Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 4

Vintage art supply packaging.

15 comments:

  1. Milton Bradley made crayons?! Did you use the contents and keep the packaging, or do sticks of pastels still languish inside?

    and here's my vintage art supply story:
    I spent pretty much all my free time painting and drawing between ages 7 and 18, and started out using watercolors and pastels that orginally belonged to my grandmother. I still use her brushes and have kept even the most crumbly and dried out tubes of oil paint to remember her by.

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  2. i like the idea of collecting vintage art supplies - something inspiring about that. The packaging is the best part.

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  3. So glad to have come across this new project as you've just begun! Seeing the objects that others collect always fascinates me. I'll be sure to check back EVERY day. Happy New Year and best wishes with this project. --Suzanna

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  4. Hurray for daily ritual resolutions! Good lukc, can't wait to see the progess.

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  5. So happy to have discovered your collection blog. Looking forward to seeing what emerges. Happy New Year!

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  6. lisa, hello!
    oh, this is such a good idea!!
    but you're really ambitious - a collection a day, 365 days, EVERY day?!?! wow.. i'm really looking forward to it :) (i just put a link on my blog-scroll)
    i collect by instinct, too.. it seems to be a very archaic urge ;)
    good luck with your project!

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  7. Great project.
    And I like your house very, very much.

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  8. I still have the first box of pastels which I bought when I was 11 years old. It's as a small precious treasure; and even if I don't use necessarily them, I like the magic of oil pastels of which colors can merge between them.
    I also like the packagings of the boxes of color pencils when they have naive patterns, for example I possess one with the drawing of an smal doe on a cardboard packaging !
    I believe that for me, these little boxes are a way to remain in contact with my own chilhood...

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  9. Love it! For some reason this image reminded me of the watercolor booklet I had in college. It was and odd 7ish by 3ish, orange-paper-bound object. The pigment was painted on the sheets. Snipping a bit of a sheet into a little pool of water was all it took for instant color. I'm a lousy water colorist, but I adored that book. The shades were so rich, it was easy to use and mess-less. So sad to have let that slip away. Even Google hasn't helped met to locate another. . .

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  10. Dear Lisa, You are in my favorits since this morning. I will visit often and spread the word here in Israel :)
    I love your art and this idea of a collection a day is wonrerful!
    Nona Orbach, artist
    www.nonaorbach.com

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  11. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Claudia

    http://paintingdrawing.net

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  12. That's vintage? Oh, my, then I've got lots of vintage oil pastel boxes, including the Koss!

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  13. hi friends...when i read this blog i feel so stronger and i wanna say thank you for everything for what have you done nice work.

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