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 and . 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.


Any suggestions are welcome!




Захотелось перемен, и я собралась сделать себе новый сайт, посвященный вопросам искусства, рукоделия, творчества, этики и жизни вообще. Сайт будет расположен по адресам и 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.


Dec 022013

When still at High School I’ve seen some cards with Jeffrey Jones paintings and they left a very deep impression. They reminded me Vrubel’s art: dark and mysterious.  Several artists I’ve admired in the past don’t feel so great any more but I keep on coming back to these haunting pictures. In my opinion there is a lot of subtle mastery in Jones’ art: in composition, brushstrokes, rendering of figures, creating mood. Not many artists managed to achieve this.

#Artwork by J. #Jones   #Artwork by J. #Jones


#Artwork by J. #Jones

My pinterest board


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Aug 152013


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.



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



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.



Oct 302011
Elfins Face - an original fantasy pencil and ink pen drawing
Product Description
One of a kind drawing on paper. I used artists ink felt tip pens (including a gold one for eyes) and color pencils.

The paper is A4, the size of the drawing is about 23 x 14 cm (9 x 5.5 cm).

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product
I love inventing and imagining characters
Materials Used
paper, pencil, ink
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Oct 072011

Alexandra Cook

Two figures in spacesuits watching a sunset over the hills, mountains, canyons, dunes and plains of Mars. An illustration for an unfinished chapter in my Russian sci-fi novel ( The text on the painting is from my Martian poem ( As the picture has silver and gold paint it is useful to see it under different angles:

The painting is done with acrylic paint and ink, in a hardboard.

  • Painting
  • Acrylic
  • 38 x 68 x 0.5 cm
  • Impressionism
  • Fantasy
  • October 4, 2011
  • October 7, 2011
  • canyon, fantasy, illustration, mars, mountains, sun, sunset, sci-fi , space suits, red planet
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