My name is Katja.
I was born in Russia but currently live in UK.

I love to paint and tend to gravitate towards watercolors, but also trying everything available to me and experiment a lot. I have not had any academic training – so I am still trying to find my way, learn new techniques and which materials I want to stick to.

I try not to take anything for granted,
I like to doubt and question the “obvious”
because when questioned, often it is not “the obvious” anymore

I am a big fan of logic, but sometimes choose to be irrational
When it’s not stupid
I like testing waters on the other side, and I wish I’d be brave to dive in

I am here to share, discover and be inspired,

I have a tenderness for words. I want to know where they’ve been, where they’ve come from and what they carry under the surface.

There’s nothing that drives me more crazy than someone telling me who I am

I can add personal message on the cards or your choosen phrase – it doesn’t take much time at all, so if you like an image and want to make a personilised card, poster or print – go ahead and ask!

Below is an example of personalised card.

  • Joined: April 2008


Sold an original painting!

Woo-hoo! Wait till I finish my celebratory dance :-) / An original of my Colorful light painting is sold, not via Red Bubble though although I’d much preferred it, but via www.artgallery.co.uk / Bye-bye painting, I hope they love you in your new home!
Posted about 7 years – 8 comments

Have you ever been scared to ruin it, to spoil everything?

Have you ever been scared to ruin everything, to fail? Have you tried nonetheless and what happened then? / Have you ever looked at something and thought – this is going to be too difficult, I am never going to pull it off? / I find myself very often chosing a simplier route because I’m scared, or starting something and not finishing it. This never adds value to me as a person, or as …
Posted about 7 years – 5 comments

Last day at work

Last day at work before Christmas holidays for me today and with not much to do (I was too efficient in the run-up) and not many people making it in because of the snow, therefore noone to look over my shoulder, I’ve dug out some of my old doodles and sketches and scanning them in today, so if you see lots of work being uploaded – it’s not that I’ve been very productive in…
Posted about 7 years – 7 comments

Bubblers Get-together on Saturday

It was lovely to meet face to face all the bubblers who could make it to the Bubble get-together on Saturday, 12 December. People made a very good effort to come to London from all corners of UK. We met lots of mad (and some sane) photographers on board and a battle of the flashes broke out in the middle of the pub. (Did anyone actually take a picture of that?) / The horrible decease of the camer…
Posted about 7 years – 7 comments
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