About Wilma Millette

Collage Mixed Media Artist http://www.creartfuldodger.com

Altered Octopuses

These under water explorers brandish the tools of their scientific trade, as they scour the ocean floor for specimens and discoveries.

The ephemera: vintage world map, old periodic table, old French receipts from the early 1900s, illustration of ink bottle, high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of octopuses.

The found objects: antique optical lens, vintage royal typewriter parts, vintage fishing tackle, vintage nails, antique stop watch parts, tiny light bulb, vintage pen nibs.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

C’EST L’HEURE DES OISEAUX

Autruche en retard, Flammant Rose et Ordonnance du Roi.

Autruche en retard
Flammant Rose
Ordonnance du roi

The ephemera:

Original French Documents from the 1800’s ; antique stop watch faces; high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of birds and plants.

Size: 8 inches by 10 inches

PACHAMAMA

“Pachamama South American Goddess of Fertility, Cultivation and Harvest with the ability to sustain life on Earth.”

Pachamama

The ephemera: original vintage maps, original documents from the 1800s; high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of leaves and butterfly, original vintage dictionary pages. original vintage nautical charts, vintage post mark.

Size : 24 by 24 inches.

Fine Art Prints Available

Birds on Bikes

Cycling adventures, ah the joys of holidaying, complete with original vintage maps of far off places.

The ephemera: vintage stamps, vintage maps, antique papers, high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of birds and bicycles.

CREARTFUL DODGER STUDIO TOUR AND SALE

COWICHAN ARTISANS 2022 SPRING STUDIO TOUR MAY 13, 14, 15. 10 am to 5 pm.

I am excited to invite you to visit my studio during the Tour weekend. Address is 1010 Redcap ST. Duncan BC. in beautiful Maple Bay on Vancouver Island.

Here is a link to the tour map.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1I7HTnjJnnKjDaWiC7NO7PY8qQzt-t-wE&ll=48.75533810220193%2C-123.74256545&z=12

I have lots of exciting new works to show. There will be a sale table under the tent in the garden. You can visit my gallery and work room, explore all my unusual art supplies and learn more about Collage and Assemblage Art.

The Gallery and Workshop

A sneak peek at some of the pieces available during the tour

Something Bout A Boat

Something bout a boat sitting on the sea

out there on the wind

floating on the free

take you round the world

bring you back home

gives a man hope something about a boat.

The ephemera: original atlas maps, old french documents from the 1800s, tiny vintage flags, ration coupons, vintage stamps.

Size 16 inches by 24 inches.

Natural History Boxes

Collecting and Arranging were in her nature.

Natural History Shadow box
Naturalist Box ( SOLD before the glue was dry)

The ephemera: original antique document from the 1800s

The found objects: vintage bicycle wrench, African dancing fruit, seed pod from Costa Rica, antique key, turkey tail fungus, tomatillo skeleton, tart tin, magic slide, paper wasp nest, bird’s nest and egg, lichen, antique copper nails, vials of green china paint,antique film bobbin, antique industrial bobbin, vintage castors

Nature Collection

The ephemera: original french documents from the 1800s, vintage dictionary page

The found objects: magic slides, antique key, typewriter coil, kiwi vine, seed pods from Costa Rica, bird’s egg, butterfly wing, drift wood, bird bones, tiny antique vials

Curious Collection in the Works

Mostly known for my Collage Art Work, I also love to make assemblage boxes.

Here is a window into my process.

I have begun the process for two new Nature themed Boxes. I have covered the boxes with antique papers and have collected oddities from nature and found objects from the past.

Now comes the fun part…selecting and arranging. What will make the cut and what goes back in the collection for a future project?

My studio work table

Some of the treasures: seed heads, egg, nest, vials , stones, fungus, magic slides , features, paper wasp nest….

what to choose?

Arranging

Stay tuned for the two finished pieces.