The first "real" snow fell yesterday in our mountains. In such moments, I always think back to The Moomins. TV series that I loved to watch and which has had a huge impact on me! Moomins have a very special place in my heart, right next door to the Studio Ghibli productions. Everyone who watched this series, about the Moomin Valley, as a child knows how traumatic, terrifying and tense was the episode about Buka (The Groke). I think it touched the imagination more than Alien and The Thing combined! :) This year again I felt the need to paint Groke and to open a portal to the fantastic world of the Moomin Valley :), to pay the tribute to this fantastic charactes and stories created by Tove Jansson, which had such a huge impact on me as an artist and human!