Tag Archives: Collecting

Artists who collect

I love collections and people that collect. I like to talk about either my own collections or other people’s. I collect funny quotes and I collect sketches of people. I have collected images of other people’s mantlepieces and bedside tables. … Continue reading

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Life’s little pleasures

A long time ago I had a discussion with my husband about ‘life’s little pleasures’ and we managed to come up with a fair few (some I care to admit to here such as clean sheets, that first sip of … Continue reading

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Creative people like to do things those non-creative people don’t do

Today I read this. It caught my attention among the hundreds of daily facebook posts I see because of course I regard myself as a creative person. I needed to know: do I do any of the 18 things listed … Continue reading

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‘I think it’s wonderful how you see the art in everything’

This is the lovely complement I was paid today. It is true. I seem to be being constantly bombarded with potential ideas. It is really quite exhausting though. I have to take my sketch pad and digital camera with me … Continue reading

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A black fine-liner pen

At the moment I’m reading a book of short essays called Evocative Objects, edited by Sherry Tuckle. In this book a number of academics from various fields including philosophy, neuroscience, art and physics have written about their favourite object. These … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve traditions – what’s yours?

Recently we made a family visit to Powis Castle near Welshpool in Wales and I was inspired by an invitation to visitors to write down their Christmas traditions on a cardboard label and tie to a Christmas tree to ask … Continue reading

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My friends’ things

Thinking about our attachment to things this week, I decided to ask random friends to tell me what things they collect beyond the level of need. I was quite surprised with some of the results (toilet roll, bikes) and not … Continue reading

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