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24 April 2019 8:33
(over 1 year ago)
Don’t know where to start.

There have been a lot of important events over the past months that have thrown me out of life and it’s hard to say when I will return to normal.
First and foremost, I lost my husband. It is scary and very hard. And I ask you, don’t bother me on this subject. The best thing you can do is support my creativity, because that's all I have. It is important for me to see that you need me.
Secondly, the Tictail platform has closed and I don’t have a convenient online store now. I can’t write the store module to the site either, my husband was doing it.
I have been looking for the best solution to this problem. And I think the most simple way for me is to post all the information about my products in my instagram by the tag letters_with_art_shop, for convenience, it has been added to the profile description.
I will add all the information about the goods in old posts or publish them again. Also you can find my products here on the site, if you look through the wall.
You also can ask me any questions about my products any time in direct or any other way look at contacts tab).

Third, I will try to make parcels for sale more often. They traditionally include envelopes printed by me, stickers with my illustrations, as well as all sorts of paper stuff: notebooks, postcards, cuts and others.
If you don’t want to miss them, turn on notifications of my publications in instagram.

And finally, I’m looking for work now, I’m learning new things and the mood is ... so it’s hard for me to update my instagram and site regularly. Please, don’t lose me, don’t forget me. And be a little more active under my posts, and I would like to come back to you again and again, like to take a breath of fresh air.
Thank you for coming and reading the post.
Have a wonderful spring.














7 November 2018 9:33
(almost 2 years ago)
I decided to share with you some reasons why I started making printable sets for snail mail.
If you don’t yet know - I make printable items for mailart with my own photos and drawings. Look through contacts tab.
Well, the first reason to make printable envelopes is the delivery. As we know, the post service can be very unpredictable. Sometimes we receive our mail & orders very quickly, sometimes we have to wait for months, unfortunately, sometimes we never receive them. The delivery price is quite expensive, especially if we use registered shipping. My customers are receiving my PDFs as soon as I see they've made an order.
Price. Printable sets costs as a cup of coffee. If I’ll print, pack and ship them to you, the price will be much higher.
Economy. If I ever find the typography to print my envelopes and other items, I will be required to order no less than 100 copies of every product. This uses so much paper! I don’t know where to take so much money to make an order in typography. I don’t know where to keep so much stock. And if you've ordered and received my pre-printed envelopes, you'd also have to keep them somewhere. With PDF it’s easy - print as often as you need and as many times as you like.
Mistakes. We all are not robots. Have you ever received something you didn’t order? If I make a mistake sending order, with PDF's, I just send another email with the correct product. No need to pay again or wait long.
Variety. I usually make different designs in one printable set (read descriptions, ask questions). I’m trying to make prints in different styles (animal, botanical and etc) and for different printers (color/black and white).
Support. If you have any problems with my products or with printing, I’m always here to help you and answer questions (if it is possible).
“I don’t have a printer” - well, there are a lot of print shops (copy centers) everywhere around the world. You can take a flash card and print some pages there (I think it would be cheaper than purchasing pre-printed envelopes if I were produce them).
I can see a lot of people taking my free stuff, I see a lot of shops with digital printables (and a lot of reviews). I conclude - it’s popular.
By buying my works, you don’t just give me money, you help me to move forward, to feel that myself and my work are important and useful.
Thanks to everyone who reads this and thanks to those who buy my art and share reviews.
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New deer printable set is in my shop already.














13 October 2018 17:56
(almost 2 years ago)
This autumn brings good weather, clear skies, bright sunshine. From the first days of September I have been collecting colored leaves, putting them in books and adding to photos. Red and yellow leaves have been living on my table for last month.









I found a garland in my closet, prepared candles. All of my photographs are accompanied by lights during the cold times. I like this warm light, looks like a little magic happened among a pile of papers and words.









My husband brought me a bouquet of incredible beauty in mid-September. The branches of cedar, spruce, plum and wild grapes are in combination with flowers of aster and a delicious smell.
















Inspiration is everywhere, you just have to catch it, handle it carefully and do not forget what Picasso said "Inspiration exists, but it should catch you at work."







17 July 2018 22:06
(about 2 years ago)
It would seem that everything I do, I do firstly for myself and my pen pals. And commonly it’s true. Making letters and photos of them is the aesthetic space of my soul. I love when it's beautiful, tidy, interesting, cute .. but that's not all. It is important for me to make what others will like. My entire life is connected with art, and this forms certain needs - the needs for viewers and the audience's approval of the results of my work. Such a bitter truth.
As I receive less feedback on my work, I have less motivation to do anything. Letters are lying without answers for months and accumulate like a snowball. It‘s oppressive. There are quite a lot of pressing factors in my life these days, and creativity should become a way to release emotions - not to become yet another reason to close myself off.
I think this problem has affected not only me. Similar thoughts are read between the lines of many illustrators, photographers, handmade craftsmen, bloggers of aesthetic directions. We are lost. Do we need our viewers? Maybe something went wrong, maybe you are busy or have lost interest? How to move on? Where to find strength?
I want to say that it is very important to support each other. In the age of monopolization, it is difficult for small people to break through, but it is possible. It's quite easy to help. Just give a minute, press the heart or make a repost, leave a review for the received order or free material.
There are those who have stayed with me for a long time, and I remember many accounts who supported me and participated in giveaways and SFS. I want to tell them many thanks for the attention they give me.
And thank you, for reading this text.
Share your inspiration with your friends and support your favorite authors - they really need it. Bloggers make blogs not only for themselves, but also for the viewer; do not forget this.









