Above: Heading into the port at Copenhagen, and thereafter to Helsinki, Tallin, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg! Traveling by ship was exciting, but weather conditions at sea were so rough that I wasn't able to complete nearly as many drawings as I'd hoped. Some days the ship was rocking so much that it was hard to walk in a straight line, let alone sketch!
But I took lots of notes for future drawings and I tried to draw whenever we were at port or traveling on land. These "Suomi-Finland Girls" happened while driving around the Finnish countryside. They're inspired by all the pretty blue-and-white folk art we saw around Helsinki and in the town of Porvoo.
These "Stockholm Girls" (and their dogs) were inspired by all the cool light-wash denim, casual sandals, and bright sneakers we saw while walking around the city. I would absolutely move to Stockholm, BTW. Apparently endless summer sun + cider + minimal cool? Yes, please.