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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.



  • 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 , 1 Comments
  • Fashion and an evening with Annah Stretton
    We all know designing is an art form and I really should talk about fashion in that way but I think what I did last night was much more interesting. Now as some of you would know I like to.....
    Posted: Wednesday 2 June 2010
  • My obsession with Cocktails
    Since the 1980s I have been infatuated with the flashy cocktail. It wasn’t about the alcohol content although it did appear to be sophisticated as an adults drink and the ‘mocktails’ given to us as kids was just.....
    Posted: Tuesday 1 June 2010 , 1 Comments
  • The art of tattooing
    A tattoo is a marking made by inserting dark, indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment mainly for decorative reasons. Tattooing has been practiced for....
    Posted: Thursday 27 May 2010
  • The Art of Pottery
    My favourite pottery is made by a local contemporary potter called Tammy Kuypers, her work is quite diverse and always unique in that it is so unusual you wont find anything else quite like it. Tammy’s work on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 25 May 2010
  • Eyesight and art
    One thing I fear as an artist is loosing my eyesight. I woke up today with terribly bloodshot eyes caused from a makeup allergy and although on image for more
    Posted: Monday 24 May 2010
  • Cake decorating another artform for those who can!
    Cake making and decorating is not my forte; in fact to be honest I’m pretty hopeless at it! I would literally break into a cold sweat thinking about creating some master piece for my children’s birthdays as being an artist everyone on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 22 May 2010
  • Cartoons, cartooning, caricatures and so on....
    The word cartoon has various meanings, based on several very different forms of visual art and illustration. The original meaning was in fine art, where cartoon meant a.....
    Posted: Friday 21 May 2010
  • I Paint what I see, a poem about Diego Rivera
    I Paint What I See
    "What do you paint when you paint a wall?" Said John D.'s grandson Nelson.
    "Do you paint just anything there at all?
    "Will on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 20 May 2010
  • Whose up for some Papier-mâché
    Most students have at some time made Papier-mâché at art class, it’s a staple art form for many schools and a nice in expensive way to make and teach sculpture.
    I recall my sister’s class once making masks which they got.....
    Posted: Wednesday 19 May 2010

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