Collections of writings by Lena Nechet in various styles.

  • Early years of life (0 - 11).

  • Family, birthplace, circumstances.

    Changing cultures taught me that people like to check where you came from to reduce their own barrier from your strangeness, and I am all for it. I love people's stories, and here is mine.

  • When in 2010-13 my inbox became unmanageable after two of the online groups I managed became slightly popular, I changed the way I communicate in writing.  I published a statement about the way I treat mail, summarized answers to most common questions, explained my limits in time and qualification.

  • It so happened, that art is an essential part of my life, and almost all I see I recompose and enhance in my mind in this captivating flow of existential vision.

    My childhood room was full of art when I was five: my parents' apartment was packed with books, and among them art reproduction albums, which were stored in huge piles close to my bed for years, and I went to sleep with images in mind from the greatest paintings ever

  • Ethnically, I am a mixed Slavic-German (~3/8 Ukrainian, ~3/8 Russian, ~1/4 German), with possible Swedish, Polish, or other smaller parts on the Slavic side. None of it matters much to me, but my ethnicity is "written" all over my face - high wide cheekbones, blue eyes, straight slightly reddish blond hair - and I am asked about it often.

  • Maturity, independence,grown up years (25 - present +).

  • Tutorials - specific knowledge, explanations, workflow, methods,sets of instructions for special tasks, problem solving lessons, demonstrations of a process using examples.

  • The first 7 defining words (nouns) I could choose for myself should probably be:

    1. Artist - an abstract fine art painter and portraitist, enchanted by photography and videography. I always knew I will paint, but it took a couple of life-threatening events to make me drop almost everything else and dare to dive into the madness of purposeless creation. I am obsessed with composition and color, have always
  • If I would use only a few adjectives to describe myself, I would choose these additional words:

    1. Happy - most of the time, despite everything. If I am not in a blissful state, it is usually because of actual difficulties in my life. If those are bad enough, which happened many times, I still cannot stay sad for too long, or I soon find ways to force myself out by action or radical change. I started practicing prolonged meditations (zazen,
  • My parents had many friends - geologists, philosophers, mathematicians, and many others, but mostly from academia - and we often partied at our place and their homes.

    Their kid's minds, including mine, were routinely challenged with philosophical paradoxes, barely conceivable facts, and existential problems.