When I was fifteen years old I remember visiting a colleague and finding very weird that her brother had massive collections of match boxes and key rings. Many years later, I have to admit that I became a collector myself. Weird?
This week’s Make Art That Sells (MATS) class assignment required the students to review their own collections. Yeah, mother Lilla knew we had quite a few.
I did not resist listing some of my collections, photographing, wrapping and showing them here.
In doing so, I noticed the following. I do love flowers and plants, and one of the things I love most on them is to observe their shapes, their colours, the way they are structured and the relationship between the positive negative spaces. I find bottles of all sorts very interesting too. Again, shape, colour, positive-negative spaces in their arrangements, as well as transparency, play a great deal in that interest.
Mamma Lilla was right. Things connect and make sense. Mind you, because family and friends know that I love plants, scarves, notebooks, handbags, I frequently end up receiving gifts of the sort. My collections grow! On top of that, you know what’s the other connection? This week’s MATS classes are looking at the gifts market. Oh, yeah. BTW, mother day is around the corner, isn’t it? Well, some inspiration abounds.
Enough said, here comes the pics.
How about yourself? Are you a collector too? How do you feel about it?
Thank you for stopping by.
PS: Can you believe I saved you from quite a few more collections? Such as my collection of useless old pair of glasses (and some of their cases); the collection of all sort of manuals of everything in the house (some are leaflets, others, CDs; sometimes, both); coins of every place hubby had visited on work trips, separated in those tiny plastic bags (just in case someone needs coins of remote places probably never to be visited again, but, well, you know). Ah, and how about cords of electrical appliances already gone? And art materials? Don’t you think a MATS student have dozens of pencils, pens, brushes, old paintings tubes?