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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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The “Lights on” night

In about me, art, color, my artworks, oil pastel, painting on November 29, 2013 at 17:34

The Market and the shop are open till late today. There is music & fairground in town but the Market it dark, cold and quiet. .. A corner of a new commissioned painting in progress is at the bottom right.  It’s a Mediterranean house in oil pastel. I had a productive day in the studio,  I’ve talked to interesting people, but haven’t seen much of my family and haven’t earned any money.  Which,  as usual,  makes me wonder if I am doing the right thing?
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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 Russian Birthday card is sold

In art, card, my artworks, painting, pastel, pink, print, sales, yellow on September 8, 2013 at 20:14

Thank you!

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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Recent sketches

In art, drawing, весна, взаимоотношения, мои рисунки, мораль, отношения, ethics, floral, flower, flowers, freedom, good life, moral issues, my artworks, свобода, творчество, painting, pastel, pen, pen and ink, politics, relationship, spring, t-shirt on May 26, 2013 at 09:54

A bee one I’ve started while in the Galleries Live in Telford

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And some sketches for greeting cards and t-shirts

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Did a garden sign and a few sketches today

In acrylic, art, crafts, folk art, my artworks, organic, painting, powys, sketch, spring on May 15, 2013 at 20:57

This is for the Royal Welsh Spring show this weekend and then possible to be placed at the entrance of the garden. Something I haven’t done before.  Had to be improvised very fast on the spot. Acrylic on chalkboard paint.

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Photos

In Британия, весна, красота, my artworks, фотки, oil pastel, painting, photography, powys, spring, travel on April 23, 2013 at 06:10

But only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows – Immanuel Kant#today #sky #clouds #evening #all_shots #Wales #flare #lensflare #linandara_sunset #sunset #edit #blue #yellow #light #beam #ray #sun #закат #сегодня #солнце #луч

7.42 pm 4/16/2013

An #old #olive #tree in #Lisboa. .. #latergram #all_shots #Lisbon #city #Portugal #castle #roofs #linandara_portugal #linandara_trees #дерево #олива #Португалия #spring

10.50 pm 4/16/2013

Earth #reflecting #skies. .. #latergram #all_shots #Norfolk #beach #sand #sandy #Mundesley #yellow #sea #seaside #water #instamillion #picoftheday #reflection #mirror #waves #clouds #linandara_sunset #nature #beautiful #nature_lovers #sunrise #red #morning #wetsand #песок #пляж #linandara_water

#flowers #floral #arranged #latergram #all_shots #castle #yellow #window #UK #Britain #light #linandara_retro #linandara_stillife #mextures #dreamy #shadows #букет #цветы

#today’s #tulips @ #PenDinas #community #garden. .. #Newtown #NewtownPowys #close_up #closeup #chasingspring #linandara_plants #edit #red #tulip #flowers #floral #colorful #pink #tree #petals #sunny #цветы #весна #spring #all_shots #Wales #flowers #тюльпан #тюльпаны #лепестки

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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.

Zimbabwian art in Shrewsbury

In abstract, acrylic, art, bird, black, brown, color, crafts, drawing, животные, искусство, красота, мои рисунки, folk art, my artworks, творчество, painting, pattern, textile art, traditions, yellow on March 21, 2013 at 11:35

There is a very nice folk art exhibition at the VAN Art Gallery (Shrewsbury Market). It probably will end up quite soon,  maybe on 27th – I am not sure.  There are some pictures.  All came from the same region of Zimbabwe.

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They inspired me to do a bird pebble and some Sketching

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