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Looking for inner piece.
feel, draw, love
Some time ago I tried to be different. Then I tried hard to be as others. That's how I learnt it is so exhausting to pretend. Now I just want to find my way.
I am friendly, caring and open person. Sometimes I'm calm and relaxed, sometimes emotional and full of energy. It's hard to predict. However, when there are many people around I most likely just stay calm in my corner, observe and make sketches.
I rarely go to parties but I like dancing. I like to have conversation in friendly atmosphere or listen to other people discussions: people share their experiences, views, impressions and create something together. However, I'm not a talkative person unless I am nervous =D.
I'd rather do something together because it's the best way to know each other: cooking, helping, creating, etc.
I travelled by hitchhiking quite a lot. Now I enjoy the comfort of journeys by plane, train and bus.
I love the melody of foreign languages. Somehow I managed to live in different countries without speaking local language.
My cold hands, foot and face love sunlight, warm water and air. But I enjoy sunny and snowy winter in Finland.
I'm a vegetarian. I prefer fruit juice and water to alcohol and I don't smoke tobacco.
Take it easy. Breath in and exhale...
"Don't listen to other people advises. Nobody knows what the hell they are doing. Just do your own thing as way I said". (One old man)
If you did your best it will come, if it's yours. ;)
"Education is an admirable thing, but it's well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught". Oscar Wilde
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I used to travel a lot.
I like sharing and caring.
Art, illustration, graphic design, fine arts, book design, children books, traditional graphics, advertisement videos, meditation and mediation, nature, laugh, tears, friendship, cycling, walking, creating, etc.
Some time ago I was fond of contact improvisation.
I like enthusiastic and cheerful people.
I believe in the rule of 10000 hours.
I know the Universe stands on my side.
- graphic design
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: nothing in particular.
Arabic drums to dance and silence to sleep. =)
Favorite Movies: "The Secret of Kells" (love it!), "For no good reason", "Sea Song", "Only Lovers Left Alive", "Caótica Ana", "Forrest Gump", "Say uncle", "Knocking on Heaven's Doors", "Wings of Desire - 2", "The Matrix -1", "Girl's interrupted", "Chocolate", "Accepted", "Modigliani", "Frida", "Back-beat", "A Beautiful Mind", "12" (Russian), "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", "Ratatouille", "Orange love", etc.
Books... Hm... Simple comics (like Tom Gauld's Goliath - I love it!), Arabic night of Sergio Toppi, children books with beautiful stories and illustrations, and etc.
Illustrators: Tom Gold, Sergio Toppi, Ralph Steadman, Christoph Niemann, etc.
- Finnish: Esa Tapio Riippa, Pentti Kaskipuro, Elina Luukanen, Pentti Lumikangas, Elina Krohn, Hugo Simberg;
- Modigliani, Mark Rothko, Chagall, El Lissitzky, Repin etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I went to Paris with my friend by hitchhiking in February 2010! (the first hitch-hiking trip ever!)
I traveled alone from Belarus to the Atlantic Ocean for about 40 days. It was my first long hitch-hiking trip!
I traveled with my friend to Morocco at the end of 2010 where we spent 2 weeks and celebrated the New Year!
Me and my friend traveled around eastern part of Turkey and even went to the North of Iraq.
The crystal clear sea in Greece.
Fog in the mountains in Olympus Natural park.
The most amazing and wonderful nature that I have ever seen is in Finland. And reindeer are so beautiful!
I passed Transfagrashan in Romania and that was really picturesque!
Participating as a volunteer in bird counting project in wetland in Belarus. (July 1-9, 2013)
Lost my mind in Cordes-sur-Ciel, France. =) And started drawing -)
Traveled through China.
I hitchhiked 10 000 km through Russia (from Vladivostok to Minsk). (July 24 - September 1, 2015).
Held a starfish.
A mystery of traditional graphics and printing process. Made and printed my own plate.
Worked as a cook in the reserve "Krasnuy Bor" which is situated on the north of Belarus.
Draw postcards and illustrations.
Made a book with my illustrations and story.
Ice swimming. I love winter and sunny weather in Finland. Somehow I get used to cold and fresh weather.
Teach, Learn, Share
We will find out along the way.
People learn while they communicate, read books and make mistakes.
What I Can Share with Hosts
smile, sometimes a tour, sometimes food
Countries I’ve Visited
Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belarus, Finland, Greece, Lithuania