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Recent garden sketches

In art, drawing, мои рисунки, my artworks, sketch, still life on June 20, 2013 at 11:34

Done at Pen Dinas Community Garden





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.



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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Some sketches from the last Art Club

In my artworks, sketch on May 10, 2013 at 11:23


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


Sketchbook update

In art, drawing, my artworks, seasonal, sketch, spring on April 23, 2013 at 11:04


A cowslip




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.


In abstract, art, мои рисунки, my artworks, sketch on April 1, 2013 at 08:58


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

Thee more pebbles and a Mayan Chocolate Cake

In art, color, мои рисунки, ethics, good life, my artworks, painting, pattern, pen, pen and ink, sketch on February 26, 2013 at 13:42



Acrylic and ink

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