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Heart Symbols

In abstract, art, crafts, ethics, folk art, history, jewelry, relationship, traditions on January 27, 2014 at 16:24

The full wersion of the post is here.

It is not clear where the familiar shape originates. There was a plant widely used as a contraceptive in ancient Egypt (Silphium) which seeds were heart-shaped and even decorated coins (see the image).


The Heart shape was widely explored in Folk art, especially Dutch, Mexican, German and Polish, Welsh (lovespoons).

Today this symbol continues to evolve. For example the modern celtic knot style heart tatoos, the Polyamory hearts with either the eternity symbol or the “love outside the box” one, peace and love symbols merging together, etc.

I also did a Pinterest board dedicated to heart symbols: http://www.pinterest.com/artishfolk/know-your-hearts/

Some Lillehammer Postcards and a Necklace are sold

In gypsy mermaid, jewellery, jewelry, necklace, фотки, photography, print, sales, textile, textile art, travel on June 26, 2013 at 05:30

Thank you!

Some recent upcycled textiles

In art, color, crafts, eco-friendly, folk art, gypsy mermaid, jewellery, jewelry, mixed media, my artworks, textile, textile art on June 21, 2013 at 12:23



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.


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.

Recently sold jewellery

In art, crafts, jewellery, jewelry, mixed media, my artworks, necklace, sales on April 14, 2013 at 08:44
Feather and Stone Gypsy Mermaid's Pendant
Feather and Stone Gypsy Mermaid's Pendant
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.
Ice and Flame - Gypsy Mermaids Necklace, Sea Glass, wire, beads
Ice and Flame - Gypsy Mermaids Necklace, Sea Glass, wire, beads
Teardrop Leaf Seaglass Gypsy Mermaid's Pendant
Teardrop Leaf Seaglass Gypsy Mermaid's Pendant
Thank you very much!

New sales

In art, card, crafts, drawing, мои рисунки, folk art, gypsy mermaid, holey stone, jewellery, jewelry, mixed media, necklace, творчество, orange, pen, pen and ink, sketch on March 6, 2013 at 07:03

Two necklases and two birthday cards (to the USA), a butterfly drawing, little plant sketches and sea glass pendants locally. Thank you very much! If I earn about £160 more this month I may even get into profit after 2 years of losses! 😉

Hopefully will be on their way to Kansas today.
butterflye 000nigella

A wild brooch

In art, crafts, jewellery, jewelry, my artworks on March 5, 2013 at 13:23

With feathers & sea glass


Trying a tabletop sale. ..

In acrylic, art, мои рисунки, folk art, jewellery, jewelry, mixed media, my artworks, necklace, творчество, painting, sales on February 17, 2013 at 13:42


Brick Pebble Arrow

In acrylic, jewellery, jewelry on January 31, 2013 at 12:44

A pendant I made out of sea-eroded brick.


Acrylic and ink

A pebble pendant & some doodles

In art, crafts, drawing, искусство, мои рисунки, folk art, jewellery, jewelry, mixed media, my artworks, necklace on January 29, 2013 at 13:07


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