Hello there you! Here you will find stuff about living a creative life in country Australia. I am an illustrator who also creates, takes photos, faffs, collects, teaches and hosts workshops. Watercolour, doodling, collage, colour, cheese, salads, travel, collecting ephemera and dreaming make me happy dance. And cushions. And cactus. And gardening. And op-shops. And art supplies. And the word serendipity. And you reading this...

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

THRIFTING OP-SHOPPING SALVAGING RECYCLING PRELOVED VINTAGE RETRO TIP SHOP


thrifting salvaging
recycling
secondhand 
pre-loved
vintage
retro
tip shop




These
are 
the 
kind 
of 
words 
that 
make 
me 
SWOON.















Cannot go past one,
even on holidays, without feeling a deep pang in my belly.(Am I weird? Does it matter?)                      
I have been doing this , thrifting etc, for YEARS, way before it became hip to do            so...yes I know... 
we all say that.                                                                              
It started age 13,     
year 8, when I walked past the                             local Vinnies on the way to and from school. 
In the window
one glorious day, I saw a rather fetching pair of "Dolly" style school shoes. I tried them They fitted. I was hooked. 
And so began my love in earnest...men's shirts, particularly tuxedo dress shirts..which I sewed funky vintage buttons onto.
I thought i was so goddamn COOL.
Now, a few decades on, my thrifting choices are geared towards purchases for my home. And boy, do I have a lot of cool stuff. No minimalism here...sorry.Do I neeed any more? NO. Will this stop me? NO...but you knew that already, huh?