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

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about making things, recycling, up-cycling, recreating, whatever you want to call it. I am inspired by vintage, the 1950's in particular, the femininity and classic style of this era is reflected in a lot of my creations.

 I try to avoid buying mass produced anything,opting instead for up-cycled, re-used, repaired, recycled, second hand items. I don't like waste, one woman's trash can be another woman's treasure. Come along for the ride and explore some creative solutions to give things a new lease on life, instructions included! 



  • Window-Dressing an art career
    Once upon a time I trained as a window dresser. These days most stores employ a visual merchandiser instead in that they cover a broader range of merchandise display and not so much on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 20 June 2010
  • Caveman Art, the prehistoric stuff
    No doubt you would have studied some of the history of cave man art when at school, I certainly did. Most of it we don’t remember, but some of the images still stick in my mind, especially on image for more
    Posted: Friday 18 June 2010
  • Something about nothing much Part 1
    Some days Im simply stuck on what to say, I still have around half a year to write things for this blog, but hey at least I can celebrate making it to that half way mark!

    What do you write about when your desk is piled with papers and you know you have to get on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 17 June 2010
  • 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 on image for more
    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 on image for more
    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 on image for more
    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 on image for more
    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

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