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20 March, 2011

Collectors Edition

I have been following Seth Apter's "Collectors Edition" for months and it's been interesting to see what kind of stuff people collect.


My collections are versatile and it would be impossible to display them all simply because it would take days to photograph or scan them. All my life I have been gathering stuff because of personal sentiments. Since I discovered altered art my collections took another direction: rusty metal, worn our books, old bits and pieces.

here is the small display of many things I collect, all scattered throughout my home and awaiting the moment to be used in my art...

1. Book covers


2. Metal tins


3. Bits and pieces (as older and dirtier as better)


4. Rubber stamps (everyone's astonishing about my investment)

13 comments:

Luthien said...

wow!! i think i might just come and rob your house tonight!!

Holly Dean said...

Me too... drool! :)

Jill Zaheer said...

Thanks so much for taking a stroll through my collections Svetlana. Your collections are super as well. I know what you mean about not being able to display all your collections or we'd be spending months just taking pictures!! Love your book covers- and do you have stamps inside all of those cases?? If so, now that's alot of stamps!! :)

Dave said...

Wonderful collections! Love the book covers...some much fun!!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Whoa ! WHoa ! and Whoa !
You have a very huge collections of them.

Parabolic Muse said...

oh, wow, those rubber stamps are a fortune! Love it. I can't go into a rubber stamp shop or even browse a stamp website!!

I love those book covers, and the tins! I have a whole top shelf of tins. I can't believe I didn't think of those!

Thanks for sharing these collections. Rock on!

carmen said...

Ooooohhhh, you should't make your collection public. Very dangerous. You might get an intruder (a German intruder) very soon.

dokonadomacica said...

Oh... oh!
Kakva divna kolekcija!
Sada imam tačnu predstavu o tome čime ću se zabaviti ovog vikenda, odavno nisam cunjala po tavanu - a nakon ovog što sam videla, mislim da mi se smeše novi kreativni izazovi!
Hvala ti za inspiraciju!
Srdačan pozdrav s drugog kraja sveta!

Gaby Bee said...

WOW, fabulous collections! Love especially all the ruszy stuff!

Leslie said...

I'm with you. I love seeing the things that people collect, so thanks for sharing! I think we share a lot of obsessions! Love those book covers!

xo

Brenda Grace said...

Loving your latest work!

Kim Schoenberger said...

Hi Svetlana, thanks for visiting my blog, nice to met you. I love the choice materials you are using. Your works are beautiful and very inspiring!

Carol said...

I missed Seth's Collections but I'm delighted to come upon yours as an offshoot of looking at your Stacks. I love what you're making so I'll be following you. I'm in NSW, still a long way from WA.