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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! 



  • 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 on image for more
    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 on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 19 May 2010
  • Mosaics
    I must confess Im not a huge fan of mosaics although some artists who work in this medium do impress me. I myself probably wouldn’t ever try it, I don’t like stuff that gets all dirty and under my nails like grout or clay so it’s not on on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 18 May 2010
  • Whats in my art case?
    I need to clean out my mobile paint case as its getting really heavy and hard to close. Its one of those things on image for more
    Posted: Monday 17 May 2010
  • What about Op art, or optical illusion art as you probably know it as?
    Op art, also known as optical art, is a style of visual art that makes use of optical illusions. Back on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 16 May 2010
  • A Poem about Art
    I came across this poem about art and what it would be like to live life without it. I thought it was lovely and wanted to share it with on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 15 May 2010
  • The Art of Dance
    Who doesn’t like to dance other than the shuffling guy with two left feet who whose too self conscious to let himself go with the flow? I’ve always been a bit of a free-styler myself, but don’t ask me to waltz, its on image
    Posted: Friday 14 May 2010

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