Nov 032014
 

The new poster for my shop

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Oct 272014
 

Got #beautiful #stationary from @PAPAYAart created by Anahata Joy Katkin. I think it fits really well with the other items I make, collect & stock in the #shop. #bohemian #gifts #arts #arts&crafts #jewelry #jewellery #linandaras_art #artNfolk #открытки #украшения #магазин (at Linandara art & craft)

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Mar 142014
 

My new #shopfront for Art-n-Folk as it looks now. Decorated it with my #dreamcatchers today. #art #arts #crafts #shop #Wales #NewtownPowys #Newtown #Powys #MidWales #linandaras_art #магазин (at LinanDara’s Art-n-Folk)

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Mar 142014
 

Art-n-Folk shop is open

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Mar 142014
 

Art-n-Folk shop is open

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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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Aug 232013
 

A new #box, inspired by #Norwegian #folk #art. .. #rosemaling #crafts #linandaras_art #artishfolk #patterns #colorful #turquoise #orange #floral #yellow #painted #folkart #handmade #all_shots #Wales #experiment #shop #studio #роспись #рисунок #орнамент #короб #сегодня (at Artish Folk)

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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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Aug 142013
 

The #shop decoration is almost complete and it hopefully will be open next Tuesday. .. #artishfolk #Britain #UK #market #today #indoors #Newtown #NewtownPowys #Wales #retail #art #artwork #paintins #crafts #linandaras_art #dreamcatcher

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