Creative every day.

Painting or crafting , being creative every day was a dream of my life for many years,when my children were young. As long as I remember myself my days were busy with creativity. My Mom and dear aunt had taught me different crafts’ skills. They always encouraged me to make all kind of things by hand and convinced me that the best gifts are hand-made.Beeing a child I do not remember ever buying greeting cards or presenting something store-bought. Everything was ! Of cause, now I understand, that partially the reason for that was a serious deficit of goods in my Soviet Union time childhood:) We were forced to be creative and thrifty. Now I do not have to knit a sweater , sew an apron, make an altered box, or paint a card as a gift for my friends and family. I could go to the store and buy something. But it’s just a strong desire for me to make it myself. I have to create to feel happy. I am blessed, because I can do it now.

Participating in Creative Every Day 2013 challengeis a chance for me to share my art experiments and inspiration with others.

Koi pond is original acrylic painting on a textured background; base is a cardboard .

Orchid  is original acrylic painting on a cardboard.

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About Artfully imperfect

Oksana Tepp was born in Ukraine. Currently resides in USA, Washington state. Married, mother of three sons. Native Russian speaker. Russian Language Instructor and translator/interpreter by former education/profession. Full time mixed media artist since 2010.
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