July 20, 2020

Art brunch in Geneva

I was so happy to host this little event - Art brunch. This idea has long been in my head and finally, the first meeting with two passionate girls passed with success. Together we spent a great creative morning on summer Geneva's terrace.

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June 21, 2020

How to choose the right watercolor paper

Do you remarque that in every sphere when you are a beginner it's important to use the right materials, ingredients, proportions, etc? Of course, it's totally normal when a professional could cook a great dinner, sew a wonderful dress, or of course, draw an amazing painting with no matter what he uses.

When I started to draw (well, it was since my childhood, but I mean when I started to do it consciously), I was using cheap materials: non-professional paper, watercolor for the children, and brushes which I bought in supermarkets. It took me a while to understand that my results are affected by the materials and I need to start right away with the right ones.

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May 4, 2020

Creative watercolor tutorial

I'm so excited to announce that in partnership with Geneva Discovery @genevadiscovery and with the support of Les Sirops de Morand @distilleriemorand - a family syrup factory based in Switzerland, I have created a creative watercolor workshop which I and am offering you! You can find it on Youtube. I will explain to you my technic, in this apricot cake inspired by one of the Morand syrup flavors. I hope you will enjoy and learn something new about watercolor painting.

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April 23, 2020

Paris Pastry Guide

Big passion and pure enthusiasm led me and my friend Anastasia to the creation of this Paris Pastry Guide. Inside you will find the full description and instruction of 10 incredible pastry shops in Paris, which you should definitely discover during your visit to the French capital. This guide is also a beautiful gift for everyone who planned their vacation in Paris - it's compact and extra pretty. We carefully composed the info about shops, tips, souvenirs, and all addresses, which you should know.

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April 23, 2020

My watercolor workshop

I was a teacher for the first time! 16 February I was hosting in beautiful art studio Artiloft in Lausanne.
Before starting a new thing, like always, you have all kinds of doubts and excitements. It's because I was responsible for the result of my students. This is a bit unusual - when I'm painting at home, it's real meditation, I'm thinking about nothing... I don't go fast, I'm not hurrying. But when you show your process in real-time, you should be accurate and precise. Hopefully, as my friend said - if everyone has succeeded with their paintings it means that you explained all right.

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