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Anna and "Elanka"

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Last updated on Feb 25, 2022

Dear friends!
Im out of my home for some weeks.
Anna and "Elanka"

Anna Molodtsova

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Anna Molodtsova


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In love with Nature and Creation

My name is Anna and I have type 1 diabetes since 1986. Diabetes is not a deadly disease by itself, but its complications are very dangerous. So it is important to keep a hard control to stay on top of my health. Thank God, there are a lot of dia-gadgets today. They helps to control diabetes. But these gadgets are quite expensive. And these costs are fixed month to month, because various sensors must be regularly replaced with new ones.

I can not work for hire for now. It is a pity, but my health is not so perfect after all these years. I need regular rest and to follow my diet. What employer will let me to have snacks every hour? Who will let me rest and exercise at least once per working day? So now I am self-employed. Now I can work in accordance with my own schedule.

I started my creative activity with an online magazine for ecological lifestyle lovers. This took me about 10 years. I have fallen in love with nature and polished my ability to write interesting texts. It helped me to get the post of copywriter (Russian and Ukrainian languages). I worked on various international projects for 4 years. This work was also on my own schedule, which really suited me.

But one day I became tired of monotonous tasks. Same topics, same requirements. Well, how can you write a unique text about “Why it is necessary to choose our company” for hundreds of companies? After all, the arguments are always the same – professionalism, service, price, quality… And then I realized that I need to do something different. I need to find an activity in which I will always have a chance to develop. So that is how decorating appeared in my life.

Creativity helps me to receive funds for my medical needs and to keep myself in a good mood. “Evil people don’t sing,” the Poles say. I think this proverb is incredibly accurate. Creativity is able to speed up the processes of recovery and regeneration, to soothe and to relieve pain, to prolong life…

Realizing this for myself, I decided to introduce the positive influence of creativity to other people. I was “pregnant” with the idea of ​​the educational art-studio for a long time. There were no funds for its foundation. And there are not so many people in my town able to pay for such lessons. And those people, who are in biggest need of such leisure, can not afford it. So I continued to look for funding sources. In 2016 I applied for a grant from the European Union to open an educational art-studio and won it. With this money I organized my educational art-studio and introduced the beneficial influence of creativity and art to more than 300 people, including people with cancer, elderly poor people, people with ardiovascular problems etc.

Art studio is working now, tools and materials are being bought for it, anyone can come there to work or to study free of charge. And now there was a new direction organized – free of charge games room with intellectual board games. Such games help to develop children`s intellect, as well as preserve memory and thinking abilities in the elderly age or in case of diabetes. Also I have my Youtube free art lessons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7Dw56teKxxhFWPYIqHUPw.

Today, I have a small, but not very achievable dream – I want to have the latest model of an insulin pump from Medtronic. An insulin pump is a special device that constantly supplies the body with the insulin hormone that is vital for a person with diabetes. At the moment I have an old model, in which the warranty period has already expired.

But the main bonus for me is still the opportunity to create and to work with individual orders. I am happy to show my creativity by creating unique things. I am happy to fill the world with beautiful things and to show love in any handmade thing by Elanka.

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  • Anna

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    How are You! My name is Anna. I'm very glad you read this page with my story. I'm a founder of art studio "Elanka". I'm living in a village and trying to reduce my ecological footprint. My mission is to generate more positive energetic being kind, rectitude and thankful. So, today I can offer you high quality goods, which made using great combination of family secrets and modern technology. Making my goods I want those goods to be beneficial to you, giving good luck, health, joy or happiness. So I use only environmentally friendly materials in my work, combining new decisions and recipes, proven over centuries.

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I accept custom and personalized orders. But I do not accept returns, exchanges and cancellations for such orders. All custom and personalized orders are prepaid. Please, convo me to make such kind of orders

Sizing details

All sizing details are in item's description. You can find them there. If something is not still clear, please, contact me.

Care instructions

You will find care instruction on additional paper tag that will be shipped to You with Your purchase.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Please, contact me if You want some gift wrapping and packaging. In other cases I will pack Your item in safety postal package.

Tracking info

I will let you know when your package is on the way. I will also send you a tracking number of your package. Ukrainian tracking site:


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Purchasing before big Holidays

Before Christmas the delivery time growing up +10-15 days for all countries, because the post offices are very busy. After December 1 I can not guarantee, that your purchase will be delivered earlier than Christmas.

Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel transaction (before the order was made and sent), please, note, that there is non-refundable Paypal fees (for USA - 1.9% + $ 0.30, other countries 2.9% + $ 0.30).

If you have made payment but decided to cancel the order while it was already sent to you, you will also be refunded a sum, except for above-mentioned commission fee and shipping costs.