Posted 10 months ago
I think a lot of us, as collectors, also enjoy decorating & putting together evocative, nostalgic arrangements of objects in our homes.
1. The black painted cane & seagrass chair is late Victorian - Edwardian era. I purchased it at a local op shop late last year. It was dusty & had some chipping to the paint, but I fixed that up easily.
The table, which is of the same period, & matches the chair so well, came into my possession only last week, though I had been familiar with it in another context for two decades. Let's just say that I always coveted it. It was also very dusty, dirty, & in need of a little restoration, which I gladly undertook.
2. On top of the table, I've put together a small still life which reflects some of my passions...glass, books, pencils, & rulers.
The book is a fine visual history of pencils. Next to it is a nice old pencil from my art school days (almost 30 years ago!) - a "Black Beauty" by Rowney, made in England. Also from England is the classic boxwood folding ruler (one of several I own) made by Rabone Chesterman.
3. With my collection.
4. Two artworks of mine currently exhibited in a group show at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. These are coloured pencil drawings (& yes, I used a ruler as well), titled "Blue Notes 1 & 2". A collection of 24 popular idioms that refer to the colour blue.