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   ART Advice, Upcycle, Revamp, Recreate, lets just get creating!!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about anything art related but also making things, recycling, up-cycling, recreating, whatever you want to call it. There is advice on how do just about anything with art, including how to deal with galleries, creating bread & butter lines, blank canvas syndrome and much much more.

I am a practising artist with many years of experience both in a practical hands on and teaching aspect, having worked with many artists helping them learn business skills from an artists perspective.



  • Burgundy or Claret…are we talking the colour or the wines?
    Burgundy or Claret…are we talking the colour or the wines?

    Burgundy as a colour is a shade of purplish red usually associated with the Burgundy wine of the same name; this comes from the Burgundy region of France where that particular type.....
    Posted: Monday 14 June 2010
  • Creating a bread & Butter line
    As an artist you often need to create a bread and butter line, or in broader terms, a line of something that sells quickly and easily and more importantly, often. This is your product that you can re.....
    Posted: Sunday 13 June 2010
  • Ikebana, the Art of Japanese floral arranging
    I have a book in my bookcase called ‘A Guide to Japanese Flower Arranging’ and I’m about to embark on creating some of the designs as I think they’re so simple and stunning looking. Im not sure how....
    Posted: Saturday 12 June 2010
  • Business cards as a tool for artists
    Did you know that in some Asian countries especially Japan, business cards are considered an extension of you, that’s why when they present their....
    Posted: Thursday 10 June 2010
  • Fingernails and the art of painting them
    Long nails have always been a part of my life. I like many others see them as glamorous and lady-like especially when painted up beautifully. When I on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 9 June 2010
  • The art of Cooking

    We have so many cooking programs on TV these days it’s become super competitive and the art of cooking has become so much more than it ever used to be.
    Top chef and celebrity chefs we have it all. Going to a restaurant means you on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 8 June 2010
  • Monarch Butterflies
    Monarchs often appear in my art work. I think they are the most beautiful butterflies you can ever see and I’ on the image for more
    Posted: Monday 7 June 2010
  • The Art of the Humble Button
    Buttons have always fascinated me, I remember as a child sifting through the mountain of buttons my mother had in her sewing desk, there on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 6 June 2010
  • Ill Paint you a Rainbow
    I came across this cute little poem about Rainbows, and thought I should share it with you.
    Rainbows have always held a fascination for artists, in fact anyone on image for more
    Posted: Friday 4 June 2010
  • Lets talk about Pencils, or rather Dry Media and your art.
    This week I was invited to attend a Dry Media presentation at Gordon Harris, our local art supply store. It was a full house with lots of artists wanting to know a bit more about our most basic of art tools, the humble pencil. And I can tell you there was.....
    Posted: Thursday 3 June 2010

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