My name is Anna Sokolovskaya but on this blog I go by my shorter name, Anya. For the past 15 years I've been living in Montreal, Canada where my parents and my sister came to from Uzbekistan (former Soviet Union).
Most of all I like learning new things: from computer science to psychology in University, from yoga and piano playing to ikebana and knitting in my spare time. I also like to put my knowledge into practice and more often than not you'll find me knitting, paper crafting, sewing or trying a new craft. I am rarely sitting idle without any project in my hands. Right now, paper is my favourite medium. I enjoy scrapbooking, origami, and bookmaking. You can see some of my projects HERE or in my Etsy store - BRASS AND RUFFLES.
Having worked as an adult educator for over 5 years I greatly enjoy the ability to pass my knowledge, to inspire others, and to turn complex things simple and understandable. This year I have started 2 new series GARDENING ADVENTURES and AWAKENING CREATIVITY that help me to realise my teaching "dream" and share my knowledge with you.
Nature and outdoors is truly my element. I feel alive and fearless with a backpack, my walking sticks, on a long hike with Eric far away from civilisation. We try to escape into the wilderness for a week or two every now and then but when a long trip is impossible I look for the nature in my backyard; working the soil, planting, and taking care of the garden.
This blog is about my creative endeavours, things I like to do, people I love, and everyday moments and thoughts.
And if, like me, you enjoy reading facts about others here are 10 random things about me
- I am a chocoholic and an adrenaline junkie
- I do not like taking photos but do not mind posing for one
- I am 6'2''
- I am very quite around people I do not know but get goofy and silly around familiar faces
- I am not afraid of public speaking
- I love the quietness of the early morning and the comfort of the late evening
- Writing does not come easy to me but I am working on it
- I love colours
- I feel comfortable alone and need this time to "recharge"
- I was born on Friday the 13th!
Thank you for visiting SAS-does, for coming back, and for leaving your comments. It makes me happy knowing that you read what I write and this blog would not happen without you!
A year ago: AN ALBUM FOR MY MOM
Two years ago: WEEKEND COLOURS