Charming Colourful Portraits From Junk By Jane Perkins

Queen Elizabeth II: The Exeter-based artist also transforms famous works of art - such as Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' - into colourful masterpieces. (Photo by Jane Perkins/Caters News)
Queen Elizabeth II: The Exeter-based artist also transforms famous works of art – such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ – into colourful masterpieces. (Photo by Jane Perkins/Caters News)

Jane Perkins, from Exeter got an idea to create colourful paintings from junks in 2006 after she wrote a thesis about recycling materials to use them for art. 

The artist used broken jewellery, buttons and toy parts that she bought from second-hand shops and recycling centres to create her ‘junk art’ paintings.

Later she started to create colourful portraits of famous people like Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, Barack Obama and Winston Churchill.

I really love the idea of junk art because we can create beautiful items and save the earth from rubbish and junk at the same time.

I think that junk art artists are very creative people.

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M’sian Latest Stamp: The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II And the Royal Visit.

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II stamp series.

This morning, I went to the General Post Office at Dayabumi Complex, Kuala Lumpur for the launch of a very beautiful new stamp series, The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

We queued for almost 4 hours!
The queue was so long that people had to queue in the sun outside of the building.

I reached there at about 8:30 am but the queue was already very long. I had to queue for about 4 hours to buy the stamps! Thankfully we arrived quite early because people who arrived 10 minutes after us had to queue in the sun. While waiting, I saw my big sister Kafah weeping and when I asked her why, she said that she felt dizzy. My mother took her away to find a seat and she fainted. But after a short while, she was okay. After that she waited for us in the office.

Below is the front side of the folder.

When we reached the counter, the stamp sheets were already sold out and the folders are almost sold out too. We bought some First Day Cover with Miniature SheetFirst Day Cover with Stamps, Maniature SheetFolder and some stamps.

Stamps to mark the royal visit of Prince William and his wife to Malaysia.

Both stamps are RM 1.50 while the miniature sheet is RM 5.00. One of the of the stamps from The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is a replica of the 10 cents red coloured 1953 Malaya Selangor Queen Elizabeth II Coronation stamp. The other is of Prince William and his wife to mark their royal visit to Malaysia from September 13 to 15, 2012.

First Day Cover with Stamps
First Day Cover with Miniature Sheet

Fortunately at about 1:30 pm the post office received a new stock of the stamp sheets and we managed to buy some. Both stamp sheets are beautiful but I prefer the replica of the 10 cents red coloured 1953 Malaya Selangor Queen Elizabeth II Coronation stamp. The whole series of The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is very beautiful and I am so happy to be able to buy them. It is worth the very long queue.

The stamp sheets.
My photo at the post office.
Abang Moza and me.
Luckily we managed to buy the stamp sheets.