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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. ..

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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A sheep on the easel and a couple of pebbles

In abstract, acrylic, art, black, color, crafts, drawing, весна, животные, мои рисунки, floral, flower, folk art, gold, good life, my artworks, творчество, pen, pen and ink, pets and domestic animals, powys, seasonal, spring on March 19, 2013 at 10:26

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Cats are finished and gone

In acrylic, art, color, crafts, drawing, животные, мои рисунки, ethics, floral, flower, folk art, my artworks, творчество, oil pastel, pattern, pen, pen and ink, pets and domestic animals, sales on March 12, 2013 at 12:58

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And I did a couple of new pebbles

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Nature’s elements in red and grey

In acrylic, art, crafts, drawing, мои рисунки, folk art, my artworks on March 11, 2013 at 11:47

Three new pebbles

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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

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Recent Artwork Sales

In abstract, art, black, brown, business card, card, drawing, искусство, мои рисунки, folk art, my artworks, творчество, oil pastel, painting, pattern, pen, pen and ink, pink, sales, tree, yellow on February 1, 2013 at 07:04

A “quote art”, an abstract pattern hand drawn card (for the Chinese New Year) and an oil pastel tree

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And another one of those….

Thank you so much!

In art, искусство, мои рисунки, my artworks, творчество, Uncategorized on October 4, 2012 at 19:58

I’ve got my #exhibition set in our #library now. 50 #paintings, old & new… It will be here till the end of October. I’ve sold one while hunging it, hope for more 🙂 #artwork #art #display #drawings #acrylic #oilpastel #ink #выставка #картины #linandaras_art It was very difficult to hang them on theese rods & hooks, I am still not terribly happy with alinement, but I’ve already spend more than 3.5 days here and I think this is enough! #Newtown #Wales (Taken with Instagram)

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