Outsider artist and eBay entrepreneur, Andrew and his Bashkir bride Gulnara are living inspiration of what it really means to live the romantic life. We met Gulnara almost the first day we moved to Bashkortostan back in 1999. A few years later, Gulnara met Andrew on a matchmaking website. Soon they married, moved to LA and the rest is… well… romance!
The Proof is in the Romantic Features
I consider a life moving to the romantic when qualities of fullness and margin emerge. For Andrew, fullness meant finding his life mate in a Central Russian Republic and really making it happen. It took some time and a sea of paperwork, but they’re married and happy. They’ve been back to visit Gulnara’s home village and wrote about it in Andrew’s eBay store.
Andrew, an artist with an eclectic style, virtually swims in his own creativity and is at home there. Media is no problem for Andrew as he can create art with anything within arm’s length: a manila envelope, shoe box, toilet seat, someone else’s painting or a lamp.
He Can Sell Anything on eBay
If you want to know how to eBay, study Andrew. Visit Andrew’s eBay Store here. Romantic life isn’t easy. Andrew and Gulnara work hard to make eBay successful. If Andrew’s art is eclectic, his store is as well and it reflects his broad interest and creative bent. From belt buckles to a diesel engine — from old films to Andrew’s outsider art, if you keep watching, you’ll find something you’ll love.
What’s really attractive about Andrew’s eBay store is that it really reflects who he is. His warm, humorous conversational style on virtually any subject translates him in his eBay store to a veritable poet. He knows his stuff and writes about it with artistic flare that fosters fondness and loyalty in his buyers.
And true to a romantic lifestyle, their lives aren’t all wrapped up in themselves. They lavishly give of themselves to church, family and community. In romance, there is always margin — whitespace in life to move around, be flexible and available to give, help, and create a fuller life for others. For years Gulnara and Andrew have been serving children’s work both in Russia and in their own community.
I think the most recent development really defines them. Several weeks ago, Andrew and Gulnara sublet their apartment in LA, loaded up their pickup and moved to Illinois to take care of his mother who is suffering from terminal cancer. It’s a remarkable heart and a remarkable life that can move in a moment without difficulty. Art and eBay continue — now from the Illinois office.
Yours along TheRomanticWay!