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Corona talks 7. An optimistic doll maker

These past weeks I think I’ve been more productive with my hobbies, than in the whole 2020.

I am really enjoying ”corona talks” with fantastic people from all around globe.

I started to know people behind instagram pages, and I feel grateful both for their time and trust, when they let me in their inner world.

I followed Elena’s page for some time now, and I got inspired by the beautiful toys she was making.

Elena is a person with an inner light, that makes world better. We talked for almost 2 hours. I have almost forgotten about the world pandemic, so exiting was the interview with this talented person.

It took me a time to write this article. It is a hard challenge to describe Elena’s inner world with my simple words. But hope you will get the impression about this versatile woman.

I got an exclusive online tour in Elena workshop, she showed me her working room, paintings, hanging there, and the inspirational items.

Elena lives near Ekaterinburg, and she was creative for all her life, graduated from a collage with a degree as a technologist in sewing.

She was working in the profession till retirement.

Previous jobs

One of the jobs she has was to design and sew gymnastic costumes.

When she told me how she started her little business, it seems to me there were many small steps to her current life.

It started with the dress. In Elena family they have a folk dress, that was transferred from generation to generation. Elena’s mother got it from her great grand – mother. The dress was even buried, when Germans occupied Orlov region in the Soviet Union during Second World War.

She treasures the dress and it waked her interest to the traditional folk dresses in general. In one of her visits to Moscow Elena attended an exhibition dedicated to these dresses.

It inspired her to sew dolls in Russian dresses.

After she retired, there was more free time to dive into the doll making.


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Corona talks 3. Instagram interview with a German artist

Today I want you to present a story from Christian, a hobby artist from Germany.

I chatted with him on instagram and happy he wanted to take part in ”corona talk” for my blog. This article is a ”patchwork” of our conversations during the last day of 2020.

Christian has been interested in art since he was a child. However, it was neither clear to him that he could create such works of art, nor he dreamed of it.

He came back to art creation in April because he wanted to process a breakup.

” Back then, art was an outlet for me.

I just painted my first picture out of that impulsively”.


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Blogger’s first book

8grulxxjx1iMany articles I dedicated to other people.

But on this special day I want to write about myself.

Why is it day special? Because today I released my first book on amazon. And I would be very grateful, my dear readers, if you will support my project.

A little bit about me. I am Ukrainian, who is living in Denmark.

All my school years I was dreaming about travelling, and when I was 19, I found aupair job in Belgium. That year changed direction of my life. I understood how I enjoyed working with kids, I met many people from all over the world and they showed me the diversity of this planet.

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“My Danish baby blog”, meeting with author

11224588_1626313984315479_7577733243064880378_oThis month is very active for me for new interesting meetings. And today I am delight to present you a story about Daniela, with who I met at DOKK-1. Daniela has her blog about parenthood in Denmark.

Daniela is from Colombia. In 2013 she came to Denmark to start her master’s in journalism. The very first day she met a Dane, who now is her husband (actually, he is half – Italian, half – Swedish, born in Denmark). He studied cryptography and security at university.

After they got married, they discovered happy news, that they would become parents.

And then Daniela started to have total new experience for herself – being a mother at foreign country.

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How to become image – maker and personal stylist

kZM-kQmntfYToday I want to share with you story about beautiful and talented girl from Odessa, image – marker Marina.

I hope her story will help you to believe in yourself and start some new project of your life.

From childhood Marina had passion for languages, books, fashion and all beautiful things around her. So when she grew up she decided to study international economic relationships.

Why did I choose this education? Because I was curious how the world is, why some countries are rich,and others – poor. I wanted to discover different cultures and to learn new languages”.

After graduation Marina started to work at international logistic company. colleagues were nice, salary was very good, but after several years she understood that this job is not enough…

Marina wanted something more in her life. I think we all feel this from time to time, but how many people do listen to their heart and feelings?

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Story about business of Toy factory in Ukraine

belij-medved-400x400Today had an interesting meeting with Aleksander, a manager of toy factory “Alina” in my city.
Aleksander told me the factory’s history and his projects.
As it appears the factory moved to Illichivsk last year Originally they were working from 2001 in Donetsk, but when in the city started war, they moved their production.
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Jewellery designer from Denmark

189235-72ded4e7cf9344e3b578dce69646d016Today I have a special guest for you. Her name is Marika, owner of “ByMarika” brand.

And she was extremely kind to tell her life story to readers of the blog.

For many years Marika didn’t know what career she wanted to make for herself. But she always knew that she wanted to create her own life. After finishing Market economist she ended up at the online shop department at “Vila” which is a subbrand to the big Danish clothing company “Bestseller”. She worked her way up to department manager in two years, and after one year as a manager she decided that it was time for her to make a move if she ever wanted to do what she had always dreamed of.

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Один год свободы

Маленький пост о моем соотечественнике.
Дмитрий по профессии – программист, работал сначала в Ильичевске, потом переехал жить в Москву и Санкт – Петербург.
После одного из турслетов, где путешественники делились своими приключениями, решил также путешествовать по миру.

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