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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! 



  • Salvador Dali, only the best surrealist artist I'd ever want to know!
    Born on May 11th 1904, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Dali as we know him was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter, whose work is on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 2 May 2010
  • Trompe-L’oeil
    Trompe-L’oeil is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 1 May 2010
  • Decoupage another art technique
    Decoupage is the art of decorating objects, art or furniture by gluing coloured paper cut-outs onto them along with special paint effects, the addition of gold leaf and other on image for more
    Posted: Friday 30 April 2010
  • A bit about Coffee and Latte Art
    Coffee is a beverage that I adore; in fact you can almost guarantee that when I am writing these posts, I will have a on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 29 April 2010
  • Oriental  Painting
    For centuries oriental painting has fascinated westerners for its unique qualities and style. The simplicity and controlled elegance are key features to this style of art. The earliest paintings were not representational but actually more ornamental; they consisted of intricate.... click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 28 April 2010
  • Eight Days to go......
    Eight days to go until my exhibition “It’s All about Me…..ow!” opens so things are extremely hectic around here as Im sure you can imagine.
    Its not as simple on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 27 April 2010
  • A Day in the life of one crazy artist....oh thats me!
    I got a bit stuck today with something to say and I did promise the Arts Council Id talk about what I do on some days, so today that’s it again! So what did I do today then?

    Well I have a solo show coming up so today has been on image for more
    Posted: Monday 26 April 2010
  • A little bit about Symbolism in Art
    Symbols have always played an important role in art from the very earliest of times. They often represent an idea or quality, for example blackbirds are on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 25 April 2010
  • Artists Mannequins
    We have all seen them, the wooden creatures with movable joints that contort in all directions. I actually on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 24 April 2010
  • What is Egg Tempura?
    Egg tempera is a type of paint made by adding pigments to a mixture of egg yolk and water. It is said to be one of the oldest, most on image for more
    Posted: Friday 23 April 2010

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