Diane Young Artist

Printmaker ~ Painter ~ Every Picture tells a story ~ Artwork ©Diane Young

I collect brooches, do you collect anything?

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I collect brooches, do you collect anything? If so what do you think makes you a collector?  It seems that collectors fit into some general categories.  I am an incidental collector, I really did not mean to collect brooches, the collection just evolved organically as they say.


I have just counted 30 although there are probably some pinned to jackets somewhere,  they range from Noddy and a St Johns Ambulance badge from when I was a child, to some very stylish and also some expensive ones that I have been bought over the years including many given to me for different birthdays (well, there have been a few).

Some people actively search for the things that they collect and enjoy it as a nice hobby.  On the other hand it could be a habit difficult to break and a compulsion, and then at the extreme end of the scale there is hoarding…..Freud has a few weird things to say about collecting too.

ACEO in black Mount On a lighter note ACEO stands for Artists Cards Editions and Originals and these simply have to be 3.5 x 2.5″.  Their existence has enabled all sorts of people access to original art.  Thanks to Lisa Luree she got them started when she wanted to get around a rule for another type of card called Artists Trading Cards which could ONLY be traded. ACEO’s  look great put into a mount with a large border and framed or more commonly people collect them into folders  rather like the pokemon collection albums our children had ….well actually I have their pokemon collection now since they wanted rid of it years ago.  I wonder if that counts, well no I did not actually collect them did I?

Remember Charizard 120HP?

pokemon cards262


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Artist ~Painter / Printmaker

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