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My name is Tatiana Romanenko; I was born and live in the city of Krivoy Rog in the Dnepropetrovsk region, Ukraine. In 1997 I graduated from the Krivoy Rog Technical University with a degree in civil engineering, my second specialty is accounting and audit.
For a long time I have worked as an accountant for a private company, but I constantly felt a great desire to do something creative and therefore I changed my profession without a shadow of a doubt. In 2010 I took a course in stylistics and in 2012 I graduated from the Academy of Hairdressing Art by Lyudmila Abramova; after that I have worked as a master in wedding hairstyles and make-up.
I have been engaged in crafts all my life - if, of course, it is possible to say like that. There were various hobbies: knitting, crocheting, macrame, for a long time I have made embroidery. But once my children helped to find my real desire - they gifted me a set for beadwork and a small loom. The new occupation was a real discovery for me.
I had a feeling that the hands themselves knew what and how to do, as if I had been doing this all my life. So after many years of "searching myself" I was able to find my true love in handmaking.
Each work inspires an irresistible desire to create a bead painting as soon as an amazing picture of some kind is found. Once there is something worthwhile - that is it, the process in my head goes already without stopping to the victorious end! Hundreds of times the palette of beads is revised to select the necessary colors and shades. It captures...
Beading is for me a kind of creativity that brings a lot of pleasure. Firstly, this is a favorite occupation, secondly, it gives the joy of contemplation of the finished work, and thirdly it is an opportunity to work with high-quality material (I use the Delica beads of the Japanese company Miyuki in my works).
Any master will tell you that when he creates his work, he puts a piece of his soul into it. Such items have their own special energy. That is why beadworks can be admired for hours, people can watch how the beads play in shades, feel the master's emotions and, in the end, fall in love with these works.
By my works, I want to extend the use of beads at the present time. Among the amazingly beautiful, unique beaded jewelry and accessories, bead embroidery and beaded sculptures of talented artists I managed to find my niche. On-loom beadweaving of large paintings and tapestries with the maximum possible use of shades is my love.
The number of shades used in a beadwork is limited only by the actual palette of Delica 11/0 beads, today it is about 1200 colors. 783 shades were used in my work "Chameleon" ("I see you"); it's nominated for two records of Ukraine: as the largest beadwork in on-loom weaving and for the largest number of colors used in one work. Also in plans for this year is to include the record for the largest palette of colors into the Guinness World Records Book.
The beadwork "ABBAS" received a gold medal at an exhibition organized by the New York Realism community, which took place in October 2015 - January 2016 at the West Park Art Gallery in New York; it also became a finalist of the contest "Bead Dreams" in 2016 and was exhibited at the Bead & Button Show in the city of Milwaukee, USA.
I'm married, we have three wonderful children. I am very grateful to my family for understanding, patience and boundless love. It gives me confidence in the correctness of the chosen path and success, and gives inspiration and strength to new accomplishments.
|Tatiana Romanenko, Krivoy Rog, Dnepropetrovsk region, Ukraine|