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  • 27 references 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning Italian, Slovak, Spanish
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Graduate Student
  • BFA
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About Me

I’m a visual artist living and working in Los Angeles, my favorite city!

Here is where you can find much of my work:

I am a lifelong observer of human nature and behavior. I love treebathing, hot springs and hikes with vistas. I also enjoy a good dance party and often get down with the bass of the universal heartbeat.


the universe will make it happen if you want it bad enough

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


i surf, i host, i tell all my friends about the project and offer my experiences on a platter to anyone who wishes to exchange travel stories and apocalyptic strategies.


I've hosted people in Minneapolis, San Francisco and Bratislava and it is always great to have a fresh pair of eyes looking at the city with me.

I did more surfing than hosting in Europe and I have to say, it was always the best part of the trip to be able to come home to locals and talk about what I saw that day and their life in the city and comparing our respective countries, etc etc. I am really grateful I got the chance to see the tourist cities from a home perspective.


putting things together, riding on tandems, public transportation, people watching, music shows and dancing, making crepes with nutella and bananas, picking berries, taking pictures, printmaking, discovering hidden passageways, talking about intensely personal issues, life and survival philosophies, plants and animals

  • animals
  • humanities
  • folklore
  • design
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • traveling
  • pottery
  • painting
  • drawing
  • survival
  • music
  • violin
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • anthropology
  • psychology
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

books--The Spell of the Sensuous, Ishmael, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Collapse, Caucasia, White Teeth, Snowcrash, Oryx and Crake

music--Goran Bregovic, Gogol Bordello, Leningrad, Mos Def, Blackalicious, Tame Impala, Paris Combo, Os Mutantes, Curtis Mayfield, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Little Dragon, DJ Shadow, Gorillaz

movies--5th Element, Harold and Maude, 2046, 12 Monkeys, Baraka, Brazil, Edward Scissorhands, Fantastic Planet, Stardust

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

biked to the beach, swam in the pacific and the atlantic, busked with my violin, experienced halloween in SF, reunited with friends from long ago

Teach, Learn, Share

i know violin, pottery, drawing and painting, killer crepes and roasted veggies, and I love to trade myths and fairy tales.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Ukraine, United States

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