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.
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.