Tales and Art in a Small Scale with a Big Heart

A new tale, "La Teinte Flamboyant", is starting in the near future...

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The Life and Tales of Elliot Crane

Foreword: Lady in the Air

  Sometimes I walk in the woods, and it’s so peaceful and quiet that I could hear a butterfly’s wing drop in the grass. Those are the times when the little folks wake up

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Hello, and welcome to my world!

I am Marianne Tahko, a Finnish artist and writer. I have made art all my life, and I’m mostly self-taught. In 2006 I started collecting fashion dolls and shortly after customizing them more to my liking, and writing stories with them as my characters. I’m now writing those stories – or tales, as I like to call them – as books I hope to publish in the future. My favorite genre is magical realism; I like painting realistic looking personalities and writing magic into their lives. I hope you find joy in my work. Any questions? Let me know!

Marianne Tahko

The Life and Tales of Elliot Crane
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