Monthly Archives: April 2012

Quote of the Week: Creativity and Frustration

“Every creative journey begins with a problem. It starts with a feeling of frustration, the dull ache of not being able to find the answer. When we tell one another stories about creativity, we tend to leave out this phase … Continue reading

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Spring Colors

What do you think of the new spring neon color trend? I’m not a big fan of neon, actually – I think it’s kind of jarring and antiseptic. I’ve been drawn to the trend though, probably because it’s so gray … Continue reading

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New Russian Classics

If Kandinsky, Chagall, and Repin are among the greats of Russia’s artistic past, who are Russia’s new classic artists? I’m no art critic – not by a long shot – but here are a few paintings from current Russian artists … Continue reading

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Perspective for a Stressful Monday Morning

How is your Monday going so far? I’ve been fighting frustration this weekend – it’s tempting to wallow. I always find that a bit of perspective helps whenever I’m struggling with something. And this book by Francis Chan has been … Continue reading

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Happy (almost Easter!) Friday

The timing is all a bit confusing. It’s western Easter this Sunday, but Russia won’t celebrate until next week. I think, seeing as both economist husband and I will be stuck in the office this weekend, we’ll celebrate Easter next … Continue reading

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Moscow apartments

I’ve been living in a rental apartment for almost 7 years. I’ve purposely kept furniture acquisitions to a minimum, bound to the idea that all this is just temporary, and that I want to ┬ábe able to pick up and … Continue reading

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Russian Husband, Soviet Childhood

Being married to someone from another country is not as strange as I thought it would be. I thought our cultural differences would be a much bigger deal than they actually are. Probably this has a lot to do with … Continue reading

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