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Tuesday
Jan052010

a collection a day

You may remember my love of collections. I especially like odd collections of things people usually don't collect, like playing cards found on the street, produce stickers, found leaves, etc. When I guest blogged at Black Eiffel last year, I shared some of my little "Collections of Nothing".

 

So you can imagine my delight when I saw one of my favorite artists Lisa Congdon has started a new blog this year, called A Collection a Day, where she'll be sharing her own collections. So far her collections have included erasers, paintbrushes, and pencil lead cases. It's only the 5th of January and I can't wait for the rest of 2010!

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Reader Comments (18)

What a neat post! I like to collect (though not always in tangible form) heart shapes found in nature--I've seen hearts in the swirl of bark on the trunk of a tree, leaves, clouds, stones, bits of wood.

I too, like you and Lisa, am a collector of odds and ends! I love seeing others collections. amazing!
ox
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01.5.2010 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

I'm so glad you shared this! I love little collections! Says so much about people.

01.5.2010 | Unregistered CommenterColeen

wow... thanx for this awesome post. It reminded me of the summer I spent collecting feathers that landed in my yard and "planting them in a pot plant as a display. I never understood why no-one got it but me!

01.6.2010 | Unregistered CommenterABby

i love the simple repetition in these images. lovely!

01.6.2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny twig

i am a collection lover too.
my kids are good collectors :)

01.6.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMUS

What a neat idea! Collections are so neat to look through :)

~ Kristen

01.6.2010 | Unregistered CommenterPins + Paper

Looking at the packages of lead was like looking in my desk drawer, how neat!

01.6.2010 | Unregistered Commenterdiana

this was my fave!!! so inspired!
XO.

01.6.2010 | Unregistered Commentertiffany.

hey there, I LOVE YOUR BLOG...so i am nominating you for a lemonade stand award!

The Lemonade Stand Award is awarded for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude.

You can find the details on my blog! Thanks for inspiring me and so many others!

www.villicanamomma.blogspot.com

01.6.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCorey Villicana

Beautiful Brooke - you have a great eye. And I love Lisa (and Stephanie)'s work. Thanks for the tip!

01.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterViv

I love looking at other people's collections. Lisa's collections are wonderful and remind me of all the photos from the organized collection group at flickr. I like to collect as well, but I never know how to safely and sanely store all of it! (Hence I try to limit my collecting.)

01.7.2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

love your eraser collection - reminds me of my school days! what a fun post.

01.8.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

So happy to know about this! Thank you for sharing the link. Bookmarking now...

01.8.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Mom

I really liked the original post you did - and now I'm even more excited to have a collection a day to visit :) Thanks so much for blogging about this - I'm just thrilled. Oh and I read the book Collections of Nothing. I'm sure it was because of your recommendation. Thanks!

Kristin - The Goat

01.9.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I love this post, it has inspired me, I am a collect-a-phobe, I live a very lean existence but your small found object collections are very creative (as always!).

xo,

Miss B.

01.16.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss B

Love these! Especially the erasers. These would look great assembled in those picture box frames.

My husband just gave me a beautiful set of playing cards based on these ones from the mid-1700s. Makes me feel like collecting...

02.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Love these! Especially the erasers. These would look great assembled in those picture box frames.

My husband just gave me a beautiful set of playing cards based on these ones from the mid-1700s. Makes me feel like collecting...

02.2.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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