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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! 

 

 

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • How Long should it take to finish a painting?
    This is such a personal thing and can be summed up in “How long is a piece of string” its pretty much impossible to put a time on such things. Like the Mainland ad, all good things take time...click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 1 March 2010
  • Lets talk about the colour Blue
    Blue, one of the three primary colours would have to be one of my least favourite although a lot of people see it as a special colour and it is much admired. It has connotations ....click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 28 February 2010
  • What exactly is Retro?
    Retro is a term used to describe culturally outdated or aged trends, modes, or fashions, from the overall post-modern past, but have since that time become functional or in fashion once again. The use ...click on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 27 February 2010
  • Hairdressing is an Art too
    In the world of fashion, hairdressing developed as an art during the middle Ages, when an appropriate coiffure became as important as....click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 26 February 2010

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