Irina Troitskaya

October 28, 2008 @ 16:57



It's a busy week. I painted another versions of my masks for the upcoming Halloween. Hopefully we'll have a costume party. Though I doubt we can make it better, than this one.

October 23, 2008 @ 00:30

Books from childhood


Accidentally we found a second-hand bookshop. I had to grab the book illustrated by May Miturich - one of the most remarkable Russian illustrators of books for children. Almost each and every child in USSR had at least one book with his drawings.

May Miturich's works #1, #2 and #3

October 23, 2008 @ 00:08



I've got that issue of Kids magazine with my work inside. I like to see it published, not because of my self-esteem, but to be sure it looks good on paper, colors are the same as I see them on my screen and everything's ok.

Stuart Kolakovic's works are funny, 'coz of the Russian typography he likes to use. Confidentially speaking some of them are gibberishes and it makes me chuckle.

October 20, 2008 @ 12:56

Nota bene


Sometimes it's just a storage for useful links.

Jillian Tamaki about Idea Generation

Beatrice Alemagna about Italian Publishing (pretty much reminds of Russian)

October 17, 2008 @ 23:27

Everyday magic



It seems things can't be better. We were talking with Vanya Velichko and Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva one night. The red wine was there too! And today in the middle of a street one unknown girl gave me flowers. I also saw an elderly man talking with a girl, she was laughing and they had a good time together. But I'm sure 5 minutes ago they were complete strangers.

Also the loveliest Beatrice Alemagna finally opened her site. Hooray!

October 15, 2008 @ 13:36
October 13, 2008 @ 20:52

All day inspiration


It was nice to know Niki de Saint Phalle's life size dolls were generally created from papier mâché. Probably I'd go over papier mâché again to create something more impressive than masks.

Igor Kovalev
Sébastien Mourrain

October 10, 2008 @ 13:50

St. Basil's cathedral



Staring with wide-open eyes at the inside fittings and frescoes of the rooms of St. Basil's cathedral I thought it's a pity I can't name my blog "Wow! Russia!" and write about my exploration of the sights and everyday life here. The point is one of our students already made her own Wow Russia and it's really very funny and witty. Well, at least I can make a pattern based on St. Basil's frescoes, here it is. The original one is much better, I know, but it's always worth trying.

Ray Fenwick
Nama Rococo studio

October 8, 2008 @ 00:19



Today was rainy and it was easier to stay at home and work.

Benoît Guillaume

October 6, 2008 @ 02:02




To spent Sunday at the Botanical garden was absolutely necessary. Autumn is the most colorful season here. I took in some color for the winter.

Studio Violet's blog

October 6, 2008 @ 00:47

Who ate Toby



This set of matreshkas is dedicated to Toby, one of Gary Baseman's characters. The most dangerous dramatis personae of Russian fairy tales - a bear, a wolf and a fox - met Toby in the forest. God knows where he's now!

Malota's matreshkas look more friendly
The Wurst Gallery: Russia Show

October 5, 2008 @ 02:10

Base man


Gary Baseman is in Moscow these days. He's like a sparking-plug. An excellent example of how you'd live your life.

October 4, 2008 @ 01:57
October 3, 2008 @ 02:42



Inside there's a page from a magazine, dated August 1896.


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