Yay!! A red dot!! So much more exciting than chicken pox.
Check out the Dreaming exhibition at @nrcgballina if you have a chance.
Beautiful work by @jillrunsee @rebeccatapscottartist @waitandseek @katiealleva and myself.
Tell me if there has been an outbreak of spots while you are there 😉😉
After my “divorce”, I moved to an apartment with an old landlady. I was living in a tiny place between the kitchen and living room - she loved TV and it was always on full volume and could be heard everywhere. ⠀
My room was sort of a storage space for stuff she didn’t use. A couch wasn’t able to lay out and I could sleep only with my "hands at the seams”, so I was laying in this stiff position between First Channel propaganda from the kitchen and soap operas from the living room. Most of the time I was crying. ⠀
Sometimes I would open Vkontakte, see my ex with his new girl and cry even more - I was completely broken emotionally, financially and physically. I was also afraid to leave my room or use the light, because my host was very sensitive to noises, smells and bills (despite the fact I was paying for them). I became a skinny mouse living in a cupboard.
My internet addiction went amok - it was the only thing I had energy for, and I decided to turn my addiction into language practice. I gave up Vkontakte and became active on Facebook and Instagram. I made few friends from CouchSurfing and language exchange websites, making a rule to read and write in English only. ⠀
I was writing about my life and art and the crazy idea to be a full time artist. I did it for the sake of learning English, but accidentally I made many friends. People started reposting me and one morning I woke up with 300 friend requests - soon I started to get 100 likes instead of my usual five. While Russian laughed, my new foreign friends started buying my works. ⠀
I wasn’t able to make new paintings in that apartment, but I was selling the old ones. After two months of depression and internet addiction, I sold enough works to rent a new room. I still live here, it’s been two years now. The room is cheap and broken, but I can paint here and for this I must thank all my art collectors 🙏❤
At times I still have troubles with rent. Occasionally the fear of becoming homeless is driving me crazy and paralyses me for days, but I stay strong. And if you don’t think being an artist is a silly idea, don’t forget to visit my website - my works are still affordable. 😃🌸
So, it's been a while since I've posted my drawings here. But here I am! I'm still alive and well! 😂 I've been busying myself with this one project that I hope I could finish soon so I can tell you the whole story behind it. Tbh this is a totally new challenge for me, I've never drawn this many 😂😂😂 But for now, please enjoy this little teaser and look forward to the finished product!