Milja Talvikki and KeijuPeikko
I am Milja Talvikki Nikamaa,
fantasy artist, outsider artist,
weaver and weaving instructor
from Lemi, Finland, Europe.
I have my own business called KeijuPeikko,
I organize weaving work shops with small portable looms. There is eight looms to use at this moment.
KeijuPeikko can be translated as FairyTroll (keiju = fairy and peikko = troll).
Both, Milja Talvikki and KeijuPeikko,
are registered trademarks since 2011.
Finnish forest after the rain.
Our wonderful nature is a huge source of inspiration.
I was taking pictures in the beautiful forest after the rain,
and later I captured that feeling with my loom.
I love free weave; Touch The Colors is my biggest art work this far.
It was on display at Mikkeli Art & Design Week 2016.
There was 14 touchable panels which describes Finnish seasons from spring to autumn.
During spring 2018 I will create video of pictures "making of".
I also love weaving double weave, quite opposite of free weave.
Below you can see my latest one, The Celtic Cross.
Some of my fantasy arts, only some...
I´ve had many exhibitions, my own ones, and also with an artist group.
There is only some of my arts on this webpage, and below only few samples.
This project started when I found old eye glass hinges from recycling center...
Then I found old mens ties...
And so was born awful day of an optician, too much work and too many hinges.
There is sharp migraine in the middle of the swirling day.
Hinges in the small swirls are all sewn by hand.
Art for children:
Here you can see "Golden Caravan" from series "Art in old suitcases".
There piggies brake rules and are transporting precious treasures in Sahara Desert.
Point is, that you can always be brave, break rules and fulfill your dreams!
Art from junk:
Rainbow in the sky is always a sight which takes my breath away.
I have created many art pieces of rainbow.
One of my own favorites is this small scale "Rainbow library".
I would love to get one in real life, but that is just a dream...
I have created also some wearable art pieces.
This hat was made for teacher who retired, gift from her colleagues.