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Allotment update

In about me, eco-friendly, garden, gardening, good life, сад, organic on December 12, 2013 at 12:35

Hopefully it is ready for the winter. I am not very experienced gardener but I love to experiment.  Lucerne and Alexanders are sown as green manure,  soil is covered by autumn leaves. 
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Young broccoli and cauliflower plants plus salad leaves are covered by glass jars,  soda plastic bottles and some bubble wrap on top. As people say it in Russia, “голь на выдумки хитра” / “poor are inventive”.

My autumn sown Scorzonera is doing well. Apparently its young leaves make tasty salad and it is slug proof!
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A little fishy

In acrylic, art, crafts, drawing, мои рисунки, folk art, garden, my artworks, painting on July 6, 2013 at 14:50

Painted / drawn with acrylics and ink on a pebble from river Hafren / Seven.

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White lilacs and other recent sketches

In acrylic, art, color, drawing, мои рисунки, floral, flower, flowers, folk art, garden, mixed media, my artworks, pattern on June 6, 2013 at 09:57

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A progress of a pastel painting

In art, color, drawing, мои рисунки, floral, flower, flowers, forest, garden, my artworks, nature, творчество, oil pastel, pastel, powys on May 23, 2013 at 12:55

First: soft pastels,  opposite colours

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Fixed. Then: oil pastels

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Bluebells. ..

Poster- woodblock print- and illustration-style photos

In art, color, весна, красота, мои рисунки, garden, my artworks, творчество, фотки, photography, photomanipulation, sketch, spring, sunset on May 11, 2013 at 08:49

I really love artworks of Ivan Bilibin, Maxfield Parrish, Yoshida HiroshiKawase Hasui and other artists of early 20th century working in similar styles. During last few days I have been trying to edit my photos (2-3 apps, 5-10 filters) in a way which gives them a bit of that look. I am enjoying myself very much although I am a bit worried that you will get tired of my experiments which not always work.

#PowisCastle from yesterday. .. #Wales #spring #all_shots #castle #red #building #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_retro #hills #illustration #tinypeople #powis #Powys #Welshpool #замок

7.15 am 5/7/2013

#MorrisDancers #today @ #PowisCastle. .. #dancing #dance #Morris #folk #sunny #castle #Wales #May #spring #all_shots #chasingspring #springwatch #festive #illustration #edit #linandara_retro #linandara_people #народныетанцы #сегодня #замок #танцоры

3.16 pm 5/6/2013

An #old #illustration-style #Aberystwyth. … #latergram #all_shots #Wales #sea #seaside #water #instamillion #picoftheday #waves #beach #tinypeople #houses #Britain #UK #buildings #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_britain #edit #linandara_retro #linandara_vista #город #море #пляж

6.57 am 5/6/2013

#cherry #blossom #spring #all_shots #chasingspring #springwatch #garden #Britain #soft_tones #beautiful #flowers #pink #edit #linandara_retro #linandara_plants #цветы #весна #сегодня #черешня

7.41 pm 5/6/2013

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In art, весна, красота, мои рисунки, garden, gardening, mixed media, my artworks, фотки, photography, spring, travel on April 29, 2013 at 09:01

#daffodils#flowers #floral #colorful #yellow #lookingup #sky #orange #spring #all_shots #нарциссы #весна #greensky #linandara_plants #linandara_retro

#streetlights & #seagulls. .. #Newtown #NewtownPowys #sky #небо #clouds #cloudy #birds #gulls #lampposts #trafficlights #redlight #buildings #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_britain #all_shots #Britain #UK #Wales #grey #чайки #фонари #перекресток

3.54 pm 4/23/2013

#Mundesley #Norfolk #Britain #beach #sand #sandy #water #instamillion #picoftheday #reflection #wood #wooden #old #linandara_built #walking #surreal #dreamy #пляж #linandara_water #песок

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.- F. Nietzsche…. #Newtown #NewtownPowys #sky #clouds #evening #all_shots #Wales #sunset #rays #linandara_sunset #закат #облака #beams #light #beautiful #instamillion #picoftheday #grey

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A sloe blossom sketch

In art, drawing, мои рисунки, floral, flower, flowers, garden, my artworks, nature, сад, творчество, pen and ink, sketch on April 25, 2013 at 09:28

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Photos

In весна, красота, garden, gardening, фотки, photography, spring on April 16, 2013 at 15:42

It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning – Vincent van Gogh#willow #all_shots #Wales #flowers #floral #white #spring #close_up #closeup #glowing #bokeh #beautiful #nature #nature_lovers #natureonly #pussywillow #верба #весна #свет #linandara_plants #light

#Brecon in #spring. ..#latergram #all_shots #Wales #trees #buildings #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_britain #canal #Britain #UK #instamillion #picoftheday #blossom #beautiful #flowers #forsythia #water #bridge #цветы #весна #канал #мост

