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11960007_1193632230653477_694093874363263190_nThis grey Danish Sunday I want to write about sunny Anastasia Takki, painter, designer, author of books and creative studying programms for grownups and children.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Anastasia. And it happened for me to be born as a painter. My parents tried many times to direct me for more ‘earth’ professions, but they didn’t successed. From 6 years old I started to sew dresses for my dolls, and from 16, I sewed clothes for myself and my classmates.

I design products as long as I remember myself. I tried all directions in this area from polygraphics to interior design. Because my love to fashion I started to study master’s degree at Lomonosov Moscow State University, where my lecturer was famous fashion critic Aleksandr Vasilev.

And then a miracle happened. I wrote a book, and it was published at one of the biggest Moscow publishing offices, and to my love to fashion I added love to writing.

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Mandalas from dressmaker

14543358_10154115731929542_316999253_nAfter I created a club for talented women in Aarhus, I am blessed with interesting meetings everyday.

This late Friday story is dedicated to an amazing person Catherina. She is one of the loveliest, funniest and kindest people I have met in my life.

Catherina is from Malaysia, but her family originally comes from India.

6 years ago, on the internet, she met a Danish guy, and they started to chat on everyday topics. Half a year later they decided to meet each other in person. Catherina flew to Denmark for the first time to meet her future husband. This couple doesn’t have an easy romantic story. All this time they had to fly thousand of kilometers to see each other. But in the end they decided, that they love each other no matter of distance, languages and cultures. They got married last year.

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Snail artist from Qatar

13662138_1077267409032053_6287435770365962944_oIn this Saturday’s post let me present a talented painter Tatyana.

Tatyana is 36 years old, she is married and has two wonderful sons.

Tatyana graduated an art school, and later from the university, where she studied regions studies. Immediatly after graduation she moved to Egypt, as she always dreamed to live in a warm country near the sea. There she met her future husband. In the beginning they lived in Egypt, later in United Arab Emirates, and now they live in Qatar.

Tatyana feels comfortable in the Middle East. Maybe due to traditional families society, where husband takes full responsibility for his family, where family life is stable and predictable.

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Handmade toys by Ksenia

eczwzqbo1hgToday’s guest of the blog is Ksenia, who creates beautiful toys.

Ksenia is from the city Izhevsk (Russia).

Her most bright childhood memories are from the times, when her father helped her and her sister to make different creative things. As when they did a frog from a tree fungus, by adding paper legs and button eyes.

So nobody was surprised when Ksenia decided to study at art school and later at art pedagogical department at the university.

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Graphic artist from Antalya

14171836_10206858444799505_627122435_nToday let me present a talented artist Alina Temur, who is best known under her art pseudonyms AlyLen (Design) and Alina_TEM. First she uses for visual art and design and second for fashion illustrations. As she explains, she want to devide her interests and give every art ‘child’ its own name.

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Jewelry designer from Georgia

13719570_1749163831962239_757570599819800672_oAfter I got the idea to organise a creative exhibition and started to promote it on facebook, I met a great number of talented artists and designers.

About one person will be today’s article.

Let me introduce Victoria Rudenko, Ukrainian who is living in Georgia (Republic), an artwood jewelry designer.

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Aarhus Explorers

urbancodeLiving in another country can be struggling, but also it gives a lot of interesting meetings and surprises.

Several weeks ago at meeting at a museum I met Joanna. We talked and it appeared that she has her own company.

I met her and her business partner for an interview and I am looking forward to share their story.

Joanna came to Denmark from Poland 4 years ago, she is married to a Dane. In Poland Joanna was an English teacher.

Her partner, Jandira, is from Guatemala. She has been married with a Dane for 23 years. Before they lived in Mexico, Venezuela, where she worked in an export industry. In total she has been living in Denmark for 7 years.

As most of the internationals, the women had the same problems: integration into the Danish society, learning the language, inability to use their educations in potentional jobs.

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Sew your city

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Yesterday I attended very interesting event in Aarhus, organized by University International Club (UIC).

We were invited to see an exhibition in local museum. The Museum of Ancient Art and Archaelogy hosted exhibition of local women ‘Sew your city’.

The idea of this exhibition began with meeting of museum employeer, who studied history and owner of the embroidery shop.

They wanted to make something involving with Aarhus theme and also something that would have connection with antique.

The result became a full exhibition that consists of 28 works. All of them are made in different styles.

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Game night in Aarhus, creativity meeting and guide at Aarhus institute

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In my struggles with Danish language recently I didn‘t write any posts, but today is the day! I really missed writing for my blog.

Yesterday I had great and interesting day in Aarhus and I am looking forward to share the story with you, my dear readers.

My day started at Hasle culture house. In the area there live a lot of pensioners and people with small incomes, so at library they opened culture house. They have different initiatives, like creative shop, where one can bring their hand – made and sell it (there are pieces from Somalia, Romania, most are from Denmark). Since I like hand made, visiting this shop gives me inspiration (one woman does painting on stones, another makes braceletes from tooth brushes). Also at the culture house they have lessons for pregnant women, glass making, bord tennis and cafe with lunches and cakes (run by volunteers, so the prices are very small).

The event I attended was creative meetings, mostly pensioners come there, so for me it was great opportunity to practise my Danish. I really like pensioners here in Denmark, they have very social life and lots of hobbies. One can argue that they have good pensions so they can afford it. Well, it can be true, but also I think it is in the culture. People here do a lot of volunteer works, and no matter how ill they can be in an old age, they go to different social events.

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