MARIA DUBROVSKAYA (BOYTUNOVA)

Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia
mashadubrovskaya@gmail.com

Profile

I consider myself as a highly creative silversmith passionate about making things with the best tool ever - hands. Born in coldest inhabited region in the world (Yakutia, Russia), escaped to the equator later. Grew up in a big family of artisans: wood/bone/icecarvers, painters, graphics and illustrators, knitters and tailors. Art and handmade have always been my life environment.


Skills 

  • Jewelry design and production from idea to ready-to-wear
  • Papercrafts
  • Photography
  • Web-design, HTML, CSS
  • Graphic design and digital illustration
  • Ability to multitask (running another small business Mooncoocoo Paper Dolls)
  • Tongue rolling

Experience

2017 - present Silversmith at Mooncoocoo Jewelry
2011 - present One Woman Show at Mooncoocoo Paper Dolls
2007 - 2015 Travelblogger and photographer at Traveliving.org
2004 - 2010 Freelance photographer and illustrator
1999 - 2005 Web designer and webmaster at Sinet Group
1978 - 1999 Restless child and useless student

Certificates

  • None in arts and crafts. All self-taught.
  • Diploma in economics and taxation issued by North-Eastern Federal University (don't ask).

Publications

  • Interviewed by Etsy as a featured seller in March 2012.
  • Published in several russian medias as a photographer and illustrator.
  • Interviewed by dozens russian medias as a travelblogger, photographer or paper dolls maker.

Interests

  • Lucid dreaming (pretty good at it)
  • Kitesurfing (not bad)
  • Freediving (just starting)
  • Conscious life (pretty bad at it)

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions! I would love to hear from you.