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I think my collecting style has been influenced by my dads collecting really, and things I saw growing up when I visited my grandmother, and my mum, and my travels, and the times, friends, tv, movies, rarities and unusual experiences. Having moved a lot over the years I tend to collect the portable.
My style as an artist includes drawing & painting, cartoon figures, landscapes, portraits, objects, this is also an influence on what I collect.
Favourite time periods are 1930s to 1970s. Particular interests include pearl shell, Oceania, toys, bags & luggage, kitchen ware, scarves, fabrics, rocks and glass. If it's a pair that's a bonus!
I get the feeling I am saving things from oblivion, they come to me and are loved for the treasure they are, and that someone else once valued.
About the photos: I have taken these shots in natural light, against usually a white or cream backdrop. I have run them through photoshop and had a go at lightening and generally making the pic look as good as I can. The camera I am using is a Canon digital basic model, inexpensive and does a great job for what it is in the natural light in my kitchen where I set up and take shots. Every now and then I have added a scanned photo from shots I took way back with my old Nikon..
Ceramics from anywhere, but mainly English, Australian, German, Japanese pre-1970.
Sometimes taken to mean Australia and proximate islands, I am meaning it as Australia and islands of the Pacific: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand. At this moment I have kept the Shell collection as well, though on the whole a subset of Oceania.
Showing the special dynamic of 2.
Visiting from all over the 'Verse, loved and with love.
Old and new, found (markets, op shops, gallery) fossicked and bought, all with a memory and an emotional connection for one reason or another.
This may look like a small collection but is just the tip of the crystal iceberg! Where possible no chips, cracks or cuts.
Jewels, plastic baubles, pins, faux and beads...from many eras and styles, none too serious, or serious at all. Treasured but worn till they break I'm afraid.
A small begining to the scarf collection, a much loved group, with more to come. No matter what the fabric if the print and the colour is wonderful I love and wear them.
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