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Making eggs

In art, crafts, folk art, my artworks, painting, pattern, pen and ink, textile, textile art on March 20, 2014 at 17:59

Doing all sorts of eggs at the moment  – as symbols of the spring & blooming of life. They wood look good in numbers,  as table or mantelpiece decorations.

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The first egg is covered by hand stitched fabric,  the second is wooden,  painted by acrylic and ink.

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My new website linandara.com

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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/

The new website. What do you think?

In about me, art, crafts, искусство, мои рисунки, обо мне, писанина, folk art, my artworks, творчество on December 19, 2013 at 17:38

Feeling the need to have some changes in my life, I’ve decided to create the new “Linandara and Artish Folk” website. A proper one. It is going to be about arts, crafts, creativity, lifestyle, ethical issues, located at linandara.com and linandara.co.uk . Few days ago I did a first step: a temporary simple “business card” type website. Everything (like life itself) is a work in progress. There is now a facebook group for the future site, which eventually will have a forum. Please feel free to join the group and I hope you enjoy being in it.

To let people know about the new website I had an idea to do some handmade business cards. They are evolving as I make them. On the back I’ve put some keywords which would describe the future site, topics which would be discussed on it or be associated with it. The list is  changing from card to card. At the moment it includes Arts, crafts, creativity, handmade, fantasy, rationalist, dreaming, emphatic, discovery, freethinking, impressionalist, folk art, bohemian, ethnic, eccentric, independent, sci-fi, по-русски, commissions, one of the kind, etc.

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Any suggestions are welcome!

 

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Захотелось перемен, и я собралась сделать себе новый сайт, посвященный вопросам искусства, рукоделия, творчества, этики и жизни вообще. Сайт будет расположен по адресам linandara.com и linandara.co.uk. Сейчас там протая временная страничка. Как и сама жизнь, работа идет методом проб и ошибок. Есть группа посвящена новому сайту. Пожалуйста присоединяйтесь и, надеюсь, всем будет интересно.  Буду рада любым советам.

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A Russian Birthday Card is sold

In folk art, pen and ink, print, sales, yellow on September 30, 2013 at 10:19

A children book with my illustrations is published online by http://www.majuscrit.fr/

In art, books, книги, мои рисунки, folk art, mixed media, my artworks, orange, painting, print, writing on September 15, 2013 at 08:28

Sali et Bamako – Des enfants traumatisés par la guerre, se mettent à chanter et danser… Texte d’Eric Lemoine, images d’Alexandra Cook.

It is in French and English, free to download.

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Thank you very much the people behind http://www.majuscrit.fr/ for giving me this opportunity!

A black and silver mask

In acrylic, art, black and white, crafts, drawing, folk art, my artworks, творчество on July 10, 2013 at 14:50

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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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Folk Festival Painting is sold

In acrylic, мои рисунки, folk art, my artworks, portrait, sales on July 1, 2013 at 14:44

packed and posted – thank you very much!

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Northern Bird Sleeve For MacBook is sold

In мои рисунки, folk art, my artworks, print, sales on June 27, 2013 at 05:52
Northern Bird Sleeves For MacBooks
Northern Bird Sleeves For MacBooks by LostinSpaceandTime
Went to Chicago. Thanks a lot!!!

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

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