keskiviikko 16. elokuuta 2017

tiistai 15. elokuuta 2017

perjantai 11. elokuuta 2017

perjantai 4. elokuuta 2017

Media Consciousness (video)

I love all my mythology, spiritual growth and art videos but this one is one of the best ones I've ever done. Please pay attention to it. 

keskiviikko 2. elokuuta 2017

maanantai 24. heinäkuuta 2017

sunnuntai 23. heinäkuuta 2017

torstai 20. heinäkuuta 2017

sunnuntai 16. heinäkuuta 2017

Broom Closet (Video)

Thoughts about the broom closet.Video response to YouTube Pagan challenge theme: Broom Closet. 

lauantai 15. heinäkuuta 2017

sunnuntai 2. heinäkuuta 2017

sunnuntai 25. kesäkuuta 2017

torstai 22. kesäkuuta 2017

keskiviikko 21. kesäkuuta 2017

tiistai 13. kesäkuuta 2017

Initiation (video)

My thoughts on initiation rituals. Video response for YouTube Pagan challenge. 

maanantai 12. kesäkuuta 2017

sunnuntai 11. kesäkuuta 2017

lauantai 10. kesäkuuta 2017

perjantai 9. kesäkuuta 2017

sunnuntai 4. kesäkuuta 2017

perjantai 2. kesäkuuta 2017

torstai 1. kesäkuuta 2017

keskiviikko 31. toukokuuta 2017

torstai 18. toukokuuta 2017

maanantai 15. toukokuuta 2017

Paintings inspired by Finnish Myths

In Finnish mythology there is character called Utu-Neito the mist maiden.
Mist Maidens are ethereal water/air spirits. During twilight mist you might see them dancing above waters on lakes, streams and ponds. They also sing beautiful songs.
It is believed when it is not misty mist maidens live in the bottom of the lakes.

Original is available here.

In Finnish Mythology we have special group of elves called "Maahinen". Their name comes from the word "Maa" meaning earth. Maahinen is an earth bound creature. They are sometimes also known as "Menninkäinen". They live underground in cozy homes that are very similar to human homes. They are small and they have round faces. Maahinen knows a lot about earth medicine and healing powers of nature. They have special kind of magick. Some Maahinen are known to have their own animals and cattle. 

"Menninkäistyttö" Original is available here. 

Forests are filled with fairies and other "invisible" spirits.

"Forest in the mist" Original is available here. 

Postcards, prints and other goodies available in my zazzle-shop. 

sunnuntai 14. toukokuuta 2017

perjantai 12. toukokuuta 2017

Animal Paintings inspired by Finnish Mythology

I've always been very found of Finnish mythology. It is very shamanistic, embraces nature connection and humans companionship with animals.

"Firefox and the northern lights"
In Finnish mythology Northern Lights are created by magical firefox Tulikettu when it runs in the snowy hills and it's fur touches the snow it creates magical sparkles that are seen as aurora borealis. This is one of my favorite folk tales from Finnish mythology. 

Original is available in my etsy-store. 

In Finnish mythology Cuckoo is a bird of destiny. Eastern Finnish poem tells from the moon maiden who weaves people's destinies. 
From her tears became three rivers. From three rivers rise three hills. On three hills there was three birch trees. On the top of the birch trees there was three cuckoos. People who passed these trees and heard the Cuckoos singing got a change from Cuckoos to hear their destiny. Smartest ones chose not to. Because one should always follow their own star and find their own path.

Mixed Media on Canvas. Original is available here.

Often I get inspired by nature. It is always magical experience to see northern lights and I paint them quite often.

Watercolor and acrylics on paper.

Original is available here also digital prints available here. 

From all my artworks that are inspired by Finnish myths and folklore you can buy prints, postcards and other products from my zazzle store and my redbubble store. 

lauantai 6. toukokuuta 2017

Snakes in Finnish and Baltic Folklore (Video)

Beliefs towards snakes are in fact quite similar in Finland and Baltic countries. Snake has very interesting origins according to myths. 

perjantai 5. toukokuuta 2017

Hiking in the Highlands

I realized I haven't posted photos here for ages. During Spring break I went off to Scotland to meet my dear Finnish friend Katja who was in exchange there and we were off to Highland to do some hiking. 

Here is our lovely tent. 

First time hitch hiking. As you can see ride was rather exotic. 


Fairy Fountain

I can't wait to return and we had lovely time. 

torstai 4. toukokuuta 2017

Paganism in the republic of Finland (video)

Some of the most common questions that I get frequently what is paganism like in Finland. This video is based on my own experiences and I hope it answers to this question. 

keskiviikko 3. toukokuuta 2017

Finnish Mythology: Foxes (Video)

Foxes have very interesting origins in Finnish Mythology. Story of the fox is also intertwined with northern lights. 

perjantai 28. huhtikuuta 2017

torstai 27. huhtikuuta 2017

Finnish Mythology: Ukko the god of the skies (Video)

Ukko Finnish god of the skies and thunder. Ukko is also god of  love, prosperity and fertility. 

Beltane Greeting Cards

To all pagan fans of Fairychamber (I know there is quite a few out there). I have whole new line of Beltane greeting cards in my Zazzle shop waiting to be bought and sent )O( 

keskiviikko 26. huhtikuuta 2017

Finnish Mythology: Forest Deities (Video)

This is in fact one of my most popular YouTube videos. Can not complain. Finnish forest deities are awesome <3 enjoy="" nbsp="" p="">

Greeting Card Sale on Zazzle

There is 50 % off from all greeting cards in zazzle. With code APRILSHOWERS

Greeting Cards Collection as well. I hope you´ll find something you like. 

maanantai 24. huhtikuuta 2017

Piggies in my sketchbook

My sketchbooks are filled with super cute baby animals. Here are some of my piggies painted with watercolors. 

sunnuntai 23. huhtikuuta 2017

Finnish Pagan Holidays: Matopäivä (Ostara)

We have our version of Ostara in Finland. Matopäivä the day of the snakes. 

Fairy Door

I was bitten by the crafting bug and I've been making fairy doors. 

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perjantai 21. huhtikuuta 2017

Easter Witches (Video)

I recently made a video about my favorite Finnish Easter tradition that is of course the Easter witches. 

torstai 20. huhtikuuta 2017

Showing My Sketchbooks (video)

Me showing some of my older sketch books. 

Watercolor Painting Anna from Once Upon A Time

I am super addicted to the tv-series Once Upon A Time. Anna from Frozen is one of my favorite characters. Here is my painting of her.

Watercolors on A3 Watercolor paper
(c) Niina Niskanen

Characters of Once Upon A Time belong to Disney and ABC 

Some images from the painting process

I filmed the painting process as well 

keskiviikko 19. huhtikuuta 2017

sunnuntai 19. maaliskuuta 2017

Spring Sale

There is Spring Sale in my Etsy shop for the next two weeks all the way till the end of March. Use the code "SpringSale" and you get 40 % off from all orders over 25 euros.