Wednesday, January 6, 2010
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This is a blog documenting a project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, I will photograph or draw (and occasionally paint) one collection. Most of the collections are real and exist in my home or studio; those I will photograph. Some are imagined; those I will draw or (occasionally) paint.
Since I was a young girl, I have been obsessed both with collecting and with arranging, organizing and displaying my collections. This is my attempt to document my collections, both the real and the imagined. Some of my collections are so large that I will need to photograph them separately over several days. I will likely not attempt to photograph collections in which the individual pieces are large in size or awkward in shape (i.e. my art collection or vintage enamel dishware collection). The only rule is that I must photograph or draw a whole or part of a collection each day for 365 days and post the result here on this blog.
The practice of collecting and documenting collections is as old as the hills. I want onlookers here to know that I do not profess to be doing anything new or unique or ingenious. I am embarking on this project because I love my collections, and I want to document them in a way that makes sense to me, and share them with whoever might be interested in looking at them.
This blog is open for comments. I encourage you to share your thoughts about what memories the photographs and drawings of my collections spark for you and what, if any, sense of nostalgia or repulsion they make you feel.
For those of you who have stumbled here and don’t already know me, my name is Lisa Congdon. I am an artist and illustrator, and I live in the Mission District of San Francisco with my partner Clay Lauren Walsh and our Chihuahua Wilfredo and two cats, Barry and Margaret. If you are interested, you can see the kind of artwork I make on my website or on the website of my illustration agent, Lilla Rogers. If you would like to see what my home looks like (as it contains many of my collections) you can see a house tour here. You can view my studio (also a repository) here.
I like also the clothespins, because it's a small object of the everyday that one can easily divert of his principal use, for example it can be very well used to connect sheets of drawing between them. A pretty and useful object at the same time !ReplyDelete
This reminds me of growing up. I used to always help my mom hang clothes on the clothesline.ReplyDelete
oh i like the wooden ones. i have (my mom had) the same. they seem to be the same all over the world :)ReplyDelete
Love the project, looking forward to seeing moreReplyDelete
love these. when i was in marseille this summer we took a boat trip out to some islands & way up on these abandoned military ramparts was this look out house of sorts; on the backside, a clothesline, with a coupla super old clothespins. yes, i took two! & then we were promptly kicked outta there b/c someone left the gate open and we weren't supposed to be there at all. it's my little treasure though :)ReplyDelete
this is so inspiring. wouldn't it make a great picture book? (hopefully that's in the works!) i am following you know so i can get my collection "fix" each day. can't wait to see what you come up with!ReplyDelete
p.s. i would love to see a jewelry collection
Hi Lisa. This is a very lovely thing you have going on here. I will enjoy following along. I grew up in a home full of collections (my mother's), and have a tendency toward creating them myself.ReplyDelete
I love clothespins especially the colorful plastic ones. I always think of my grandma when I'm putting our clothes out to dry since I helped put hers out so many times.ReplyDelete
i like the pink ones best..btw i've got some vintage wooden dolly pegs they're very tactile :)ReplyDelete
hello. hello. hello.ReplyDelete
just discovered your new (& delightful) project!
i can't wait to see what develops here!
what a great great collection...this is such a amazing idea for a blog..ReplyDelete
Hi, LOVE your project! And if I were a publisher I'd make a great coffee-table-book out of this "collection of collections" in progress!ReplyDelete
My favorite ones so far: these clothespin and the erasers.
This will be a daily read for me in 2010!
Thanks for sharing,
Ciao from Italy,
I love the clothespins. And I love all the colors as you scroll down the page.ReplyDelete
And what a wonderful idea for a blog.
fun! some of these shapes i've never seen.ReplyDelete
These are great! So much color and texture together... Reminds me of a spring day. Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
Wow, i am totally enjoying this project. I love clothespins, especially such pretty ones with fun shapes.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see the 365 collections.
just wonderfully, accientally discovered your collections blog. i, too, have always been taken with organizing and displaying collections. it makes me happy to think of following your entire year of them. my blog features lots of things, including many of my collections and how i display them.
here's the one on MY clothespin collection!
i love this project you're working on! i'm especially in love with your clothespins - they remind of my grandmother, who was a seamstress and always hung her clothes up to dry with plastic clothespins. <3ReplyDelete
what a commitment. beautiful idea. looking forward to the journey. :)ReplyDelete
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Is it strange that I have a nearly overwhelming urge to rearange some of your collections?ReplyDelete
Its not that I find them displeasing... I just have feel the need to put them in a certain order.
Despite this urge, I really do love this project.
This collection actually brought tears to my eyes! My grandmother had a set of plastic clothespins that she hung her laundry with. I loved the colors of them....blue, green, and pink and would play with them when they weren't in use. Coincidentally, today marks three years that she has been gone. So thank you for evoking such a nice and warm memory!! I almost feel like I'm in her backyard again!ReplyDelete
Great idea Lisa :)ReplyDelete
Designboom did an article all about the evolution of the design of clothespins, with some great photos on their massive collection. (not that its about quantity)ReplyDelete
We call these clothes pegs in the UK. When I was a child we had gypsies who used to go door to door selling wooden ones they had made themselves , held togther with strips of tin cut from old cans. Recycling is not such a new thing after all! Hazel has one or tow in her collection of clothes pegs.ReplyDelete
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