Jul 152014
 
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Original Life Drawing Monoprint Artwork on quality thick white paper

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

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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.

 

To the shop =>

 

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Feb 132014
 

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My granny was a fanatical crocheter. She made curtains, tablecloths, shirts, cushions, doilies,   anything you could imagine. Some of these are still in the good shape,  some of her craftwork unfortunately is disintegrating – like the fragments of a net curtain I’ ve used to make this heart.  I did two, one is kept by my daughter in her room, this one is in my shop. I am glad I’ve found a way to keep her work alive…

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Jan 072014
 

Ever wanted to find yourself somewhere far away, in a new unexplored country and with a sketch book? This is how I felt when my children had shown me Geoguessr ( http://geoguessr.com/ ) game this winter.

The game places you at a random spot within Google Street View area. The purpose is to find where you are. You are usually free to wander up and down the streets or roads, to look around. This planet is truly beautiful, even along the roads.

So I devised a game of my own: Why not find something worth sketching in that random part of the world? On the picture below are two views near Brisbane and one (on the right) – somewhere else, maybe in Brazil?brisbanebraz

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Random sketching adventures

 

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Dec 292013
 
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Running low on my sketchbook pages, I’ve decided to make my own little book. With a thick thread I’ve sewn together about 17 pages (folded in two) of random card and paper. Then added a ribbon. It looks very handmade.

For a while I felt like doing more sketching but what should I sketch? I am so busy with running the shop and doing housework that I don’t usually have time to wander around with a sketch book. Plus it rains a lot in Wales. When we travel everybody are trying to see as much as possible and again there is no chance to slow down and do plein air art.

Recently Kids have shown me the Geoguessr game. I am really amazed at how beautiful our planet is. Even along the roads. I’ve decided to try an adventure: to sketch something at that random place on Earth where the game makes me to “materialise”. As I don’t copy any images slavishly there shouldn’t be a copyright issue. I’ve been luckily to find myself among golden fields, under cumulus clouds, with hills and mountains on the horizon. So I did a quick acrylic pens, pencils, ink and graphite sketch. I am looking forward doing it again somewhere else!

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Random sketching adventures

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Dec 192013
 

Feeling the need to have some changes in my life, I’ve decided to create the new “Linandara and Artish Folk” website. A proper one. It is going to be about arts, crafts, creativity, lifestyle, ethical issues, located at linandara.com and linandara.co.uk . Few days ago I did a first step: a temporary simple “business card” type website. Everything (like life itself) is a work in progress. There is now a facebook group for the future site, which eventually will have a forum. Please feel free to join the group and I hope you enjoy being in it.

To let people know about the new website I had an idea to do some handmade business cards. They are evolving as I make them. On the back I’ve put some keywords which would describe the future site, topics which would be discussed on it or be associated with it. The list is  changing from card to card. At the moment it includes Arts, crafts, creativity, handmade, fantasy, rationalist, dreaming, emphatic, discovery, freethinking, impressionalist, bohemian, ethnic, eccentric, independent, sci-fi, по-русски, commissions, one of the kind, etc.

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Any suggestions are welcome!

 

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Захотелось перемен, и я собралась сделать себе новый сайт, посвященный вопросам искусства, рукоделия, творчества, этики и жизни вообще. Сайт будет расположен по адресам linandara.com и linandara.co.uk. Сейчас там проcтая временная страничка. Как и сама жизнь, работа идет методом проб и ошибок. Есть группа посвящена новому сайту. Пожалуйста присоединяйтесь и, надеюсь, всем будет интересно.  Буду рада любым советам.

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Aug 152013
 

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Newtown, Powys, Wales.  The historic Market Hall. In this little shop you will be able to buy one of the kind arts and crafts by me (Alexandra Cook aka Linandara) and few other artists/makers. Paintings, drawings, greeting cards, local souvenirs and original folk art from various countries. Little unique things for your and your home. You also can commission many types of artwork here.  Prices will be affordable, everybody are welcome.

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I plan to run parallel offline and online shops so it is not a problem if you live far away.

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Please come and visit us starting Tuesday – especially if you like original art and crafts, creativity, bohemian living, humanist ideals, tribal, fantasy, hippie,  gypsy,  folk, ethnic styles.

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