Is there something you collect?
1. the act of collecting.
2. something that is collected; a group of objects or an amount of material accumulated in one location, esp. for some purpose or as a result of some process: a stamp collection; a collection of unclaimed hats in the checkroom; a collection of books on Churchill.
3. the gathered or exhibited works of a single painter, sculptor, etc.: an excellent Picasso collection.
4. collections, the various holdings of an art museum organized by category, as painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, or film: the director of the collections.
Maybe you collect teapots, figurines, santas...or natural objects when you take walks, or like many artists- ephemera from times past. I've been enjoying Lynne Perrella's column called Collectors Choice in Somerset Studio magazine for quite awhile. She talks about how "collections" are different than "accumulations." She said that collections speak to you, they have a story.
Think about what it is that you collect. Maybe it's quotes, or beautiful vintage paper...
I had a post a bit ago with a call out for photographs from all of you. I knew that people visit this blog from all over the world and I was interested in seeing one snapshot of something in your life. Thank you to all of you that answered my call! I collected them all together, along with the emails that came with each one. It was great fun to hear a little bit about each picture through the stories that you told. Pretty amazing. I made the two pieces of art in this post using your photos.
The challenge for this week is to make some sort of art out of something that you collect. It could be using the actual objects or maybe photographs. Anything you want to do. This is total freestyle art. I can't wait to see all the precious collections out there and how you choose to share them with us! Have fun:)