Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Van Gogh Letters

First useful thing came from Twitter that I think it's worth to mention here: there are all Vincent Van Gogh letters online now (translated).

A song from my chilhood

We used to sing and listen to each other a lot when we were kids, teenagers and students. It was a very popular pastime in the Soviet Union anyway. I've found recently one of these songs which we loved to sing with a guitar. I didn't know it was by Kipling, as it was translated into Russian. Here it is, The Song of The Dead, part II:

We have fed our sea for a thousand years 
And she calls us, still unfed, 
Though there's never a wave of all her waves 
But marks our English dead: 
We have strawed our best to the weed's unrest, 
To the shark and the sheering gull. 
If blood be the price of admiralty, 
Lord God, we ha' paid in full! 


Me & friends had an interesting childhood, I know...
Unfortunately I can't find spelling check on blogger any more, so, sorry if I start doing typos.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Frogs

I've overheard kids playing:
...even a Hawaiian frog has wet feet...

Love it.

New Print-on-Demand & Original Art Site looks good:

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Distant Land Studios
Alexandra Cook, Newtown, Powys, United Kingdom



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The second image is a very recent one, just a few days old. An outdoor (plein air) artwork, done in early March 2010 in Newtown, Powys, Wales. It was an cold overcast day, the field were still yellowish after harsh winter, birch trees stood leafless. I love this "zig-zag" hill near where I live. The pattern is made of hedges and roads between fields. I struggled with this one a lot, then suddenly started using a thick golden permanent ink marker converting it into a sort of stained glass picture. The way the golden lines look change depending on your point of view. I am really happy with this one. 
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Monday, 8 March 2010

New Art Only Blog

It doesn't mean that I won't write about art here anymore, but I just wanted to separate my daily art activities from "life, universe and everything". Please follow, if you are interested:

http://alexandra-cook.blogspot.com/

Monday, 1 March 2010

Something for the St David Day

Daffodil Spring Poster print
Daffodil Spring Poster by Linandara
But there is no daffodils in Newtown this year yet - too cold. Snowdrops are out.
I've found yet another print selling outlet: DEVIANTART