|Do you personally collect any items?
I collect refrigerator magnets with my girlfriend.
My home is the most un-artist looking home you'll ever see. I don't have time to take care of it properly, since I spend all of my spare time doing my art. The only things in my "collection" are a few paintings my mom did many years ago (my early inspiration).
I collect wishbones... until they began snapping under my fingers whenever I try to pull them out from the chicken. The thing that I hate the most is when they're already broken when I manage to carefully take them out. All that work for nothing... not that pulling wishbones out of chickens, ducks, and turkeys is considered serious work, of course.
I try not to anymore! Now that I no longer make my own paper and because I have moved house to often, I try to collect as little paraphenalia as possible ... and in fact take great delight in getting rid of "things". I'm definitely not a "thing" person.
|The following statement I wrote on "notebooks" will give readers an idea of how I choose books. Since this statement covers a period of several decades the question of how I choose books will be covered "by implication" rather than some direct set of criteria. Anyway, I hope this statement provides useful perspectives for some readers at this site.
NOTEBOOKS: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF A LIFETIME OF COLLECTING
In the more than fifty years that I have gathered my writing into notebooks the writing has fallen into three general categories: school, job and personal-non-school/job. The first category was created in the years 1949 to 1988 in primary, secondary and tertiary education and then external studies programs(1973-1988). From the hundreds of notebooks created in these years only two remain. From the hundreds created in the dozens of jobs I have had the only ones remaining are the approximately 30 files/notebooks from my last job at Thornlie College, a Technical College in Western Australia. These notebooks from several of the social sciences and humanities were complied when I taught a variety of subjects there.
The final category of notebooks now in my possession are what I would term personal. For the most part they are connected with my involvement, now over half a century, with the Baha'i Faith. They were created not for use in a place of employment, not for a teacher or a school system. They were created for my own use in the work I do as a Baha’i or for my personal use as a writer and poet. I have been gathering resources now for forty years, 1967-2007, but only seriously for the last twenty, 1987-2007. I have been fine-tuning my collection of notebooks in the last ten years, 1997-2007. I now have some 300+ notebooks covering millions of words and many subjects and topics. These notebooks now serve and will serve as an important part of the base for my many writing projects in these early years of late adulthood(60-80) and old age(80++). I rarely read a book or even part of a book which does not involve some exercise in note-taking, although I must say that many people over the years loan me books that are of little value to me personally and nonote-taking has been involved. I should add, too, that since I gave up teaching English Literature in 1994 I rarley read fiction.
Little did I know when I created my first notebook at the mid-point in the twentieth century that fifty-five years later notebooks would come to occupy such an important place in my daily life. -Ron Price, Pioneering Over Four Epochs, 23 February, 2007.
That's all folks!
I collect graphic novels, books and comic books. I am always reading and filling my head with new ideas and concepts.
I've started to collect local Island artworks, slowly and carefully. It has to say something important for me to buy art. Frankly I can make my own.
Only bad habits.
I have a few combat knives and a little art from friends.
"Art of" books are the only thing that I "collect". I don't have a massive collection, but it's steadily growing.
Yes, I collect art by local and regional artists
Oh yes. Work by other artists, old sextants and compasses, lots of odd, one-of-a-kind stuff.
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