Nov 192014
 

Sometimes, half asleep or delirious, like from behind a paper wall we hear in our minds strange words or see strange pictures. Shadows or glimpses of what didn’t happen, won’t happen, wouldn’t happen. Or did it, will it, would it? How could the impossible be possible? How could an ordinary being to comprehend the Impossible and then go back to live an ordinary life? Will this being’s values stay unshattered afterwards?

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The retreat at the Crossroads looked as a giant spaceship mostly buried underground. Like a metallic iceberg the very top of which is just above the surface. In the gaps between blossoming vines travellers could see dull bronze shine of (presumably) an alien contraption, all rivets and elegant curves.

 

Soon the hostess would come out, barefoot, ageless, long worn dress with unearthly patterns, platinum blond hair in a messy bun. She would offer a cup of herbal tea at a wooden table in a wild lush garden. Her mysterious blue eyes would carefully study you. If you are lucky she would offer a room to stay.   Inside you’ll find aged red damask fabric on the walls, plenty of dull bronze-like metal and other discolored leftovers of once opulent alien interior. The hostess will talk to you a bit. Be honest because lying won’t work. Be honest and you might hear a story or two of travelling between worlds, of danger and laughter, of friendship and love. She will talk to you because she is waiting and had been waiting for a very long time. She need to know when a right person will knock on her oval alien door.

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 November 19, 2014  Posted by at 10:16 book, science fiction, writing Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Oct 062014
 

You can’t have a good quality sci-fi story with mistakes like this. The Moon turned to be an “iron chicken” screaming and flapping its wings in the vacuum of space! Plus quite a few other ridiculous details including the wrong age of the Moon. How this is supposed to teach our kids to like science?

Moral dilemmas are very important but even they became so repetitive! By the way, our kids already left the audience despite most of us admiring Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor and Jenna Coleman as his assistant. The parents will be leaving soon too if the series won’t improve. And they could improve.

I am sure there is plenty of excellent new writers ready to take over and recreate the series which would inspire both young and old. Pose completely new important and controversial problems. Tell us about Earth history or new discoveries in physics – realistically, please. We really need something fresh and different, not just endless repetition of themes from previous episodes plus deep disregard of modern science.

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Jul 282014
 

Handmade item, impressionist oil pastel painting by Linandara

  • Materials: oil pastel, paper
  • Ships worldwide from Newtown, Wales

Dried last year reeds lit by spring sunshine and turned into gold… Oil pastel on textured paper, A4 (about 30 x 21 cm). £23.57

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Prints and cards with this image are available from the Red Bubble.

painting

Marshland in oil pastel

 

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Jul 282014
 

Hand sewn Monstresse, one of a kind improvisational recycled textile artwork.

Height is about 12 inches (31 cm).

Stuffed with the same kind of fabric.

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upcycled textile doll

A rag monster

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Jul 282014
 

£17.53 GBP

Only 1 available

Overview

  • Handmade item, semi-abstract figurative painting  in soft pastel, on red card
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Newtown, Wales

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pastel art

Liquid Red painting

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Jul 282014
 

A textile art naive doll about 20 cm (8 inches) toll, not a free standing toy. The toy is new but made from vintage / retro / recycled fabric. Stuffed with the same rugs, so its a bit “lumpy”. Looks like some kind of a fantasy creature (alien) with human face and animal (mouse, bear) ears.

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a rag doll

Cheburaha

£9.07 

Only 1 available

Overview

  • Handmade item, hand sewn soft rag toy
  • Materials: fabric, thread, ribbon
  • Feedback: 17 reviews

in Tre-Newydd, Wales

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Jul 152014
 

Original Life Drawing Monoprint Artwork on quality thick white paper

monoprint

Size approximately 40 x 60 cm (16 x 23.5 inches), paper 60 x 84 cm (23.5 x 33 inches)

unframed

Artist: Alexandra Cook aka Linandara

This Tribal Dancer picture could help to make you room look distinctive and different from other people’s’ rooms. Or it could be an original fine art gift. Its unframed so on the item’s arrival you cam choose the frame and the mount to fit perfectly in your home. Will be posted in a safe cardboard tube.

 

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Jul 142014
 

Quick, loose, expressive watercolor, gouache, pencil and pen sketch made in July in a beautiful garden near Moscow, Russia. Sunlit but still dark and mysterious purple red lilies.This original artwork in water media is approximately 12 x 16 inches (30 x 40 cm). Unframed. Please frame under glass.

red lilies

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Print from this artwork could be bought from here

 

in Newtown, Wales

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Jul 142014
 

Did it yesterday for my daughter to improve her language skills. Hope it may help or entertain others too.

Because of the present political situation I often wish I wasn’t born in Russia but there is great wealth of songs here. The complex but flexible language helps. And now as always the best of songwriters oppose the regime when it goes wrong.

The songs are from 19th century to present times. More will be found and added in the future.

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Jul 142014
 
  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, cotton, acrylic and other new and upcycled textiles
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Height is about 9.5 inches (24 cm).
The main color of this soft rag toy is rich blue green

rag doll

Green Pirate

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Jul 132014
 

Artist: Alexandra Cook

Size: A4; approximately 21 x 30 cm

drawinghorse and riderDawn

equine drawinghorse and rider

Subject: the artwork depicts a female rider in camouflage (rebel, warrior, ranger, scout, patrol?) with a gun, riding a red horse, submerged in early morning autumn fog over a meadow. Double human and horse portrait. Original equine drawing. Open to your interpretation.

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You can buy prints and cards with this picture here.

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Jul 022014
 

 

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass, oil pastel, vintage wooden frame, paper, ink, mounts
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Newtown, Wales

Red cardinal bird sitting on a branch with snow-covered purple berries around, pine trees on background against light blue sky, all in low yellow winter sunlight. Original art in oil pastels on paper.

Perfect for a winter present.

Approximately 25 x 32 x 1.5 cm with the frame.

 

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bird art

cardinal bird

bird

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Jul 012014
 
  • Ships worldwide from Newtown, Wales
  • An ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals) Trading Card / Miniature

An original abstract miniature art (ACEO) with organic, cell-like pattern in yellow, red and black.

approximately 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″ inches, 6.4 x 8.9 cm, unframed

By Alexandra Cook

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watercolor and ink ACEO

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