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Location: Zhigulyovsk, Russia

When I was a kid, I had a passion for…music. Learning music and playing instruments was my life and I thought of nothing else until all my beloved teachers left, one by one, within a year, and I was left without any musical role models. I felt sad and a little betrayed; I lost all interest in music and refused to play. For a while, I didn’t have anything I loved doing, but one day, my very concerned mom came home with an application to a fine-arts school, and I thought – “why not give it a shot?”
I’m so glad I did because that’s where I found my true passion – creating things with my hands. Now, wood carving is my life. I still love music and always play my favorite tunes while drawing and planning out new patterns – beautiful melodies inspire me as I go and remind me of special and important moments in my life, which are a big part of my designs. When I’m carving, I like to work in silence – the process becomes a kind of meditation and a path to self-reflection and introspection – an activity that brings peace and satisfaction to my introverted nature.
My designs are a tribute to my childhood home – a cozy wooden house – and to all the happy memories from that time. I am often inspired by beautiful landscapes and nature, film, books, and, of course, music. As an artist, I always strive to create something original, something that is reflective of my experience, something authentic; that means that I sometimes I break rules and throw conventions of the craft out the window, but that’s what makes my work true, real, and mine.
Thank you for stopping by my page!

-- Tatiana, 26 y.o,

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 02:42 PM

Welcome on LJ.


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#2 posted 08-27-2015 08:24 PM

I’m amazed by your wonderful carvings. Hope we can see more. Artfully done, technically superb!

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#3 posted 08-31-2015 12:11 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, Tatiana. I am sure glad you joined our woodworking family! You do wonderful and so perfect work. It is better than a CNC could do!! I thought it was done by a machine until I read your qualifications. You are indeed a master!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-01-2015 12:59 AM

Welcome to LJ’s all the way from Russia, you are obviously a highly trained craftsman at your chosen profession

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 09-01-2015 03:58 AM


-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 09-01-2015 07:40 PM

Welcome to LJ and keep the good work!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#7 posted 10-08-2016 03:36 AM

Your chip carving is superb and your geometry excellent. It’s obvious that much consideration and planning goes into your work. You will undoubtedly enjoy much success at your chosen profession, and thanks for sharing with those of us at Lumberjocks.

-- Drilling holes in wood is a boring job

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