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reCOLLETTEtions

   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! 

 

 

  • What are Martial ARTS then?
    What are martial arts? In its broadest sense, the martial arts refer to self-defense techniques born in Asian countries which are made up of combinations of hand and foot combat. Mental discipline.....click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 20 April 2010
  • Artists, listen to what others tell you.........
    Learning about art has been a long road for me. I never profess to be an intellectual and I unfortunately I wasn’t in the position to do an arts degree early on, so what I do know has been either...click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 19 April 2010
  • Driving is an Art also.............
    Yes I went to the Hamilton V8s this weekend where I watched these cars reach amazing speeds. There weren’t as many ‘entertaining’ crashes as I would have liked to seen to be honest! Driving at such ......click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 18 April 2010
  • What does an artist LOOK like: is there a typical look and can you identify it?
    I personally think that anything goes with how you look, there is on rule or style as such, after all we are all individual in how we are, how we create and how we think so why not how we dress. So why do I want to...click on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 17 April 2010
  • Lets talk about the colour Grey...Gray....Grehayyy!!!!
    Did you know that the human eye can distinguish about 500 shades of gray. It stands for everything between black and white.
    Gray itself is....click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 16 April 2010
  • How to plan an exhibition - nuts and bolts stuff
    I am having another art exhibition next month, where Ill be showing my latest artworks to the public. I’ve been exhibiting my work since I was in my early teens with my first solo show at the age of sixteen, so I’ve learnt a lot over the years about how to streamline the process, usually the...click on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 15 April 2010
  • Leonardo, anatomy and the Vitruvian man....
    Leonardo da Vinci the famous painter, sculptor and inventor was also known for the large role he played in the development of knowledge about anatomy and the human body. In fact, even today, more than five hundred years after it was created, there is probably no more recognisable drawing of the human body than Leonardo's.. ...click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 14 April 2010
  • Question of the day, is black actually a colour?
    Keeping it simple and straight to the point black is the absence of...click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 13 April 2010
  • Painting botanical art, thats flowers and plants.....
    Flowers have always held a fascination with artists to paint. Whether because of their temporary nature being made immortal on canvas or simply for ...click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 11 April 2010
  • Lets Talk about the colour Brown
    Brown is a tertiary colour; it is a mix of the three subtractive primary colours, red, blue and yellow. Brown exists as a colour perception only in the presence of a brighter colour contrast like....click on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 10 April 2010

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