Whaaaat…..I’ve actually REMEMBERED (okay, guessed) my password and I’ve logged into my blog after all this time! 🙂

So, nao I can actually resume blogging here again. I need to keep up my doodles! Soon I will make a post on what has changed in my life since 2011…..it’s been many things.

Just briefly:

  • I graduated from HND Graphic Design at Prague College
  • I broke up with my ex-boyfriend Michal after 2,5 years
  • I spent 2,5 weeks in Estonia and Finland last summer with my 2 friends 🙂
  • I bought a Tibetan Spaniel dog Colombo Gracia-In AKA Gimli
  • I’ve gotten to know a wonderful guy from Finland who’s my boyfriend 
  • I am MOVING to Finland this August because I’ve gotten a graphic design job in Helsinki! 🙂
  • I eat almost no dairy anymoar


Hmmm, many things, right? I shall elaborate them more later. Hello to all my readers, you are all awesome 🙂


Meow & Woof

I can’t help it, I just love drawing animals, especially if they’re fluffy and beautiful:

The original Peke photo was this one. As always, click to enlarge the drawing! And I apologize for the watermarks, but it’s kind of necessary. If you’d like me to draw your pet, kindly prepare 15 Euro for an A5 drawing and just contact me at michaela [dot] istokova [at] yahoo [dot] com, I’ll get back to you right away! 🙂 The shipping is paid by me, so no worries.

Flowers All The Way

It seems I love drawing & painting flowers, especially those in various RED, BURGUNDY, VIOLET, PINK & MAGENTA hues:

This is a study of flowers I recently bought in Tesco… I think it’s so kitschy!!! Gosh. Add a golden frame and some rosey wallpaper and it’ll be awesome xD

A very wrinkly random peony painting. Yes, there are tiny people there…I was imagining I am living among peony flowers when painting this little colorful fun 😛


I promise myself I will post more!!!

This is for sale btw. Price upon request. Give it some appreciative love at my Behance! 🙂 This also happens to be my IF entry btw, on the topic of “Winter”.

Noise & Korea


Yes, I use the word f*ck more than often when angry…


Moar kitties to come 🙂


One thing is for sure, I LOVE Marimekko…and I also love the kind of interviews they give to their designers. I thought maybe it’s time for a little self-reflection and you getting to know me better – so here it is, me interviewing myself the Marimekko style!

My greatest fashion icon:
Pin-ups & Stella McCartney. Quite a schizophrenic choice, I know.

The best fashion advice anyone ever gave me:
Wear whatever you feel like wearing!

The most important thing to remember when decorating a room:
Keep it airy & fun. Which is seriously an opposite of MY ROOM that is cluttered with shit stuff, there’s way too much furniture on such a small space, too many colors and really an unnecessary amount of clothes all around the place. Sigh. This is why I am dreaming about an airy, light, uncluttered and quietly whimsical room… 🙂

I work best when:
I’ve slept well, woke up early and have no worries or anxieties about anything (which is rare). Also, when I’m inspired by something…duh.

My most important mentor:
My grandma, maybe.

The word that best describes my design philosophy:
I’m still working on creating one actually…so far it’s “keep it fun and clean” but in this stage of my personal development the word could be GREENHORN. ;P

My first memory of Marimekko:
Seeing a Marimekko fatboy in an interior design shop few years ago. I still want one!

The shape I’m most fascinated with right now:
Mushrooms. Fish. Snowflakes.

Three things I can’t live without right now:
Ayurvedic teas, my cozy bed & eh…Wobenzym. O_o

Three things I couldn’t live without when I was a teenager:
Black nail polish, Bravo Girl xD & my diary.

I relax by:
Reading, listening to ambient music, yoga & doodling.

If I were not working as a designer, I would be:
A vet, a biologist or maybe a horse* farm owner.

When I travel I always take:
A passport, curious mind and a bottle of water!

Sketch by hand or click on computer?
I prefer hand…the shape is more fluent that way and I feel more comfy doodling by hand.

The smell that reminds me of childhood:
Wet doggy fur of our Westie Glenn.

My favourite escape:
The forest. And travel books…I’m just reading one about a visit to Scandinavia, Scotland & Iceland. ^^

The colour that means comfort to me:
Warm green & creamy white.

The colour that means courage to me:
Red, black and dark blue.

Human ability to hurt & kill for no reason terrifies me.

A bouquet of colorful flowers and a handwritten note make a great gift to me. ^^

The best Sunday morning music:
Royksopp & Tori Amos.

My first job ever:
A stable cleaner & helper – this was an unpaid job. As for the paid one, it was a hostess job.


* I went horseriding yesterday after 7 years and I’m hooked again. OMG!!! You can expect many horsey doodles in the future… I’m going horseriding again on Nov 30th, maybe I’ll be even galloping this time…YEAH BABY.

Iceland horses with their happy riders in a beautifully snowy Finland. I'm envious!