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reCOLLETTEtions

   ART Advice, Upcycle, Revamp, Recreate, lets just get creating!!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about anything art related but also making things, recycling, up-cycling, recreating, whatever you want to call it. There is advice on how do just about anything with art, including how to deal with galleries, creating bread & butter lines, blank canvas syndrome and much much more.

I am a practising artist with many years of experience both in a practical hands on and teaching aspect, having worked with many artists helping them learn business skills from an artists perspective.

 

 

  • Week 41, The verandah and an upcycled piece of knitwear
    I love upcycling, and this was a fun prjec for something that was never gonig to be worn as it was! The cafe this time was The Verandah, a very busy cafe at the Hamilton Lake.....
    Posted: Monday 25 November 2013
  • Week 40, LK Coffee Hub and a cute little romper suit for Korbyn
    LK Coffeehub in Hamilton East and a cute little newborn sailor suit, click on the link to read more........
    Posted: Sunday 24 November 2013
  • Week 39 The Firepot Cafe and another pin cushion
    Opps one would think Im obsessed with pincushions, but seriously this one is the last! I also visited Gordonton's fabulous Firepot Cafe....click on link to read more
    Posted: Saturday 23 November 2013
  • Week 38 The Coffee Club base and a hair flower for me!
    My least favourite experience in this coffee review so far and i made a pretty hair flower to go with one of my skirts......click on link to read more
    Posted: Thursday 21 November 2013
  • Week 37 Milk & Honey and a 21st Gift idea
    Finally I made it to the highest cafe in Hamilton and I created a 21st gift that is the decades flower equivalent for party people.......click on the link to read more
    Posted: Monday 18 November 2013
  • Week 36, Grey Street Kitchen and a baby headband
    Hamilton East again this week and the Grey Street Kitchen where i have been before this 52 week challenge, and a pretty baby headband for my daughters friends little girl......read on
    Posted: Sunday 10 November 2013
  • Week 35, Metropolis and a different pincushion
    Metropolis is on Victoria St in the heart of the coffee and cafe district and its been here a long time. It recently changed hands so I thought I should pop along and have a look.
    The craft project this week was a mini pincushion for my sewing machine,so highly functional, read on to see what it was all about......
    Posted: Monday 28 October 2013
  • Theobroma Chocolate Lounge and a fix up job
    Hot chocolate this week, but when you go to a chocolate lounge you really should drink that I think! And a fix it job on something i made 20 years ago.......read on
    Posted: Sunday 20 October 2013
  • Beads of Courage Charity Art Auction
    Support a good cause, go along to this event on Thursday 7th November, 5.30pm
    Artworks can be viewed at Creative Waikato from 4th November
    Creative Waikato, 131 Alexandra St, Hamilton
    $25 pp (includes drinks, nibbles & entertainment)
    TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM: WSA, Level 1, 120
    Victoria St, Hamilton | wsa@wsa.org.nz OR Sharon
    (07) 827 9179 | srobertson@childcancer.org.nz
    I have donated my painting "Opps Oh My"
    Posted: Monday 14 October 2013
  • Week 33, Cafe BBs and a cute little Owl Brooch
    The cafe this week was Cafe BBs at Dressmart Te Awa, The Base. I thought I should trial there due to out of town visitors likely to want to know what that one was like, and my craft item is a felt Owl brooch......
    Posted: Monday 7 October 2013

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