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Blog entry by FancyChip posted 10-28-2017 01:23 PM 831 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I decided to study wood carving in the university almost 10 years ago, in 2008, all my “friends” rotated the forefinger close to the temple and told that I had gone mad. At that moments I checked my feelings from the taken decision, and, you know, did not feel that I had gone mad (although from such a constant reminder I already began to doubt myself), did not feel the “wrong” choice – I was in anticipation of what awaits me while studying, I was, after all, interested in knowing what “wood carving” is. I did not think then what would happen next; I was afraid, of course, but I tried not to look into the future and not to worry if I would find a job later or not .. Thank God I did not quit studying wood carving in the university – as I wanted to do when studying the 2nd year of it because of fatigue and constant bus riding for 4 hours to the nearby city, – through the thorns, I came to my destiny: I hope that what I chose and do now that’s what it is.
p.s. I know, I see, my caravan walks very slowly, but does not stop. And now those who bark and rotate the forefinger close to the temple are an indistinct noise that does not bother me anymore.

-- Tatiana, 27 y.o, https://www.instagram.com/tatbalcarvings/



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-28-2017 01:50 PM

Outstanding! Beautiful work Tatiana.

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GR8HUNTER

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#2 posted 10-28-2017 02:18 PM

ALWAYS follow your dreams …..haters must hate …...GREAT JOB :<))

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

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 10-28-2017 02:36 PM

Tatiana, you are a wonderful carver and are very prolific. Your work is so beautiful and I can see that your training has given you a fine foundation in the fundaments of your craft. You also have a strong grasp of the artwork that you develop for your projects. There it no telling what you will be doing down the road. I would say that your career is very bright and I’m sure that you worked hard to get where you are so you certainly deserve your success. Congratulations!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-28-2017 03:58 PM

Tatiana, you are a very gifted and talented person. God directed you to the talent He want you to share with the world and it is extremely beautiful work. We, on Lumberjocks, are very fortunate to have in the family!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 10-28-2017 04:07 PM



Tatiana, you are a very gifted and talented person. God directed you to the talent He want you to share with the world and it is extremely beautiful work. We, on Lumberjocks, are very fortunate to have in the family!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh


I have to add that—some always want to tell you what to do and most of them are just jealous that you know what you want! Meanwhile they flounder on a turbulent sea with a leaky boat and inadequate life jacket. Way to few of us had the privilege of making a living doing what we loved instead of just anything to pay the bills. GREAT GOING!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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bruce317

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#6 posted 10-28-2017 06:38 PM

Tatiana, What all the above said.
God bless.

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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mikeacg

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#7 posted 10-29-2017 01:53 AM

Tatiana,
You made the right choice! I wish I had listened to my heart and started carving earlier!
Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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