This year has been difficult for everyone and forced all of us to channel our sisu to survive. But what does that mean? The essence of sisu is that it is a combination of tenacity, integrity and calm in the face of adversity.
When a person is tenacious, they hold on to the things that are important to them, whether they are goals, personal values, what have you. They have an outcome or a desired effect in mind as they face the challenge.
Integrity is key to sisu in that it keeps us true to the best parts of us even when faced with hardships.
Keeping calm, even when things seem at their worst, allows people to handle a stressful situation much better than panicking. It allows us to be as clear-minded as possible as we deal with what is in front of us.
We know you already have the tenacity and integrity, and are offering this poster as a moment of calm to clear your mind, relax and escape.
One winner will be selected by the Finlandia Art & Design faculty and staff. The winner will receive a $1000 scholarship for their year of entry at Finlandia. Artwork must be submitted by March 1, 2021 at 11:59p.m. to be considered for this scholarship.
One winner will be selected through online voting by friends, family and community members. Share your piece to garner more votes. Artwork must be submitted by March 1 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered for this scholarship. Voting will commence on November 13, 2020 and end on March 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Many additional prizes including gift cards for local businesses and Finlandia University swag will be chosen through a raffle drawing.
Numerous studies have shown that coloring, whether with a physical instrument such as crayon or a digitally, provides multiple health benefits such as reducing anxiety and stress, improving focus and improving sleep. We hope this poster gives you an opportunity to take a breath, relax and find a moment of calm and healing.
Did you know? You can make a career out of helping others heal through art. Learn about Finlandia’s Art Therapy program here.
Voting is now open! Submissions will continue to be added as they are submitted. Please vote for your favorite below by clicking the thumbs up button underneath your choice. The submission with the most votes on March 1, 2021 will win the $1000 People’s Choice Scholarship.