We Can’t Stop Talking About… A Collection a Day

Photo: A Collection A Day

I always thought my childhood bookmark collection was pretty impressive until I ran into A Collection a Day. Created by San Franciscan artist Lisa Congdon, this daily blog features either a photograph or drawing of some sort of collection. The photographed collections are ones that already exist in her (surprisingly uncluttered) studio and home, while the drawn or painted ones are imagined.

“I do not profess to be doing anything new or unique or ingenious,” Congdon writes on her blog. “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.” Congdon also encourages readers to share their own memories or thoughts on each day’s collection, essentially turning the blog itself into a collection of sorts — an online, communal collection of memories and reactions.

Do you collect anything? If so, what?


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    Lindsay (ModCloth) 08/09/2010 at 5:48 pm #

    Aw, this is so much fun! Thank you for sharing.

    I have a special place in my heart for strange collections.

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    Em 08/09/2010 at 6:32 pm #

    What a great site — bookmarked!

    I collect pill bottles, whenever my friends finish theirs I take them. Of course, this means people think I’m a druggie when they see my collection 😛

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    Lulu 08/09/2010 at 6:44 pm #

    i love this blog! i blogged about it a while back…and have been following it since the beginning of the year-ish. it’s so much fun =]

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    Jacky 08/09/2010 at 8:56 pm #

    I’d decided to collect little flags from each country I go to. I used to just collect the coins

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    Trishna 08/09/2010 at 9:58 pm #

    Dear Jenn, thank you so much for posting about this. I am not much of a collector myself, but I took huge pleasure in looking through this lady’s artistic creations. Thanks for the visual delight. 🙂

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    Molly 08/09/2010 at 10:50 pm #

    I collect rubber ducks 😛

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    Brittany 08/09/2010 at 11:05 pm #

    i collect wades (they are minature things such as animals/zoo things fairy tale charachters etc…) that come from a tea box (red rose tea) you can find them at a antique store or food store they are very cute 🙂

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    rhea 08/10/2010 at 1:42 am #

    Awesome! I collect shot glasses and hockey pucks, haha

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    Bre 08/10/2010 at 2:33 am #

    I collect Snapple caps and colorful clothing tags 🙂

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    Leah 08/10/2010 at 3:32 am #

    Stickers! I used to, anyway. I’d buy them whenever I found a shop selling them, but I’d never use them! I actually only got rid of them a few weeks ago, at 23!

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    Vix 08/10/2010 at 10:36 am #

    Love it! What a fun way to have your cake and eat it too. Thanks Jenn

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    Catherine 08/10/2010 at 10:36 am #

    I collect Gnomes. It’s become quite the collection. I also just started collecting vintage photographs. She has a great collection!

    The Girl in the Paper Dress

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    Sara 08/10/2010 at 7:20 pm #

    I collect buttons! Old ones, new ones, the extra ones that come with new clothes…I make them into necklaces 🙂

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    Jessica 08/12/2010 at 7:32 pm #

    What a cool and unique collection! I love it! I don’t collect one item in particular, but I’m a big Disney (specifically Lilo and Stitch) fanatic, so I collect everything I can (and sometimes can’t) afford that revolves around Stitch!

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    Leah 08/15/2010 at 1:32 pm #

    cobalt blue bottles and vases are my thing 🙂

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    Annie 08/20/2010 at 10:43 pm #

    So awesome! Better start following that blog now so I have some great ideas what to do with all of my mini collection!

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    sofia 08/24/2010 at 2:12 pm #

    What a coincidence that the photo you chose for the article was of bread tags, because that’s what I’ve been collecting since the fourth grade! I have around 970 at the moment, although I really should have more. I gotten a bit lazy over the past several years.

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