The #spring finally seems to come here. .. The picture is from a pre-digital spring. #analog #1990s #film #buds #branches #leaves #foliage #nature #nature_lovers #natureonly #beautiful #close_up #forest #woods #Russia #linandara_plants #linandara_retro #soft_tones #all_shots #linandara_russia #trees #почки #ветки #linandara_trees #весна

That kind of feeling. … #Wales #hills #landscape #linandara_vista #wire #spikes #all_shots #Kerry #Powys #barbedwire #forbidden #denied #fence #forbidding #холмы #проволока #запрет #vista

#green #light#latergram #all_shots #Shrewsbury #streetlight #evening #sunset #linandara_built #linandara_sunset #clouds #Britain #UK #instamillion #picoftheday #buildings #закат #облака #фонарь

In the #Treowen #community #garden #today. .. #Newtown #NewtownPowys #Wales #chasingspring #springwatch #plants #plant #flowers #floral #blue #pebble #spring #all_shots #UK #Britain #цветы #весна #сегодня

2.31 pm 4/14/2013

Back at the market table

In about me, art, car-free living, children, crafts, folk art, freedom, garden, gardening, good life, jewellery, jewelry, kids, mixed media, my artworks, painting, photography, relationship, sales, shopping, sketch, textile art, Uncategorized on April 16, 2013 at 09:46

So I did it again: for the third financial year I am loosing money (something like 67-350-250 £ a year). This is despite parting with a number of paintings,  cards and prints.

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I am grateful to the people who bought the artwork from me but please be aware that it was local council,  public transport companies,  insurance companies, post offices and art supplies who really got your money: I had to pay them too.

Number of customers at the Market is falling. I only managed to cover my rent for December. The local library sent me a letter saying I have to pay 45 pounds if I dare to put prices on my paintings at my annual exhibition. I had it here for 2 years and earned 20 – 40 pounds each time…

I should admit that the thought of a big bonfire made of the paintings and sketches regulary burns in my mind. But I am not sure I ever can give up. All the money I have to spend on art are the leftovers from buying food and clothes for my family for which my husband gives me some money. I could’ve spent more money on him and kids. Perhaps I should have spent more time on them too.

All the housekeeping: washing, cooking, gardening, tidying and almost all shopping are my responsibilities which I have been partly ignoring for last few years in order to “be an artist”. And I am not even good at it. My conscience is not allowing me to charge sky-high for my artworks and anyway local people wouldn’t be able to pay any more. We haven’t got many millionaires in Newtown. I love doing art but the stress of trying to sell it and to please everyone is getting at me.

So I probably will only have a table on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Newtown Market, I also will exhibit some artworks at Galleries Live in Telford and Shrewsbury. I also will possibly participate in an evening art club at Pen Dinas Community Garden if it won’t eat too much time. But I really would like to claim at least some of my life back as my home, me, the family and the garden are not well attended at the moment. I used to read, write, exercise, do plein air trips and I want to try to go back to this.

Sorry for a bit of whining but I feel I should explain what’s going on – mostly for people who (I think) expect me to be something I am not.

Norfolk holidays spring 2013

In buildings, clouds, digital, Британия, красота, природа, путешествия, flower, flowers, garden, gardening, hills, landscape, сад, фотки, photography, sea, seaside, sky, snow, spring, sunrise, sunset, travel, water on April 11, 2013 at 08:47

We made it to the east #coast right in time for a #majestic #Norfolk #sunset. Some interesting #cloud #shadows on the right. #sea #edit #beach #sand #sandy #Mundesley #pink #clouds #linandara_sunset #nature #beautiful #figure #walking #surreal #dreamy #reflections #all_shots #sky #небо #закат #облака #сегодня #water #instamillion

Hopefully the last #snowman of the season #melting away… #snow #garden #kids #funny #fun #children #man #sculpture #spring #all_shots #Wales #chasingspring #springwatch #white #grass последний #снеговик тает. .. #сад

#forsythia #morning. .. #garden #today #Wales #flowers #floral #yellow #blossom #spring #all_shots #chasingspring #springwatch #sky #небо #bluesky #branch #цветы #весна #небо

#dreamy #clouds. .. #today between #Welshpool and #Shrewsbury. .. #trainjourney #field #snow #pink #forest #woods #landscape #linandara_vista #linandara_retro #Wales #beautiful #snowscape #blue #white #поле #сегодня #снег #облака

#Norwich #station #ceiling. Trying to be more instant with #instagram. .. #architecture #linandara_built #linandara_britain #all_shots #Britain #UK #British #victorian #lights #rust #rusty #pink #glass #потолок #крыша #вокзал

Another one of #today’s #sunset. .. #clouds #sky #небо #закат #all_shots #Norfolk #Britain #evening #linandara_sunset #grass #contrail

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