Monday, 24 October 2016

The New Finnabair Team Is Here!

My Friends...
the long awaited day has finally come! :) It's time to reveal my new Creative Team!
But before I do, please be a tiny bit more patient -
First of all, let's say a huge thank you to these 5 wonderful Artists who shared their Art on this blog and never stopped inspiring us all.
Dear Friends, a huge round of applause to:

When you click on their names above, you will be able to see all the beautiful posts with Art they created for the Team and enjoy them once again.

In case you missed the news, Linda and Marta have joined my special Brand Ambassadors group. I'm so thrilled to have these amazing girls by my side! You can read more about this incredible Team {here}.

Three Artists will continue their Finn Team journey and I'm really grateful and excited to have them here with us.

Choosing a new team is always a super hard job but this year it turned out to be the hardest ever.
We were showered with emails from all over the place - Cyprus to Sweden, Mexico, Argentina, Belarus, India, Italy... Old friends, new faces, so many dreamers passionate about Art... It was like an amazing artsy ride around the world. And a true privilege to 'meet' you all...

Thank you for all your kind words for me and my Team - it means a lot to us to know we keep inspiring you!
We were really impressed - never before have the applications been so good! And narrowing down to just 8 spots was extremely stressful and seemed impossible. The important thing is: please please don't give up! Perhaps the next term will be yours! I truly hope so! :)

And now it's time to say a proper welcome to the Fantastic Five!

John Creighton Petersen

1. From? I am a life long Seattle resident – love my trees, water and rain!
2. Always on my work table: craft mat, palette knives, brushes, heavy weight black gesso, beading mat and needles
3. Favorite color palette: This changes constantly but my 'go to' color palette is always black, silver and sapphire.
4. Favorite creations: It seems that almost everything I work on ends up being some sort of mix of collage and assemblage. I’m constantly challenging myself to try something new, whether it be in creating a book, home decor piece or jewelry.
5. I am inspired by: EVERYTHING around me – the colors of the sky in a sunrise, the texture in a rusted piece of metal, song lyrics, architecture, other artists.
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I become excited with the possibilities!
7. Cats or dogs? Dog – we are lucky to have Maddy in our life, a seven year old springer spaniel/boxer/pit mix who found us last year at the shelter. I can’t get enough of her puppy kisses and snoring at night.
8. Tea or coffee? Coffee, I’m from Seattle after all! Anyone who knows me can speak to my coffee obsession and knows that there is generally a cup of java nearby at most times.
9. Simple or messy? Controlled creative chaos, which is somewhere between simple and messy but not a hot mess.
10. I’m dreaming about: My next creative project! I’m naturally curious so there is always something creative going on in my mind.
You can meet John via his website, instagram, pinterest and make friends on facebook.

 Karolina Bukowska

1. From? Poland
2. Always on my work table: organised chaos - papers, glue, scissors, white gesso.
3. Favorite color palette: gold, brown, pink, turquoise, blue.
4. Favorite creations: altered art, canvases, scrapbooking layouts with a touch of mixed-media.
5. I am inspired by: life in general - nature, people, music, photography.
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I see possibilities.
7. Cats or dogs? Dogs
8. Tea or coffee? Coffee
9. Simple or messy? Messy
10. I'm dreaming about: Always being myself.

You can meet Karolina via her blog, instagram, pinterest, make friends on facebook and follow her youtube channel.
Kassa - Karen Hayselden

1. From: I'm a 'Yorkshire' tea drinking girl. :)
2. Always on my work table: Colors!
3. Favorite color palette: A kaleidoscope of ├╝ber brights.
4. Favorite creations: loose page creations as I can start them anytime-anywhere and finish them anytime-anywhere and I usually have 3 or 4 on the go at one time so I can give them time to breathe and grow....
5. I'm inspired by: happiness, patterns, lines, curves, Color...
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: My fingertips tingle - my brain starts to buzz - its happy time. :)
7. Cats or dogs? Dogs - but rude not to say that as I have 3 :) - 2 large breed Leonbergers - Leo & Ruby and Sammy the Pug...
8. Tea or coffee? STRONG Yorkshire tea always...
9. Simple or messy? Messy - but call me crazy - my messy is a highly organised precision messy! I drive myself nuts!
10. I'm dreaming about: Happy always...
You can meet Kassa via her blog, instagram, pinterest and make friends on facebook.

