Jun 242014
 
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This Hills and Meadows painting has been done on my doorstep, with clover flowers on foreground. To the shop.

acrylic painting

Thick brushstrokes. Silver clouds. Black wooden frame with few small scratches as the picture has been travelling to several exhibitions. The Welsh hills painting measures (with the frame) about 315x379x45 mm.

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Apr 282014
 

Completely unique, unplanned and wild. Few more images of them.
The lady has a little bag which could be used to keep few small (coin-size) items. Could be used as door stoppers. Lady and her cat are mostly denim. Also includes buttons, yarn, lace and other textiles.

To the shop.

rag dolls

An odd couple

Lady and her cat are mostly denim.

Textile Art Dolls

two dolls

Denim, lace and other textiles

Yarn hair

The hair is made of yarn

I like the idea of recycling everything and don’t like to waste time. When I watch TV in the evening I rearrange pieces of fabric, buttons, yarn, etc in something of pure fantasy.

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Mar 142014
 

After over a week of struggling with painting and decorating I’ve moved to a new shop at the Ladywell shopping center in Newtown (The Market is closing for redecoration for a year).CameraZOOM-20140313141831376-picsay

The idea to have an Art and Craft shop first appeared in my head while walking among blue lupins of Texas at 1999 LPSC spring gathering. So I am very happy to have an independent little “hippie / gypsy” shop of my own and I hope I could stay here for a while. This also will be my art studio.

The shopping centre is mostly empty at the moment but several market traders should follow me very soon.CameraZOOM-20140313141743040-picsay

I’ve also used this opportunity to change the name of the shop from Artish Folk to Art-n-Folk which, I think, sounds better. CameraZOOM-20140313142822927-picsay  CameraZOOM-20140313142010045-picsay  CameraZOOM-20140313152522714-picsay

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I’ve already had quite a number of people I know (and I don’t know) saying that they liked the way the shop turned out, which is encouraging. I’ve spent ages figuring out exact shades of the wall paint but then I’ve found out that the type of paint which sticks to the slat wall can’t be mixed in the decorating shop so I had to improvise adding my oil paint to the base color I’ve found. CameraZOOM-20140313152634887-picsay

The shop supposed to be weird, bohemian and wonderful which should go well with punk clothing and an artisticCameraZOOM-20140313152645534-picsay CameraZOOM-20140313153631311-picsayhairdresser moving next door soon. It is for people living creative lives and preferring to decorate their lives with one of a kind stuff.

The shop address is  Unit 12 Ladywell Newtown, Powys SY16 1AF.

Open (at least) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am till 4 pm.

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Jan 302014
 

An art group I’ve helped to create is being treated now as a hunting ground by a religious fundamentalist.  He had patiently waited, he had checked us, he had thought he’s found the most vulnerable one. He made his move. A bible is given, a meeting in his church is arranged.

He has swallowed the bite. He didn’t realise he has been hunted by a serial fanatic-teaser! The game is afoot 🙂

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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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Jan 042012
 
Sabrina - A watercolor pen and pencil sketch done by river Hafren

This image © Linandara 2012
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Product Description
Willow branches, autumn leaves and a tree stump. 2011.
Measuring about 30 x 23 cm (12 x 9 inches)
Unframed
Inspiration/Story Behind This Product
I love sketching by our river here in Newtown (Hafren / Severn). Sabrina is the name of its Nymph.
Materials Used
watercolor card, watercolor, pigment ink pens, pencils
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Dec 122011
 

Many of my artworks are at the moment  – and till the end of January in the Newtown Library.

At the moment there are artworks as follows (I’m planning to bring more paintings as there still are 26 hooks left :):

Title of Works (all by A. Cook)
Media
Price
GBP (o.n.o)
Road to the Sacred Spring
Oil and Acrylic
45
River Hafren in Autumn
Acrylic and Ink
22
Hills and Meadows
Acrylic
37
Fairy’s Gift
Oil Pastel
44
Birch Forest, Russia
Pen, ink, watercolour
19
Cloudy Day in Attenborough
Mixed media
43
Early Autumn near Newtown
Acrylic
30
Autumn Near Newtown
Acrylic
47
Field Near Voronino
Acrylic
49
Butterfly Orange Tip
Mixed Media
14
Across the Lake
Acrylic
55
Dacass 2
Decoupage
35
Shine 2
Decoupage
35
Rosehip
Acrylic
18
Morning Before the Battle
Acrylic
49
Jura Mountains
Acrylic, Ink, Oil Pastel
54
Carousel in the West  Park
Acrylic
43
Tiger & Volcano
Pastel
17
Red Campion
Watercolour
24
Marsh Marigold
Pastel, Pencil, Watercolour
19
Mermaid
Textile, Beads
48
Alien Sky
Oil
52
Daylilies
Oil
56
Steam Show
Oil Pastel
24
Seas of Eternity
Mixed Media
42
Sweet Pea
Pastel
23
White Butterflies
Ink and Watercolour
19
White Sheep
Ink and Pastel
19
Spring Flow
Pastel
16
Ramsons
Ink and Pencil
26
Darkness
Acrylic
49
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