I just love seeing what folks are collecting. I guess I feel it tells us just a little bit about what inspires them, what they love, and what they choose to surround themselves with in their homes. Today, I’m delighted to present the first in an ongoing series here on The Storque: The Collectors. First presented on my own little blog, the rikrak studio, it’s 11 and a half quick questions with a wonderful artist on what they’re collecting (apart from their art supplies!). Hope you’ll just love these vintage super 8 cameras with the wonderful Chakra Pennywhistle!
‘Tis the season to record all of the wonderful things going on around us! This month the Etsy Handmade Moment video contest deadline is fast approaching (August 31). So here’s a collection interview to inspire us!
Who (are you?): Rikkianne (Chakra Pennywhistle)
What (are you collecting?): Vintage Super 8 Cameras
When (did you start?): About 8 or 9 years ago.
How (many do you have?): 23
Where (do you find them?): Local thrifts and antique stores.
Where (do you keep them?): They are placed on a book shelf in my living room.
What(‘s an interesting story behind one?): Lots of them still have film in them! Someday we plan to get a projector and check them out.
What (piece would you like to add?): I want to find one in an odd color.
Why (do you love them?): It is actually a collection that my husband and I share. He loves them just as much as I do.
What (else do you collect?): Vintage Vera Neumann scarves. I have over 300 of them!
Which (camera is your favourite?): This one was my Grandfather’s. My Grandfather loved films. He loved recording and fiddling with all things film related. That camera was one of his treasures.
Oh I just adore this gorgeous collection, Rikkianne! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I also adore Chakra Pennywhistle‘s beautiful handmade creations and her eco-forward style. Her integration of gorgeous, vintage textiles, and newer organic materials helps make her beautiful accessories, for your home, your children, or your self, simply divine, not to mention, wonderfully eco-conscious! She’s been an inspiration to me for as long as I’ve known her (we first met through the wonderful EcoEtsy Team!). I’m inspired by how she incorporates sustainable design and business practices into her beautiful work, blog and life. Plus… she’s a wonderful, generous, kind soul! How splendid!
Hope you’ll find something she’s made that you might like to add to your own collection of wonderful goodies:
By chakrapennywhistle, $50.
By chakrapennywhistle, $7.
What do you collect? Post in the comments below!