"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Anderson  

     Hi everyone, I am Lena. My artistic journey is much like dancing through the pages of an art, fashion, technology and travel book. Originally from Russia, I now live in sunny Bay Area, California. Ever since my early childhood, I have been exposed to various cultures and artistic tools; which have provided me with abundant inspirations: for years, I have studied and played on violin and piano, took art and dance lessons, performed with major symphony orchestras, and played and sang with several local bands.

For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about fashion and fashion design. I love order, balance and simplicity of form. Perhaps, this suits my leaner thinking engineering mind (and yes, I am a software engineer and a business owner by day!). Sometimes we find that simplicity is elusive; however, it is always present - we just need to know where to look for it,
or how to look for it.

My new passions are DIY crafting and screen printing.  At Stencil It Pretty, I want to help you fan your creative spark, pursue and live your artistic passions, uncover your hidden talents, and most importantly, have fun! Happy Stenciling!

Warm Hugs,
- Lena {at} Stencil It Pretty

Stencil It Pretty is all about inspiration and lifestyle. I love DIY, craft, fashion, and design. By sharing with you what inspires me I hope you get inspired, too.

"If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us."
-Daisaku Ikeda