About this site

This is a blog and web design site by Mervi Emilia Eskelinen (later Mervi Emilia). All the content on this site is by Mervi Emilia if not stated otherwise.

Some of the content may not be suitable for all audiences. Please, do not let your small kids use the Internet alone. They really shouldn't.

The theme of this site is by Mervi Emilia. The theme or any parts of the theme may not be copied or reproduced without permission.

Cookies and data collection

  • This website (as pretty much every other site) uses cookies. By using this site you are giving consent to cookies being used. You can remove the used cookies from your browser or block this site from using cookies. However, if you remove the cookies, it may hinder your user experience.
  • Cookies are small encrypted files that are stored on your computer or other device. They are used to improve your user experience.
  • Cookies are also used to collect anonymous statistics about your visit. To opt-out from being tracked with Google Analytics (which I currently use), you can use Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Some browsers also have settings which allow opting out from being tracked.
  • Other websites/services you are using, such as Google, Facebook and Twitter, may collect information about your visit to this site with their own cookies and web beacons. That is something I cannot control.

Comments, polls and contact

  • Comments are by their respective authors.
  • Mervi Emilia is not responsible of comments and their content.
  • Messages sent through contact form are not published with any personal information of the message author without the message author's permission.
  • Offensive or unsuitable materials may be deleted or modified before or after they have been published.
  • Comment author's or poll voter's IP address is saved and may be banned for offensive behaviour. The saved IP addresses are not published.
  • The saved email addresses are never published. The comment email addresses are mainly used only for Gravatar integration. The email address may be used for follow up questions, comments or answers. The email addresses are never given or sold to third parties such as advertisers or spammers.
  • You may opt-in for receiving email notifications of new comments to the same thread when commenting a blog post. You may also opt-out from the notifications by clicking a link on the notification message.
  • Spam, scam and offensive comments are blocked with a couple of different ways. However, automated spam blocking is not an infallible system. Therefore spam content may leak to comments as well as non-spam comments may be blocked. Sorry about any inconvenience this may cause.
  • In case of problems with the spam blocking, please contact abuse@merviemilia.com.


  • All the content (except the store items and downloadable "Free Stuff"; see below) is published under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 if not stated otherwise.
  • Attribute at least by linking back to the original content.
  • Attributing by the name (Mervi Emilia Eskelinen or Mervi Eskelinen) is recommended.

Store Terms Of Use

The store items are created, owned and © Mervi Emilia Eskelinen. The store items are available for a price for both personal and commercial use. The following terms apply.

  • The brushes/clipart/patterns you have purchased are for both personal and commercial use. The brushes/clipart can be used as part of web images and graphics.
  • You may use the brushes/clipart/patterns you purchased within your own design, painting etc.
  • You may distribute (including commercially) the design, painting etc. which you have created with using the brushes/clipart/patterns you purchased.
  • You may NOT reproduce, redistribute, give away or sell the brushes/clipart/patterns or modified versions of the brushes/clipart/patterns or parts of them in any form or way, including as brushes, clip art, patterns or on one colour or transparent background.

"Free Stuff" Terms Of Use

The free brushes, patterns, textures or other free resources (“Free Stuff”) are created, owned and © Mervi Emilia Eskelinen. The resources are available for free use (both personal and commercial) with certain limitations. The following terms apply.

This is what you MAY do with these resources:

  • Use these resources within your own design, painting etc., provided that proper credit is given (details on the section Crediting).
  • Distribute (including commercially) the design, painting etc. which you have created with using these resources, provided that proper credit is given (details on the section Crediting).
  • Post information about these resources and link to this website on your website without asking my permission.

This is what you MAY NOT do with these resources:

  • Resell or give away these resources.
  • Resell or give away any parts of these resources.
  • Resell or give away a modified version of these resources.
  • Upload/host the resources or any parts of them to other websites or platforms (including virtual worlds).


  • Always provide credit to me (Mervi Emilia) whenever you use these resources. Either credit with the website address (http://helmikuu.net) or with my name (Mervi Emilia) AND the website address (http://merviemilia.com) or linking to the website (http://merviemilia.com).
  • If you cannot or don't want to provide the proper credit, you may purchase a commercial license.

Please contact me hello@merviemilia.com for more information and/or if you need a commercial license.