Monday, August 23, 2010

collectors collage

Years ago, I illustrated this work of art for the cover of a press kit for J.McLaughlin of the stores that they had at that time. I believe the store count was around a dozen. Currently, there are more than 40 stores scattered up and down the Eastern United States from Boston, New York, Nantucket, Palm Beach, Princeton, Charleston, Georgetown and The Hamptons and many more posh locales.

I began wondering about working on a collage of collectibles. I love collages, montages, decoupages and piecing things together. Then I thought suppose you had a collection of objects and you needed to take inventory, what about having them in a work of art. (Jewels, antiques, watches, wine, ribbons, medals, snuff boxes, silver, and the list goes on.)

What sort of brilliant collections do you have that would make a creative collage?

22 comments:

Gretchen said...

hmmmm...I have an old collection of thread on wooden spools that I keep in a large glass jar. Whenever I look at it it makes me smile. --Gretchen O.

pve design said...

Gretchen,
That sounds fun, wooden spools of thread in a glass jar! The sound of it makes me smile.
pve

The Buzz said...

I can't walk by a J. McLaughlin and not think of you - the one in New Canaan is the one I see most often! My collection of shoes would be a fun project!

Formerly known as Frau said...

I love doing the photo collages! I like the wooden spools idea too! Have a wonderful Monday!

pve design said...

Carolyn/Cynthia/Diane-
I think a collection of shoes or of flowers would be so pretty!
pve

Frau,
yes photo collages are great. I love when I see my sister-in-law's collages, she has them in one large frame for each trip that her family has taken.
pve

One Woman's Journey said...

Thank you for visiting me. There are so many items that are part of One Woman's Journey - you have given me an idea.

Karena said...

Hi Patricia, this is a great idea....most of my collections are books and art, some small boxes!

Karena
Art by Karena

pve design said...

One Woman-
My husband would love for me to inventory all the jewelry he has gifted to me over the years. I am creating a special work of art for him with everything!
I am having a ball working on it.
pve

Karena,
show us your collections, dear!
thanks as always for your kind comments.
pve

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

That is one great illustration, love it! I have a small collection of vintage and vintage inspired jewelry, I like the idea of a college of these pieces! Janell

Style Chronicle said...

A collection of my children's artwork is my most prized possession!

Kwana said...

This is a wonderful idea. I need to start a good collection so I have something worth illustrating.

pretty pink tulips said...

Hmmmm....collections. I've saved all my moving cards - and for many years they were the same size and vibe from William Arthur. I just changed the color and the details. I've wondered what I could do with those!

And, I'm with Carolyn....can't see a J. McLaughlin without thinking of you!

Purple Flowers said...

I LOVE your collage. Everytime I pass the charming little shop in Bernardsville, NJ I always smile and think of you! :)

Mariska Meijers said...

Mind boggling work. Look at all the details!! Have a wonderful week Patricia xx

bricarwaller said...

Such a terrific poster. Your style has such whimsy and fun, it's just terrific.

I have a collection of pitchers and crocks. I started it when I lived in Europe, such amazing finds at their flea markets. My collection is now finding its way into my paintings.

The Zhush said...

Have a collection of paperweights and another of ironstone...anything you do will be lovely! Oh...and I would like to completely echo the Buzz's comment as well! :)

Easy and Elegant Life said...

My father-in-law has a collection of the guards from samurai swords that he has mounted together. Striking.

mamacita said...

pottery could be lovely. Here is a photo of the type that I collect.

Gramercy Home said...

I LOVE the idea to do a collage of all the jewelry your husband has gifted you. I do hope you share it when complete. Two great beauties - jewels and art- combined!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Beautiful illustration!
xo,
cristin

pve design said...

Thanks for all your comments, I am thinking a collage of comments would be a fun work of art. Each one always keeps me motivated, inspired and so grateful for each of you. I added up the time that each comment takes and that is a lot of love.
pve

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

I have a collection of apothecary jars {60 all in all} , I'd love to have them in shadow boxes, I've got vintage postcards & starting to get tons of vintage vanity trays. I've missed u Patricia, hope all is well.