I was born on Sakhalin island. My grandparents came to Sakhalin after the World War II to work and live here. My parents were born in here too. My family has slavic and middle east roots so I am a multinational character.
To understand the place I live in see my photo album of Yuzhno
I worked for a company in hire-fire department and did some paper work. In 2007 I met a woman who involved me into the kitchen and household trading business. They had fruit carving and food garnishing courses for the consultants. That is how I got a new hobby.
In 2009 I participated in a Women Of The Year contest with my carving arrangements and won it in 'Handicraft' nomination. In that very day I got two clients for party decoration. That is how I started my fruit and vegetable carving business.
|with the city mayor at the contest ceremony|
At the present time I do carving arrangements 2-3 times a week, the other days I meet clients in my office and sell kitchen and household goods.
Apart from fruit carving art I like painting, making collages and ikebana arrangements.
|Nefertiti, paper collage|
|Ikebana with a pumpkin, September 2010. Latvia, Riga, floristic festival|
Sometimes we find sea creatures on shore:
|a skeleton of a sea animal found in 2006, the animal was not identified (click to enlarge)|
|a TV reporter staying at the shore what was a sea bottom before|
|Seals laying on the breakwater. Before we rented a boat to watch the seals. Today you are able to walk to them.|
Hope you are inspired enough for a scary halloween pumpkin to send to Create n Carve ~ Fruit and Vegetable Event, September 2011