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   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 43, Rocket Cafe in Hamilton East & a pretty baby headband
    Rocket is another franchise brand but i think they have a good thing going, and yes another repeat made item, but this time you get to see the beautiful baby wearing it!........
    Posted: Wednesday 27 November 2013
  • Week 42, A Coffee i couldnt finish and another Hair flower!
    Really disappointed in this weeks coffee at Smith & McKenzie Chartwell. I also made another hair flower, i know a bit repetitive but hey I needed it ok!.......
    Posted: Tuesday 26 November 2013
  • 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 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 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 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 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 on
    Posted: Sunday 20 October 2013

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