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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! 



  • 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 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 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.. 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 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 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 on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 10 April 2010
  • Fun and Games an exhibition by Lyndy Wilson
    Soul Gallery in Hamilton is currently exhibiting Lyndy Wilson’s latest artworks and I went along to the opening evening to have a look at what was on image for more
    Posted: Friday 9 April 2010
  • Your art website needs more promotion than just listing it on the internet
    So what you should do:

    First up you need to get other related websites to link to on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 8 April 2010
  • Ideas to sell your photography as art
    Most people have no idea where to start when it comes to selling their photography as art. In fact it’s not easy to sell photography to be honest. In the gallery I work in we have only four photographers work of which on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 7 April 2010
  • New Zealand Female Visual Artists
    We’re always hearing about the male artists that have changed the world; you know the ones, like Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet etc etc, but what about the female artists? There were and still are on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 6 April 2010

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