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Looking for inner piece.
feel, create. Stop comparing.
Some time ago I tried too hard to be different. Then I tried hard to be as others. It is so exhausting to pretend. Now I just want to find my way.
Sometimes I'm calm and relaxed, sometimes emotional and full of energy. When I stay alone at home all day long I become sad. I like busy days and I hate sitting at the desk all day long.
I was fond of travelling by hitch-hicking for a while but now I am a bit tired of that. Now I enjoy the comfort of journeys by plains, trains and buses.
I like when people share their experiences, views, impressions and create something together.
I rarely go to parties but I like dancing. I like to have conversation in friendly atmosphere or listen to other people discussions. I'm not a talkative person. Sometimes I just stay calm in my corner and make random sketches. I like to share my thoughts but it is important and interesting to listen to people's stories.
I enjoy doing sth together 'cause it's the way to know each other: cooking, helping, creating, etc.
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 & 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.
Do not panic! take it easy, Volha. Listens to your breathing.
"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
"The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking" Albert Einstein
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, monotypia and etching graphics, advertisement videos, meditation and mediation, nature, laugh, tears, happiness, friendship, cycling, hiking, creating, etc.
Sometime ago I was fond of contact improvisation. =)
I like creative and cheerful people.
I believe in the rule of 10000 hours.
I hope the Universe still stands on my side.
- graphic design
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: various kinds of music. But I prefer live music.
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, etc.
Artists: Modigliani, Mark Rothko, Hugo Simberg, Chagall, El Lissitzky, etc.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I went to Paris with my friend by hitch-hiking in February 2010! (the first hitch-hiking trip ever!)
I traveled alone from Belarus to the Atlantic Ocean for almost 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 hitch-hicked 10 000 km through Russia (from Vladivostock to Minsk). (July 24 - September 1, 2015).
Held a starfish.
A mystery of traditional graphics and printing process.
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.
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.
What I Can Share with Hosts
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