Saturday, 20 October 2007

Random Fact # 6

Here it is - Random Fact #6 which also doubles for one my Every Day Matters challenges #43 - Draw something china or ceramic.

In my late teens, I had always wanted to own a collection of something but could never make up my mind exactly what I wanted to collect. After much procrastination, I decided that I would collect pigs being that I was born in The Year of the Pig/Boar......and so an exciting, new endeavour began. I had so much fun and had actually amassed quite a grand collection of ornamental pigs when, over time, I found myself drawn to anything Native American and so, as all good things must come to an end some time, the pigs got their marching orders. That said, I still have a soft spot for them and this little piggybank sits on the desk in my room as a reminder of what once was. Now I'm back to square one and don't collect a set theme of anything in particular however I feel that familiar urge rising again.......maybe the pigs will make a comeback?
Graphite, Micron pen and coloured pencil in A5 sketchbook - © Serena Lewis
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  1. What a sweet drawing! A piggy collection sounds fun to me :) And that eagle is breathtakingly beautiful!

  2. Thanks for the comment Serena, Love the story of the pigs, my daughter collects them, so maybe there will be a comeback, me I collect frogs and a heap of other things!
    the bald eagle is serious stuff, wonderful and your sea scape looks pretty good too.

  3. Hi Serena, I'm collecting chooks at the moment - roosters & hens & anything 'country'. I love french provincial & country style decor:)

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I will probably end up painting some chooks along the way!!
    Maria :)

  5. Thank you, Mariana ~ :)

    Thanks, Penny. I have a few friends who collect froggy things. :)

    Thanks for stopping by, Maria. Roosters and chooks definitely fit into the country/French Provincial theme. I love that sort of decor too. Oriental/Tropical seems to have found its way into my decor more these days. I hope you are having a lovely weekend too. :)

  6. I know the collecting phase. I love anything with a puffin on it or Bambi.


  7. We have a small collection of pigs made by potters. I love the colors of pottery. Nice sketch. I love Native American art as well.

  8. Hi's nice to collect something, isn't it? Which is why I'm considering starting again...maybe pigs but not sure yet.

    Thanks, Boyd.:) I used to have quite a few pottery pigs in my collection and now I wish I'd never parted with them. I still have remnants of my Native American collection...saved them for the kids. I also made and painted some ceramic Native American ornaments and still have those stored too.