Jun 292014
 
canvas printed bookmarks

Darkness Renaissance Lady bookmarks with golden thread

A sad looking lady in a Renaissance costume and some random ancient cyrillic letters. The bookmarks are the same on both sides, handsewn with golden thread.

Size of the canvas bookmarks is about 8 x 1 inch (20 x 2.5 cm) each

These Renaissance Lady book marks are printed with Epson archival waterproof ink.

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bookmarks

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Jun 262014
 
crochet

Completely unique, no pattern used. Acrylic yarn. Measures approximately 165x155x7 mm.

This purple crocheted dishcloth has been designed by Alexandra Cook in Newtown, Powys, Wales. One of a kind item for a homely handmade home. To the shop.

handmade washcloth

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Apr 282014
 

Both folk and abstract art.

fragment of the artwork

Ink, oil, paper, wood

Folk Memory

Original Artwork

Some elements of the original contemporary artwork “Folk Memory” are drawn on paper with pigment ink, the other frame is painted with oils and acrylics, the inner frame is a found object.

Truly unique art directly from the artist, Alexandra Cook aka Linandara.

 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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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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Jun 152013
 

When East and West, North and South embraced each other, when prints became produced and sold on global scale, when the way we see the world became firmly affected by photography… 1890s-1950s. Beautiful postery style, both decorative and realistic, traditional and modern, Oriental and European reigned. Areas of flat color, bold composition and outlines are very typical for this period.

Russian Ballet Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Keith by Ito Shinsui, 1922

 

 

 

A Gate at the Stupa of Sanchi by Hiroshi Yoshida. 1932

 

 

 

 

‘Lanterns’ (1906) by American artist Bertha Lum (1869-1954)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Moser “Strickende Frau mit Booten” 1926

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And much, much more

 

 

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Jun 052013
 

This style of painting fromed in early 19th century at the lower river Mezen region, far North of European Russia. It uses ancient simple, often geometrical elements and only three colors: red, black on white or yellow background.

The symbols used could be traced both to ancient Slavic ones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and ones used by Finno-Ugric peoples (e.g. Komi geometrical patterns). Sadly enogh, the Wikipedia article only lists Slavic roots of this folk art painting style.

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Jun 022013
 

Tribal Dancer Large Original Life Drawing Monoprint by Linandara  Local customs, costumes, crafts, foods… It’s all seems to melt gradually into some new globalised uniformity. In a way, this is a sad picture, a loss of our beautiful diversity. Western people often feel touched looking at tribal portraits, especially of children, in exotic attires.  But what these people from distant lands would prefer themselves, given choise? Modern living with its salaries, doctors, schools, pensions, benefits, equality and human rights or posing for tourists for a few coins? Is wearing those heavy earring painful? Did that beautiful bride choose her future husband herself? How old is she? How well is she educated? Do we have to stay in a fantasy land? Why so many people are migrating to cities and leaving traditional way of life behind?

 

The solution to the loss of traditional cultures seems to lay in our free will to explore them and carry their achievements into the future. Lets enjoy the color and sound, lets experiment without being afraid of onlookers. Lets celebrate free creative life. Nobody should ever try to force anybody into the past. Rather we should help to grow a free and equal for all future – firmly rooted in the best from our past.

 

 

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Jan 272012
 
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Product Description
This is a one of a kind holey stone / pebble which has been painted with pigment waterproof ink. The stone is measuring about 5x3x1 cm (2x1x0.5 inches)

The yarn thread’s lenght could be easily adjusted.

Care: I tested it in the washing mashine on gentle cycle with gentle detergent. Could be also handwashed.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product
This is a part of my Gypsy Mermaid collection, which is all about uncharted seas, empty beaches, pebbles, driftwood, and even mysterious water-polished remnants of long gone civilizations. Something for an “inner mermaid”: original, natural and wild.
Materials Used
pebble, ink, yarn
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 January 27, 2012  Posted by at 14:46 gypsy mermaid, holey stone, jewelry, pendant, stonepunk, tribal No Responses »