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I am Ukrainian by nationality, online marketer by profession, artist by passion and traveler by living.

Being a kid of 19 years old, I was determined to find happiness in a career, which I was furiously perusing in Kiev, capital of Ukraine.  After 3 years of hard work and achievements, I realized that the recipe of my happiness was not in a manager position but outside of social norms and expectations, and actually far away from Ukraine.

This is when my life changed completely. I left career, flat in the city center, stable salary and moved to my first ever unplanned unpredictable and overall irrational future

After that…

I lived on the greenest Greek island Corfu, moved to Thailand for 5 months but ended up living there for 3 years. I volunteered in an ecological guest-house, was left with no money but with a dengue fever on the hippie island, was picked up and adopted by a Thai family of 8 people and lived 4 months with them in a rural house in very basic conditions.

I hitchhiked through the whole country and got into yoga retreat in the middle of nowhere. I spent 3 weeks on a meditation retreat with Buddhist monks. I lived in a yoga community and spent my mornings in asana on the top of the world with ocean breeze. I was bitten by street dogs. I volunteered in a social responsible company which helped hilltribes of the northern Thailand to be self-sustainable.

I was fired up with crossfit and got into tantra workshops. I danced salsa at the bottom of the waterfall in Laos and didn’t sleep nights at bachata festival in Malaysia. My artworks were exhibited in Vietnam. I was amazed by mystery of Angkor Watt in Cambodia, painted in da middle of rice fields of Bali, walked my feet off in Singapore and got gallons of bubble tea in Hong Kong.

All that is THE way that brought me to who I really am and what I want to do.
Art.
This is how TravelArt was born.  I travel the world and paint my adventures along the way. You can enjoy art or learn watercolor: read tutorials, download e-books and enroll into online courses. I also host watercolor workshops in cities I travel to, design and produce sketchbooks for artists.

I believe you can only find yourself when you’re thrown out of your comfort zone. This is when you explore your real self and discover own boundaries.
How is it for you?

Yana.
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