Dinwiddie called...
Is it a photo? Is it a drawing? It’s a photo-drawing!

Is it a photo? Is it a drawing? It’s a photo-drawing!

Here is something new I made as an experiment, I call them photo-drawings. There was an open call for an exhibition in Romania titled “A Photo from Oz” and I really wanted to participate seen as I have spent quite a lot of time in Australia and should...
My favorite books in 2013

My favorite books in 2013

Following Austin Kleon’s example I thought it would be interesting to make a small list of books that I loved reading in 2013. Especially since I was glued to my e-reader throughout the Holiday period and probably set some kind of personal record by reading 7...
Draw me a better person

Draw me a better person

I have been working really hard to tick off all the things on my ever-expanding to-do list so that I can finally sit down and draw. Yes, I have realized that because I see drawing as pleasure and not work – in fact it is one of my favorite activities of all...
Tallinn Light Biennale

Tallinn Light Biennale

I had the honor to be invited to participate in this year’s (and first ever) Tallinn Light Biennale that took place from November 24th to December 1st. It featured two indoor exhibitions and several public space installations with Estonian and international...
Exhibition in Rundum: Photos and Credits

Exhibition in Rundum: Photos and Credits

Here are some photos from my recent solo exhibition in Rundum, Tallinn. It opened on November 14th 2013. That same night we also held an Artist Talk where a representative from the local animal rights group (Loomade Nimel) Kristina interviewed me about the connections...
Wall Drawing Process

Wall Drawing Process

Here is a time-lapse of the wall drawing progress for my solo show in Rundum Artist-Run Space in Tallinn. It is a drawing of the Sea Shepherd ship M/V Bob Barker based on a beautiful photo taken by Jo-Anne McArthur (We Animals). The whole process only took something...
Follow-up on Rundum exhibition preparations

Follow-up on Rundum exhibition preparations

My long-awaited LEDs did arrive on Monday but turned out to be a completely wrong colour compared to the previous ones, making the pictures look purple. So yesterday I had to travel far and wide and visit parts of Tallinn I didn’t even know existed to find...
Exhibitions and Murphy’s Law

Exhibitions and Murphy’s Law

  As I have just announced in my second Newsletter – the recently mentioned exhibition project proposition for Rundum Artist-Run Space has very quickly turned into my very first solo show and it is opening already on November 14th! So for the past week we have...
How I Found My Visual Handwriting

How I Found My Visual Handwriting

When I was studying art in high school I could not comprehend why one teacher never seemed to be satisfied with my portrait drawings. I was able to achieve such great resemblance with the subject through meticulous shading and pencil smudging – the perfect use...
First sneak peak of the new light box series!

First sneak peak of the new light box series!

Here is a sneaky-peaky of one of my light boxes (with Tallinn city lights in the background)! This one is called “Big Glove”, it is part of a series of light box drawings entitled “Ship Life” that retrace moments of my time spent onboard one of...
Artist Statement Generator

Artist Statement Generator

Have you ever had trouble figuring out what to write in your artist statement and the deadline for sending it off is in half an hour? Ever heard of such thing as an Artist Statement Generator? Well, don’t go deleting your drafts just yet, but for a little...

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