El Perro Milonguero

El Perro Milonguero: February Round-Up

El Perro Milonguero has his own page at https://elperromilonguero.wordpress.com/ But in case you haven't been keeping up with his latest adventures, here's a quick round-up

Art, Drawings

Art Forms

This series of sketches is dedicated to my favorite art forms:     Art form - Architecture

Art, El Perro Milonguero

El Perro Milonguero – January 2017 Round up

El Perro Milonguero is a stylish dog born and raised in Argentine Tango community.  He is always ready to cheer everyone up by being positive and resolving any misunderstandings. At the same time, El Perro is a RESEARCHER. He is always ready to learn more about tango, tangueros and their ways of interacting with each… Continue reading El Perro Milonguero – January 2017 Round up

Art, Photography

Hi, January 2017!

Hope you're getting back on track with your work or school after the winter break! My January started off at a tango party. The morning of January 1st was calm, cozy and fun. It started off with coffee and favorite movies from childhood and finished off with sitting next to the first live Christmas tree… Continue reading Hi, January 2017!

Art, Drawings, Uncategorized

Sketch Roundup: Fall 2016

I took a sketching course this fall and here is a quick roundup of what I've done. I learned a lot and had tons of fun!  


Hi, December!

YEY, December! My favorite month of the year! This year December started off for me with an allnighter. I was trying to finish up my slides for a talk at Canada Math Society. But other than that the first day of December was slightly foggy and very cozy. BTW, if you happen to speak Russian,… Continue reading Hi, December!

Art, Drawings, Math, Outreach

Essentials for a freelancing math teacher

I'm a math teacher and a graduate student. I don't teach at a public school. Instead I teach at special programs for gifted children, or work with children individually. I guess that makes me a freelancing math teacher. It takes a lot of planning to juggle grad school and freelancing job, but I love both… Continue reading Essentials for a freelancing math teacher

Art, Photography

First Impressions of November!

This November started off with the Fields Medal Symposium (read more about how it went over here). The day was so bright and sunny that I just had to take some pics from my balcony and on my way to the public opening of the Symposium. How did your November start off?

Art, Drawings, Lifestyle, My Toronto

October’s Portrait

  Yesterday we painted October's portrait at the 4 Cats Studio at the Toronto Junction Triangle (1615 Dupont St.). The studio is pretty easy to get to by TTC. It's full of samples of previous students' work. There's lots of light, but the place still has an ambient feel to it. The theme of the art… Continue reading October’s Portrait

Art, Photography

Photo Etude 3: Profile

I've been meaning to post this one for a while. It's my mom reading a concert program at Casa Loma. It was a chilly and rainy evening. Both of us were tired. On a different note, my mom has a super-power of discovering concerts, modern art exhibits and other cool events around the city. This… Continue reading Photo Etude 3: Profile

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Hi, October 2016!

  The First Impressions of Each Month Photo Series: October edition! My October started off with a rain, an early rise, and a teaching session. Afternoon and evening were charged with positive energy and lots of work related to performing and rehearsing for the Little Mermaid Show (refer here: ) The day ended off with… Continue reading Hi, October 2016!

Art, Dance and acting

The Little Mermaid Production And What We Learned From It!

you don’t have to be an official professional to have a professional attitude towards anything you are doing

Art, Drawings

September Lemonade

It's been 2 years since I promised my mom to paint this painting and give it to her as a gift... Finally I did it! Happy 13th anniversary in Canada, Mom!!!!!

Art, Photography

Hi, September!

September made a great first impression this year! Sunny weather, beautiful storms, fragrant flowers in every convenience store- lovely!  But have you noticed that September feels very differently from all the summer months? Something changes abruptly on September 1st and you no longer can pretend that you are in July even if it is hot… Continue reading Hi, September!

Art, Photography

Photo Etude 2: Unexpected guest

Woke up today to a thick fog outside my balcony and this creature on my windowsill.

Art, Photography

Photo Etude 1: Still life (over-edited)

Sometimes over-editing a pic of a mundane still life is just what you need.

Art, Drawings

Trains in the wind

I live very close to a railroad. Many people see it as a disadvantage, but I really enjoy it. I love it when the trains pass by at night, when the rhythmic sound of metal wheels is mixed with the sound of wind, and the noise [and the light] of the city. It feels like… Continue reading Trains in the wind

Art, Dance and acting

Dancing with RSA – the Blue Lantern show

This May the Russian Student Association performed two dances before the Blue Lantern Show by Merey Ismailova. It was such a pleasure be a part of the show and to prepare for it. See the upbeat dance by RSA that opened the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzSNPcwg9qk&list=UUnqgHTzjKRztkCvh60QDUgg   and a romantic dance here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCtfRC99hkg&list=UUnqgHTzjKRztkCvh60QDUgg   For more excerpts… Continue reading Dancing with RSA – the Blue Lantern show

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Winter blues and whites – making the best out of them

Most lifestyle websites are buzzing about beating the winter blues, as though these blues were a plague of some kind.  To me, however, the "winter blues" expression carries quite an opposite meaning.  I was born in the winter, and most of my happy childhood memories are related to playing in the snow, putting on a… Continue reading Winter blues and whites – making the best out of them

Art, Drawings, Travel

Washington DC at a glance

  I went to Washington DC this August, and this is how things looked like over there (or at least, this is how I saw them).