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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! 

 

 

  • Art History - a bit of a timeline
    Art history is something many artists don’t know a lot about. In other posts I have described briefly what certain movements like Realism or Impressionism are, but I thought it might be.....click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 30 March 2010
  • Art Funding information
    FUNDING Funding for art projects is something an artist may need at one time or another so here are some practical tips and ideas to help you when you start looking at applying for....click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 29 March 2010
  • Art Therapy a job with art in it!
    What exactly is Art Therapy? To explain it briefly it is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its....click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 28 March 2010
  • Art Auction Previews
    Art Auction Previews Today was spent going around Auckland with a wonderful couple who I met through art circles in Hamilton. They have a large collection of artwork including sculptures and...click on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 27 March 2010
  • Balloons Over Waikato
    There are not a lot of big events that happen in Hamilton, but one that does every year is the Balloons over Waikato where hot air balloon enthusiasts from all over....click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 26 March 2010
  • The Scream by Edvard Munch
    Said to be one of Edvard Munch’s most important and famous paintings, it’s not widely known that there are actually four versions of....click on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 25 March 2010
  • Statistics on art things and other fun facts
    What percentage of artists are left-handed? Although the population in general are more right handed, in comparison there is...click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 24 March 2010
  • What is this foot painting thing huh?
    Once upon a time I ran an artist online chat group. It was a place for artists to come to and talk about art stuff mainly and to....click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 23 March 2010
  • The Brain Thing, left, right, wrong which way is up huh?
    The concept of right brain and left brain thinking developed from the research in the late 1960s of an American psycho-biologist called Roger Sperry. He discovered that the human brain has two very different ways of...clcik on image for more
    Posted: Monday 22 March 2010
  • Working with animals…why would ya!?!
    My latest thing is painting animals especially ones I know. I have cats myself and they have the quirkiest personalities, so a great deal of time goes into photographing them for studies to work from as well as trying to recreate their nature into the.....click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 21 March 2010

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