2022 update. Dear friends, it's been 5 months since the beginning of the catastrophic events started on February, 24 and I couldn't make myself to change my profile text though I knew it would be right to do so, I had no proper words. What I want to convey to you from the bottom of my heart is that millions and millions of people among those 144 million living in Russia are against this war, never voted for the persons in charge for this war and stay here not because they support the politics of our government. Most just either have no opportunity to leave or they stay consciously - to keep teaching, healing, producing, or helping the weakest ones. The biggest gift now (as always actually) is to be alive, have no wounds, have all parts of the body joint together, have a roof over the head and have all beloved safe and living. But we all to various extents got a trauma which can never be healed and wounds which will always hurt.
My name is Katya and i am a travel, art, architecture and music addict.
I live in Saint-Petersburg - one of the most beautiful cities in the world with (perhaps) one of the worst climates)))
I am a happy and sometimes close to insanity mother of the incredible girl born in 2019.
I love living with an open heart, collecting impressions, capturing moments, mood and sharing them with people I love.
Most of all I love travelling to meet people and explore the world and different cultures. The best souvenir from my trips is a postcard sent o myself.
I love photographing and painting, art (including contemporary art).
I love meeting with my friends, walks walks long walks, reading, watching movies.
Also I can't live without music. I love any music which fits to my mood.
I love training in the gym, ping pong and swimming, I adore coffee, apples and cats (as well as other animals, but cats are my favourites :- )))
I'll be happy to receive all kinds of postcards and to know a little bit about you. I enjoy every card I get, put it into the big beautiful box and when I'm sad I read them and smile to all warm words you wrote ))) This is my own way of ASMR - to enjoy your writing, decoration, to draw in my mind a picture of a person based on the message i received.
What i do believe in is that (like travelling) postcrossing helps breaking stereotypes and making people closer.
In case if you have the cards below and don't know whom to send them to, they'll find the best home ever at my place:
- architecture, architectural elements, especially stained glass windows and ceramic tiles, the older the better
- art. Any, including the craziest pieces of contemporary art
-celebrities (except Nicolas Cage, sorry, not my hero :-()
- movie shoots
- lighthouses - I have two small tattoos on my wrists - a seagull and a lighthouse.
I prefer cards written and stamped unless you have something to share with me and have to use an envelope.
I'm looking forward to meeting you.
Take care and stay safe.