As long as you have a bit of nature, you should never be bored. | 50 Lessons That Moomins Can Teach You About Life

Moomin by Tove Jansson. “Lie on the bridge and watch the water flowing past. Or run, or wade through the swamp in your red boots. Or roll yourself up and listen to the rain falling on the roof. It’s very easy to enjoy yourself.

Tove Jansson -- Finnish painter / designer / illustrator

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

Tove Jansson

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

Tove Jansson’s first ever Moomin book ‘The Moomins and the Great Flood’. Tove Jansson began writing the book in War had broken out, and the 25 year old Finnish writer was thinking about a different world, one not shot through with fear and hatred.

Tove Jansson, the artist, with her Moomin characters, 1956

Tove Jansson: My magical Moomin Christmas

Novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author Tove Jansson with her Moomin characters,

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