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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 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
  • Music is an art form too
    I don’t claim to be very musical myself although I love music and was once married to a musician, so I have spent some time around the....click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 21 March 2010
  • A Bit about mending broken paintings
    Recently in the news there was a write-up about a person accidentally damaging a Picasso painting, the lady who remains.....click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 19 March 2010
  • Kids Art Work, did someone keep hold of yours for you?
    I have quite a few pieces of both my daughter’s artwork around the house, it brings back many happy memories of days painting or drawing together an....click on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 18 March 2010
  • Glass paints and how to use them
    I have had a play with glass painting in the past, doing my own hand-painted Boozehag wine glasses and so on. I've even used the glass paint in...click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 17 March 2010
  • What about trademarks, how are they different to copyright?
    Some artists do not understand the difference between a trademark and copyright so I thought I should explain it further. Please check out my post on copyright if you want to know more about that side of things!
    Basically a trademark is something often referred to as a...click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 16 March 2010
  • Round Paintings.....why are they suddenly popular?
    I’ve noticed a trend in more round paintings these days, the last group exhibition I went to had four different artists work on round canvas’s with each one being quite impressive in how they artist’s worked the shape of the canvas into the theme of the artwork.

    It wasn’t that long ago that round canvases were hard to come by; needing specialist framing for the stretched canvases or.....click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 15 March 2010
  • Yin Yang, so what is it?
    Balance or harmony, call it what you might but to me Yin yang means black vs. white, day vs. night, good vs. evil and so on…... I have a tattoo that includes it because I see it as an essential part of my life to have that necessary balance between the two forces and I designed my tattoo to speak of things that are important to me.



    So what is Yin Yang? It comes from Chinese culture and represents the two opposite principles in nature. Yin......click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 14 March 2010

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