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, teaches & hosts workshops. Watercolour, collage, colour, cheese, salads, travel, collecting, & dreaming make me ridiculously happy. And gardening. And op-shops. And art supplies. And the word serendipity. And you reading this. Oh and so you know, all the art & photos you see on here are done by me!

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?