ART Advice and all that jazz so lets get creating!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about anything art related but also a little bit of me as a creator. 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.



  • Skulls in art
    Skulls and Crossbones, what does this mean symbolically? The skull and crossbones is a symbol consisting of a human skull and two bones as in long bones which are crossed together under the skull. It is generally used as a on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 22 August 2010
  • Piggy Bank savings
    This post is more about saving some money for the down times, as anyone who is self-employed knows; there are ups and downs with income and work. It’s something I on image for more
    Posted: Monday 16 August 2010
  • Gifts for Artists
    I’ve just recently celebrated my birthday! I love birthdays especially since having children myself, they have taken on a whole lot more meaning on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 15 August 2010
  • Dr Sketchy's in Hamilton, a pre Birthday treat for me!
    Dr Sketchys

    What is Dr Sketchy’s? Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art school is the world's premier alternative drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers like on image for more
    Posted: Friday 13 August 2010
  • Pecha Kucha, something to do one night!
    Last night I attended my first Pecha Kucha Night, held here in Hamilton. I dragged my darling hubby along and he too enjoyed the interesting speakers and the quick fire talks that didn’t drag on like your usual speeches tend on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 10 August 2010
  • The Eye of Ra
    The Eye of Ra or Horus (as its really called) is a powerful symbol of protection
    This symbol as shown in my dot picture was frequently used on image for more
    Posted: Monday 9 August 2010
  • The only way is up baby!!!
    Yes I know I know, you fell like bursting into song with that heading! Well feel free to because if you’re an artist which is highly likely if you’ on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 8 August 2010
  • National Contemporary Art Awards
    It was surprising to see a smaller turnout for the awards this year, especially after all the fuss that went down in 2009. Needless to say on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 7 August 2010
  • Is this Art?
    You could be forgiven if you thought I didn’t like conceptual art after the fiasco last year with......
    Posted: Friday 6 August 2010
  • Pocket Rockets Exhibition - Dunedin
    Pocket Rockets Exhibition gets a gold star from me!
    This exhibition being run by the NZ Art Guilds Tanya Dann, is being held at the Rocda Gallery in Dunedin from on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 4 August 2010

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