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For Animal Lovers – News, Art, and a Flash Sale!

This week, I share exciting personal news and celebrate with a flash sale. The animal drawing class Animal Inkdom is 40 % off this weekend! The sale ends on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at midnight PDT. >> Buy here!

A beagle puppy in colored pencils. By Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet.
Our new puppy in colored pencils. Rainbow is a symbol of hope and water is the element that refers to her name.

This week, my husband and I had a small vacation. We went for a two-day trip to see the Finnish countryside and some towns, but first and foremost: to choose a new family member! We have been waiting for this since our beloved beagle Cosmo passed away, but beagles are very popular, and cold winter seemed to postpone the litter.

But here she is!

Paivi Eerola holding her new beagle puppy.

She is only 5 weeks in the photo and we will get her after a few weeks. We have named her Saima. It’s a Finnish girl’s name and also very similar to Saimaa, the largest lake, where we went to see her. Saima also has a grey spot on her other leg. Grey is harmaa in Finnish, and a famous Finnish poet was Saima Harmaja. So there really was only one option for the name! We are eagerly waiting for her and hope that our beagle Stella will love her too.

Celebrating Saima – Animal Inkdom 40% OFF

Last spring, when waiting impatiently for her to be born, I decided that after I get to hold a new puppy in my arms, there will also be a sale for Animal Inkdom. So now’s the time!

Animal Inkdom - a drawing class taught by Paivi Eerola, Finland.

Animal Inkdom has been my most popular class during the past couple of years. When I recorded it, I had so much fun that I had to edit out some laughs. I think that the love for animals and the easy flow of ideas have made the class inspiring for everyone.

And because choosing a puppy isn’t something that happens often, I wanted the sale to be exceptional too. Animal Inkdom is 40% OFF, but only for this weekend! The sale ends on Sunday night, July 18, 2021, at midnight PDT. >> Buy Here!

Annual Birthday Sale for the Illustrator in Us

Birthday Sale

I love fine art, but life gets heavy if it’s filled with that only. I believe that behind every artist, there’s an illustrator too. The one who likes to play and smile, and say it in a way that everyone gets it, children included. So this year’s birthday sale is dedicated to the illustrator in us. If you have ever considered this or taking these online classes, now is the time!

Animal Inkdom

Normally 79 EUR, now 59 EUR (about 72 USD).
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Animal Inkdom, online art class by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet

Draw Fantastic wildlife – buy now!

Magical Inkdom

Normally 59 EUR, now 49 EUR (about 60 USD).
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Magical Inkdom, online art class by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet

Draw cats, fairies, wonderlands – buy now!

Decodashery

Normally 50 EUR, now 39 EUR (about 48 USD).
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Decodashery, online art class by Paivi Eerola of Peony and Parakeet

Paint vintage beauty – buy now!

The sale ends on Valentine’s Day, Feb 14th, midnight PST.

Let’s keep smiling, dreaming, and making it all visible too!

Budgies’ Picks – Christmas Sale!

They say that behind every man there’s a woman, but did you know that behind Paivi’s every class there’s a flock of helpful birds!

Even if we live in Finland with Paivi, our roots are in the wilderness of Australia. So, we happen to know quite a lot about free expression! For humans, it doesn’t always come so naturally, so classes are needed. This Christmas, we want to come up (even if it’s a bit scary), and give a few recommendations!

Salvadora: Magical Forest

I like nature and adventures! When I watched Paivi creating this class, it felt like we traveled together through a fairytale.

Magical Forest – 88 EUR now 69 EUR – Buy Here!

Bonneville: Inspirational Drawing

I am the oldest bird in the flock and always encourage everybody to get flying. I think that flying is very similar to drawing. You have to give it a chance and trust your wings!

Inspirational Drawing – 109 EUR now 79 EUR – Buy Here!

Primavera: Decodashery

As the prettiest bird, I believe in the power of beauty. This class is so uplifting – all the colors, the deliciousness …

Decodashery – 50 EUR now 42 EUR – Buy Here!

Leonardo: Animal Inkdom

I am the entertainer and want to choose a class that has humor. This one makes us all smile and sing. And there are birds too, of course!

Animal Inkdom – 79 EUR – 59 EUR – Buy Here!

P.S. Paivi’s Recommendation: Floral Freedom

Paivi recommends Floral Freedom for all who haven’t gone to an art school but finally want to know how to paint abstract art.

The class has started this month, but you can still hop in! In this class, we study Paul Klee’s and Wassily Kandinsky’s principles about abstract art and put them into practice by creating abstract florals. After this class, you will look at art, both yours and anyone else’s, in a new way. You will realize why some abstract pieces are so attractive, and some aren’t.

This is NOT a class where you are just told to make a mess and be happy about it. In Floral Freedom, you will learn a basic “visual vocabulary” that you can widen and alter to your liking. In Floral Freedom, you will explore abstract art in both emotional and technical directions. And we will paint flowers – what a joy! Sign up now!

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