Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator - fantastic photograph of her!

Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator / author - fantastic photograph of her!

Tove Jansson. Summer in Klovharu island, Finland. Lucky us, we have visited the island...

Tove Jansson: My magical Moomin Christmas

finland // the summer book tove jansson swimming near her finnish island.

Tove Jansson from: http://www.moomin.com/tove/eng/galleria_ateljee.html#images/atelje_03.jpg

Tove Jansson priming canvases in her studio. Late – early Photo: Per Olov Jansson

Moomin-writer Tove Jansson's cabin in the Porvoo archipelago

Moomin-writer Tove Jansson's cabin in the Porvoo archipelago, Finland

Tove Jansson on Bredskär in 1950 small

Tove Jansson on the island of Bredskär in 1950

allthingsmoomin: “ Tove Jansson on the island of Bredskär in Tove and Lars Jansson bought the island and built a house called Vindrosen (The Wind Rose) in The whole family moved in except for Tove’s brother Per Olov Jansson (who also took.

Tove Jansson

Young Tove Jansson painting in her studio. Finnish author and artist, creator of The Moomins.

Klovharu island, where Tove Jansson and her partner Tooti spent their summers.

Klovharu island, where Tove Jansson and her partner Tooti spent their summers.

Tove Jansson - Finnish children's author and illustrator (and creator of the Moomins)

Tove Jansson - Finnish children's author and illustrator (and creator of the Moomins)

"If I want to wish something good on people, I wish them islands with no address." -Tove Jansson, quoted in "Islands of Fantasy,"published in 2003 by the Moominvalley Collection at the Tampere Art Museum (http://muumilaakso.tampere.fi/en/)

Klovharun - Jansson Island The Finnish writer/painter, Tove Jansson used to own, and stay her summer time at this island, not so far away from Helsinki, Finland.

Eventually, after spending 28 summers on Klovharu, Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietila - both in their 70s - were no longer fit enough to continue going there. "Tove realised she had to leave the island when she became scared of the sea. And that was a turning point. She realised she was getting old and frail," says Sophia. "Once they left, they didn't want to speak about it and they didn't want to go back. They just wanted to keep that period in their minds."

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