Make art with Mervi

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

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Art Workshop logo - An illustration of a silhouette of a mouse with handwritten text ART WORKSHOP above it in a half circle and simplified MERVI logo below it all in white colour over a pink circular background with a thin white circular line slightly offset inside the background by Mervi Eskelinen

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.

Three quick sketches of ice creams, soft ice cream in a cone, an ice cream bar and an ice cream in a cone by Mervi Eskelinen

Step 1: Idea

I share a prompt phrase or idea and we start sketching and making notes of the ideas

A sketch of a soft ice cream in a cone with an empty circle behind it by Mervi Eskelinen

Step 2: development

Then we will evaluate the ideas and begin to develop them

An illustration of soft vanilla white with pink stripes ice cream in a waffle cone on a round softly textured pink background by Mervi Eskelinen

Step 3: Creation

Finally it's time to create the finished artwork in any format or medium you like and 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

Making art is good for you

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.

Get started

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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An illustration of a white mouse with pink tail and paws and insides of ears holding an orange cup of tea on a green softly textured round background Mervi Eskelinen

Mouse Lounge

€1 / month (plus VAT when applicable)


Join the monthly art workshop plus get some exclusive digital goodies

  • Monthly art workshop for boosting your creativity
  • Mobile device wallpaper each month you pledge
  • Access polls to help me decide what to draw!
  • Random surprises!
An illustration of a brown bunny with pink nose and insides of ears holding a carrot on a pink softly textured round background Mervi Eskelinen

Bunny Club

€4 / month (plus VAT when applicable)


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

  • Monthly educational and actionable articles on how to make more art and be more creative
  • Selected digital goods are FREE in my Patreon shop
  • 20% off my art shop
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Fox Society

€7 / month (plus VAT when applicable)


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

  • Exclusive Sticker (learn more at Patreon)
  • Exclusive art video each month and access to all the previous videos
  • Exclusive downloadable digital print and digital sticker set each month you pledge
  • 25% off my art shop