Safonova Darya Alekseevna|
Hi, I'm Daryina from Russia. |
I have always been a creative child. In my childhood I liked going to the school of art. And I really liked clay modelling classes.
I got sick when I was 12 years old. And I was diagnosed with cancer.
I spent a while year in a hospital and remember those awful days when I feel pain …
But despite everything I did not give up drawing even when I was in a bad mood. I always enjoyed it.
Me and my creativity killed a disease. I recovered from a cancer.
And I decided to get a creative profession.
So I enrolled at the School of art, then I studied at the University of arts in Saint-Petersburg.
I became a graphic designer.
A couple of years after studying at University at Saint-Petersburg I worked as a designer at the office. And every single day I realized that I have an interesting profession, but it doesn’t work for me. So, I want something to be made by hand and to touch it anyway. Once I put my computer away, took paints and papers and started to sketch of the future toys.
The first one was a dog. It was sewn in a wrong way and looked ugly, but I was happy! I made it and it was not just a picture at the monitor. It was actually a real dog with its pure eyes!
Since then, I create dolls and toys, give master-classes and participate in exhibitions and fairs. I have a dream to participate in the exhibition in other countries outside Russia.
I can’t live without creativity and hope that my mission is to create, to give people a piece of my soul, to share my creativity with the world, and to transfer my positive vibes to the world via my dolls.
Thank all of you who love my dolls. I am happy to have people who feel the same I do and I love you so much!
Nice to introduce you my assistant Anatoly, who works in my workshop with me. He is my husband and my sole support in my creativity and my life.
He can do different things, for example, sending of some big parcels, purchasing of craft materials, and arrangements for exhibitions. He is an artist and he draws the incredible illustrations, and works at design for my dolls. He designs the visit cards, booklets, and passports.