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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! 

 

 

  • Prints, Giclees and other numbers stufff
    Limited Edition is where there is an edition of art work prints that are restricted to a specific number of copies. These are usually inscribed with the author's signature and a sequence number, such as copy #2/100 copies which means ...click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 12 March 2010
  • Lets PAUSE a moment.....Whats the story with doing commissioned artworks?
    Some artists do it, some don’t. Some like it while others loathe it. It’s a double edged sword that can work well for some artists or not so well for others but if you want to make money from your art there are sometimes things you may need to...click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 10 March 2010
  • Home Wine-making, my type of Art!
    12 months ago I decided I needed a hobby; my art had grown into my career and although its still fun to do it simply...click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 9 March 2010
  • What makes a good artists studio space?
    Artists studios like office spaces are as diverse as the people who work in them. There is no hard and fast rule as to how they should be laid out or what....click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 8 March 2010
  • Surrealism is my favourite ism!
    Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the Surrealist group members. From the 1920s on, the movement spread....click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 7 March 2010
  • Andy Warhol, famous for being famous?
    Andy Warhol aka Andrew Warhola was the main figure of the Pop art movement as well as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His main claim to fame was...click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 7 March 2010
  • To Varnish or not to Varnish, that is the question?
    Artists ask me this question more often than any other when talking about techniques in artwork. What is varnish, what does it do and why do we use it?....click on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 6 March 2010
  • What does Contemporary mean when talking about art?
    Contemporary means 'present day', or reasonably close. Contemporary art is art produced....click on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 4 March 2010
  • Autumn is my favourite season...weird I know but
    Autumn is the transition from warm summer months to the cold weather of winter, and its related status as the season of the primary harvest, has dominated its themes and popular ...click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 3 March 2010
  • The art of Jewellery
    Jewellery, the art of creating items in gold or silver or other metals as well as many other materials for adornment and beautification is an interesting and....click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 2 March 2010

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