Angelica Artemenko lives in Donetsk (Ukraine). For about four years, she is developing the icons in their own technology.
She graduated from the College of Technology Kramatorsky specialty artist-designer-constructor. As well at school she studied at art school. Since childhood, she loved to draw. First tried to embroider the icon still working in the studio. She loved it. Just in time to Kramatorsk, where she lived Angelica, brought the miraculous image of Our Lady of Pochaev of Pochayiv Lavra. She went to this icon, wait a rather big place, venerated and prayed before this miraculous way. Coincided also the fact that its first icon was just Pochaevskaya Our Lady. Angelica is a good thing to love so much that she decided to devote all his time to it.
Over time, Angelica was perfect sewing techniques, making them all the more realism and texture. Thus, it has developed its own sewing techniques. In some works, the wizard uses the old technique of pearl embroidery, which at the time of tsarist Russia embroidered garments of kings.
But before you start to stitch, Angelica herself writes images of saints on a thin canvas, with the blessing of the clergy. Then proceed to the holy image embroidery garments, decorated with natural and semi-precious stones such as carnelian, amethyst, lapis lazuli, pearl, pearl and other small Japanese beads master transmits all light and shade, all the lines and folds of garments, creating unique patterns and decorations. Angelica sews each bead separately. In one study, the average size (50 x55 cm) is used by about 50,000 beads. To make one of the leaves from 2 to 4 months, depending on the size. For 8-10 hours a day working Angelica, observing the rules and procedures of the iconography. When she works, she forgets everything worldly, completely immersed in this world filled with love and kindness. That's why its icon so unusual, bright and kind, make stops and admire the warmth and joy that they bring.