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Blog entry by FancyChip posted 01-22-2017 11:29 AM 860 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have never properly introduced myself here, so I think it’s time to do it:
My name is Tatiana (or Tanya), I’m 25 years old. I am a professional woodcarving artist with a degree in Applied Fine Arts from the Volga Regional State University in Russia. I specialize in chip carving on basswood and draw my inspiration from my own life, nature, and music. I’ve been carving ever since I visited a woodcarving studio in 2008 and was so struck by the craft that I was inspired to try it for myself. Since then, I’ve created hundreds of original pieces on my own, as well as worked for companies that produce wooden home décor, and have had my work featured in their stores and on their websites. I’m a total introvert, and though I love people, I find that being and working alone energizes me like nothing else, and I spend all my time creating beautiful works to share with the world.

Thank you for reading it!

-- Tatiana, 26 y.o, https://www.instagram.com/tatbalcarvings/



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ScottKaye

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#1 posted 01-22-2017 12:19 PM

Welcome! Your use and understanding of the English language is remarkable. In fact, its probably better than a lot of native English speakers! Could you share some samples of your work. People here are always intrigued at what our counterparts create around the world!

Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#2 posted 01-22-2017 12:21 PM

Ahh I see! I just clicked on your Etsy page. Very nice work young lady. You are quite skilled

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#3 posted 01-22-2017 12:30 PM



Ahh I see! I just clicked on your Etsy page. Very nice work young lady. You are quite skilled

- ScottKaye


Thank you!
You can also look at my works on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/tatbalcarvings) and here on Lumberjocks.

-- Tatiana, 26 y.o, https://www.instagram.com/tatbalcarvings/

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#4 posted 01-22-2017 01:12 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Tatiana.

Thank you for sharing your chip carving skills!

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#5 posted 01-22-2017 02:21 PM

Hello Tatiana. Welcome to Lumberjocks! I have been following your carvings for a while now and love them.

Planeman

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#6 posted 01-22-2017 04:01 PM

thanks for the introduction Tatiana :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#7 posted 01-22-2017 04:22 PM

I hope you know by now you are most welcome here, you are very talented, it’s most refreshing to see young people that are so passionate about woodworking and making a living at what they love. Best of luck to you keep your wonderful art coming .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-22-2017 04:26 PM

I think it’s safe to say everyone at Lumber Jocks loves your work. You have such an amazing talent. Please keep sharing it with us.

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#9 posted 01-22-2017 07:35 PM

wood carving is the most relaxing form of woodwork im am an old geezer started wood carving in my late 60s life like wild life have won over 200 awards.it so go to see young people involved in using there talent. lots of luck.

-- tennishoeernie

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#10 posted 01-22-2017 08:30 PM

Pleased to meet you Tatiana! I enjoy seeing your work.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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canadianchips

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#11 posted 01-22-2017 10:04 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks !
You do very REMARKABLE work. WOW !
Keep it up….and PLEASE share more of it with us !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#12 posted 01-22-2017 11:44 PM

I think the prices listed in your Etsy store are very modest for the quality of your work.

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#13 posted 01-22-2017 11:55 PM

Welcome to the funny farm Tanya. I have seen your past posts here and you are very talented. If you were a lot closer to me, I would ask for lessons on chip carving. My attempts have been lousy. Keep up the great work young lady.

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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#14 posted 01-26-2017 03:18 AM

Lovely young lady and lovely carvings!

I will echo what Art Mann says- you should charge more for your artwork, and not give it away!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#15 posted 01-26-2017 01:53 PM

I’ve seen your posts (and have commented on many of them),also your Etsy page.
Beautiful work (which is a reflection of the artist !)

Pretty sure I said this before but WELCOME to LJs !
.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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