Marta Grochocka

1. From: Poland.
2. Always on my work table: sprays, fabric plaster, gesso, stencils.
3. Favorite color palette: blues & greens
4. Favorite creations: Oh, art journals of course!
5. I am inspired by: in no particular order: dreams, thoughts, feelings and emotions, books, music, nature, people, conversations, colors, shapes, textures.
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: I see a challenge. :) Or I quickly have a few ideas in my head how to fill it.
7. Cats or dogs? Cats. Ginger cats. ♥
8. Tea or coffee? Tea with lemon & sugar to relax, coffee with milk & sugar to work.
9. Simple or messy? Messy. :)
10. I'm dreaming about: Going back to Scotland one day... Just to smell the air again.
You can meet Marta via her blog, instagram, pinterest, make friends on facebook and follow her art on her youtube.

Sanda Reynolds

1. From? I am from Romania, but I live in London UK with my Irish husband.
2. Always on my work table: paints, brushes, sprays, heat gun, baby wipes, all sorts of mediums and pastes, fabrics and laces, in one word: pure chaos! :)
3. Favorite color palette: Love all colours, but teal, brown and gold is one of my favorite combos.
4. Favorite creations: Love collage, art journaling, assemblage, tags and cards.
5. I am inspired by: so many things... a walk in the park, sunshine, people, music, scraps of old laces and fabrics in a flea market, music, vintage photos, or just by the color of a jar of paint.
6. When I see a blank page/canvas: Can't wait to start working on it.
7. Cats or dogs? Definitely dogs... and cats. ­čśŐ
8. Tea or coffee? Mostly coffee, but love tea too.
9. Simple or messy? That's easy: terribly messy!
10. I'm dreaming about: Apart from good health, love and peace, I dream about a small cottage somewhere in Transylvania...
You can meet Sanda via her blog, instagram, pinterest, make friends on facebook and follow her art on her youtube.

So what do you think? :) Personally, I just can't wait what this new term brings...
I must tell you, all my Creative Teams so far were real Dream Teams and I'm feeling very very lucky and so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful talented and friendly people.
Let's give them all a huge round of applause, shall we? :)



Unknown said...

Big congrats to everyone!!! Anna, thank you so much for making me part of your wonderful Team! I'm more than happy to be here! Let the journey begin! xoxoxo

Nirvana said...


LucianaW said...

Congratulations for all friends!!! Is amazing!!! xoxo

Cathy - CMP Designs said...

Congratulations to the new team.

Athanasia said...

Congratulations everyone!!!
Feeling sooo grateful for staying for second term in the most AMAZING team ever ❤

Karolina Bukowska said...

Congratulations to all! I am excited about the coming future

julie said...

huge congratulations to all, but especially to my friend Karen Hayselden x

jenn shurkus said...

congratulations to everyone!! can't wait to see your creations!!! :)

KOLOROWY ptak said...

Big congratulations to everyone!!! Amazing team :D !!!

Maura said...

Awesome!! So excited for the new team! Congratulations!!

Sanderijn de Bruin said...

Congratulations to all of you! Wonderful team! I wish you all the best and can't wait to see what you will create.

Cathy - CMP Designs said...

Congratulations to the new team members & the ones that are staying on!

Sammy said...

Really fab team, and especially delighted to see the fabulous Kassa up there! Can't wait to see what gorgeousness is in store! x

Kathy Bradley said...

Congratulations to the new and super talented Finn Team!

Melina Dahl Minas kreativa said...

Congratulations to all of you! :)

Helen Anderson said...

Big congratulations to you all!

JaMajka said...

Can't find the proper words to say THANK YOU ♥ This is an amazing opportunity and a chance of my lifetime :) Feel so grateful!

Heather said...

Welcome all. I am so excited for you all

Robin said...

Looks like a very talented group of artists! Can't wait to see what you all create. Congratulations.

Janka said...

Congratulations to all!

ArtCuore said...

Felicidades y ├ęxitos a los nuevos miembros del equipo. Saludos

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