4 May 2018 19:42
(over 2 years ago)
The beginning of May is my favourite time of the year. I love it even more than winter frost. It’s the time of first green leaves, first flowers. Trees are hurry to bloom, this period is very beautiful and short in Moscow.
As it became warm I can’t stay home. I’m walking as much as possible, to get enough sun, enough spring. We had a short trip to a village, had some meat cooked on fire. I made my first walks in the dress and I was so missing my sandales.
However, my projects had stopped. Can’t finish my last video, didn’t update my shop for long, some mails are waiting long for a reply. I have to return to my work and finish everything I started. But while I’m searching for myself take a look to these spring photos I made.















2 April 2018 11:26
(over 2 years ago)
Some time ago we (me and The Bird) saw this photo, which tells about a postcard swap between two cats and decided to try to make something like this.





I and Lala made the first postcard, using the watercolors to make a pawprint of Lala's write paw. And the answer was not long in coming ^^ We've got this admirable postcard made of Eshka's paws scan.
The first photo report is here.
To be continued..








5 March 2018 10:14
(over 2 years ago)
It's spring already, but I'm still writing about winter. All my February has passed in work and I finally sum up the results here.
February is usually associated for me with flowers, and mostly with roses. I have a box in which I store dried flowers and at the end of winter, when it is still far from new flowers, my hands are drawn to this box. I want to look at these flowers, touch them, take pictures.
My dried roses became the main theme of a series of works. I made a set of templates and use theme with greate pleasure. Also I made two videos with roses, and in my Instagram profile you still can take part in a Giveaway.
You can see two outgoing mails I sent in my new envelopes, you can buy them here.














21 January 2018 11:18
(over 2 years ago)

This is a little sad, but happy story about my cat.
I was dreaming to have a cat since my childhood, but my father has an allergy so there was no way to take any pet at home. After I met my husband and we were living together, he knew about my strong love to cats and suddenly he made the biggest gift for me. He bought this lovely half main coon girl. He just went out for a half of day and returned back with a lovely kitten.
We gave her a name - Lala (but in the more soft way, maybe Lyalya will be more correctly).

She is gorgeous and brave. She is speaking with us all the time and she likes to see new people at home. She makes us happy.
And when my husband had blood test it showed that he has allergy (we didn’t noticed it, there were no any symptoms). So we had to find new place for cat. We were absolutely broken. We couldn’t imagine our days without her. We started to ask our friends and relatives but nobody wanted to take her. We were looking for any place for rent to make a workshop there and to settle Lala there, but it was too far or too expensive.

Finally we found a couple who could take our cat for some time and we could visit them any time. It was not too bad. Lala was scary when we brought her in new home, but after some days she was ok. I visited her maybe once a week, brought some food. After we had a trip abroad for a month and during this time happened some troubles. That couple who took cat had some urgent cases and they had to go to other city for several days. I think cat was alone more than three days. When we returned home we just took cat back, because people who took her were able to move and couldn’t take cat in new place.

Lala didn’t leave me alone even for a minute. She was really scary to be alone again. We didn’t know what to do next. And in the end my husband’s father (he live separate with his mother) decided to take Lala. He didn’t take her before because granny was strongly against it. She didn’t want even to hear about cat. But of course after couple days spent together with cat she changed her mind. Granny and cat love each other so much. When we visit them all the stories granny tell us are about Lala, it’s so funny.
Sometimes we take Lala home for some days. It’s not very dangerous for my husband, but brings us a lot of joy. That is why I don’t have too much photos with her, but I will share some as often as she will visit us.














24 December 2017 23:51
(almost 3 years ago)
Exactly four years ago we were in Prague. But when we were buying tickets we completely forgot that 24's of December is the Christmas Eve. We lost our things in the hotel and went out to explore the streets and were surprised how empty there was. And then we realized what was happening, but understood the whole tragedy a little later, when we tried to find where we could eat. You should know, in Prague on the evening of December 24 there is nowhere to eat. Supermarkets, cafes, fast food are closed. Probably, on the most tourist streets you will find a snack bar for such poor people like us, but I doubt that you will like the quality of food and service, and most importantly the prices there. But it was very late to go to the center, but we were lucky, we saw the light from the MANI-MINI-MARKET signpost, it's a small supermarket that is open any time thanks to people from China, who make this business everywhere. We bought some food and went back to the hotel to cook something, thanks, we were renting a room with a kitchen.
Next day everything in Prague still was closed, and we were a little bit upset with it, but this, of course, is nonsense. We are dreaming to return to this magical city. No matter what time of the year. Take a walk along the embankments and the ancient quarters of the city, to spend some time in pub (if you don't like beer - in the Czech Republic it's not the same! By the way the food is very nice too), to buy some delicious straws with nuts and sugar, to visit again the A. Mucha Museum. Travel to other cities in the country, many are not inferior to Prague in its beauty.
I hope we will be back there.
So there are my memories about European Christmas.














19 December 2017 17:23
(almost 3 years ago)
December is my month. I was born close to Christmas and New Year, I love winter full of snow and frost. I’m like winter - my eyes are blue, my skin is light and I mostly cold, but have some warm inside, like winter houses heated with a stove. I give all of my warm to people who close to me and to my arts, which I share with you more than a year.
I can't afford new pen pals, I don't give my address to everyone who wants to write to me, simply because I can't answer everyone and I'm afraid not to match to expectations of people, even if they tell me they don’t want anything back. But as there are so much holidays so close I decided to tell you how easy make me happy, if you really want to do something for me. There are some ways.
Tell about my arts in your feed or stories. Download any of my FREE templates from my Gumroad and share photos of using my prints with a link to me. Follow my Youtube. Read my blog (link in shop). Give me likes and comments here, it’s the best way for me to see you need me and my arts. The biggest gift you can give me - to buy something from my shop, because the best present for any artist is to be paid for work. And you will get my template you can use hundred times or more. That is all. I hope you have a good day and I wish you wonderful holidays. Thank you for being here.