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A Snufkin tattoo. Well, if I was going to get a tattoo, it might very well feature the super-independent Snufkin (from the Moomin books of Tove Jansson) as well.

“But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things. Now, I just look at them, and when I go away I carry them in my head. Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase.” –Snufkin

Tove Jansson “But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things. Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase.

Tove Jansson. So beautiful

Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins but also an amazing painter. Just saw her centenary exhibition at the Ateneum Museum in Helsinki today, and I'm blown away.

Moomin, Snufkin, some hattifatteners, a fillyjonk and Little My at Tove's house

Moomin, Snufkin, some hattifatteners, a fillyjonk and Little My at Tove's house - Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson is one of my favourite children's authors but she also wrote books for adults and was a painter.

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

moomins dreaming in the clouds , wish i could do the same Tove Jansson

moomins dreaming in the clouds , wish i could do the same Tove Jansson

"Somewhere under his hat the tune began to move, one part expectation, and two parts spring sadness, and for the rest just a colossal delight at being alone." Quote from Tove Jansson's story 'The Spring Tune,' found in "Tales from Moominvalley."

"Somewhere under his hat the tune began to move, one part expectation, and two parts spring sadness, and for the rest just a colossal delight at being alone." Tove Jansson, Tales from Moominvalley.

Great Party in Moominvalley A3 POSTER Vintage by PikkuMyyPL

Great Party in Moominvalley - classic print based on Moomin book illustration - poster, size illustration

snufkin — tove jansson "Everything gets so difficult if you want to own things. You have to carry them around and watch over them. I just look at them, and then when I continue on my way I can remember them in my head. I prefer that to dragging a suitcase." --snufkin

Snufkin , the vagabond and philosopher, arrives each spring to Moominvalley to set up camp, fish, and comfort the small creatures of.

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