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

Parrots Parrots Parrots

‘Can one tire of the beauty of parrots do think Pip? ‘ she sighed.

‘ I don’t see how Ariadne old thing, they are just too damned decorative don’t you know? ‘ Pip remarked jauntily.

Parrots in the Conservatory

Parrots in the Conservatory

Parrots in the Greenhouse

Parrots in the Greenhouse

Parrots in the Garden

Parrots in the Garden

The ephemera: original vintage documents from the 1800s; original vintage calligraphy practice; decorative papers; high quality reproductions of antique natural history illustrations of parrots and budgerigars

The Size: 8 inches by 8 inches

Chemistry Crows

Chemistry Crows concocting curious combinations of chemicals…

calculated or chaos?

Experimental Crow
Chemistry Crow SOLD 🙂
Professor Raven

The ephemera: Original Bill Heads and Notary Documents from the 1800s, photos of crows and raven, old chemistry lab illustrations.

The found objects: Antique stop watch parts, old pen nibs, tiny light bulbs, vintage microscope slide, tiny vintage keys, 1925 royal typewriter parts, vintage Celtic pendant.

Size: 8 inches by 8 inches

Starry Night #2

She stared down anyone who dared enter her territory. She was the Queen of the Starry Nights.

SOLD 🙂

Starry Night

The ephemera: original vintage letters, receipts and manuscripts; original vintage star chart from 1944.

The found objects: vintage tart tin, small nest, twigs, quail egg, feathers, poppy seed heads, rusty fleur de lys and antique pen nibs.

Bird Girl A Paper Collage Portrait

Savouring the small joys of life.

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A Collage Art Portrait fashioned from vintage maps and charts. Find the two humming birds.

Collage Portrait of smiling woman with humming birds by Wilma Millette of creartful dodger on Vancouver Island
Bird Girl 25 by 25 inches

Details

Size 25 by 25 inches

The ephemera: original vintage maps, marine charts, city plans and star charts. High quality reproduction of antique natural history illustrations of humming birds.

City Crows and Country Owls

Double-sided mini collages, with urban crows on one side and owls in nature on the other. These are on display at Portals Gallery in Duncan, BC., until Dec. 18.

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The ephemera: original city plans from 1944 atlas; original documents from 19th and early 20th centuries, original vintage stamps, various old photos of nature and town, natural history illustrations of birds.

Size: 4 inches by 4 inches

QUEENS!

The Queens were in their towers contemplating the ridiculous spectacle that the kings were making as they preened among the crowds below.

The ephemera: decorative papers; original ledger pages and receipts from the 1800s; natural history illustrations of owls.

The found objects: a rusty fleur de lys; three pen nibs; two stars and a button; 3 vintage lotto numbers.

Size: 4 inches by 12 inches.

KINGS!

Their royal highnesses strutted amongst their subjects! “Who is the fairest of them all?” they asked?

“Moi! Moi!” crie le Roi Autruche.

“Que no, soy yo!” declara el Rey Cigueña !

“Oh no, it is I, huffed the King Pheasant.

SOLD 🙂 at the Fall Studio Tour.

The ephemera : decorative papers; original letters from the 1800s; Muybridge photos, bathing beauties photo; crowns; natural history illustrations of ostrich, stork and pheasant.

Size: 4 inches by 12 inches.

NESTING AMONGST THE POPPIES

As the weather turned colder the nesting instinct took over. It was time to hunker down for the long winter months to come.

Nesting under the Poppies.
SOLD
Nesting between the Poppies. SOLD
Nesting on the Poppies Sold

The ephemera: Original French documents from the 1800s; photos of crows, photos of poppy seed heads from my garden, reproductions of antique nest illustrations.

Size: 8 inches by 8 inches