As she finally sat herself down, she let out a heavy sigh. It’s been a long day. Always rushing, guessing, worrying, cleaning, nursing, changing… not a minute for herself…until now.

She took a deep breath in and let it all out. She sat slouching on a big leather chair, wearing her familiar black dress, with her hair made up in a bun ( that’s all self care she had time for). She paused. Just for this one moment, she caught up to herself, said a polite hello and promised, once again, that soon, she will, most definitely, be back for a longer chat.

My name is Olya Krasavina and I am a Russian born American Jewish artist living in Montreal since 2013. I was born and raised in Moscow in the time of Perestroika. I spent my twenties in and around Strawberry fields in New York city. And I settled down in a place that most felt like home, Montreal.

You can see more of my art  my Etsy store.

Love, O