When children have sadness on their face
And troubles round them piled
The world will seem a much better place
 all because their mother smiled
~~©Icemaid  May 2009~~

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Nadezhda Strelkina

and the artwork created by our Ladies:


Nadezhda was born in Fedoskino village in the family of hereditary painters.

In Russian language the name Nadezhda means "hope".

 Viktor Semenovich Burbyshev, a wonderful artist, gave his daughter this name, hoping she would continue their dynasty and glorify their name.

 Nadezhda has graduated Fedoskino miniature painting school. While her first works were of classic style, she has now almost devised her own style, which gently combines elements from both symbolism and art-nouveau.

 All works, which are now in the factory's museum and being copied by other artists, are made of gold leaf, silver and nacre. Some of Nadezhda Strelkina's works are exhibited in Britain, France, Netherlands and America.

Nadezhda has been kind enough to allow us to use her artwork in our "Creations for Fun Group".

Nadezhda - hope you enjoy the Showcase of your glorious art:

Once again Nadia, thank you ever so much for your kind and gentle heart:

Happiness comes at times to all
But sadness comes unbidden
And sometimes a few tears must fall
Among the laughter hidden



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