Sunset Sail

Her majesty demanded that they turn the water into wine for her sunset sail. “We are amused” she gaily declared as she sailed out to sea.

encaustic collage
Sunset Sail

The ephemera: original vintage dictionary and atlas maps; original bank receipt 1939: original vintage atlas star chart

The found objects: tiny metal star; vintage tacks; vintage silk thread

Size: 6 inches square on wooden cradle

Encaustic Wax, Molding Paste; Cold Wax

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Night Sail

As night fell and twilight slowly darkened the waves, they set sail for new adventures.

Night Sail : Encaustic Collage

The ephemera: Original vintage atlas maps; original antique letter and stamps; original vintage night time map of the earth

The found objects: tiny antique cloth flag; tiny vintage map pin

Size: 12 inches square on wooden cradle

The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change had begun to blow….and yet they were still in denial.

The winds of change

 

The ephemera: Original vintage atlas maps; original antique letters; original vintage stamps.

The found objects:  Vintage Globe reproduction of one from the 1700s; original antique tiny flags: tiny vintage pins.

Size: 20 inches by 30 inches

The argument

He said; She said…it was the same old back seat driver argument they had had, a hundred times before.  They always got where they were going…eventually.

Collage Artwork

Collage Artwork

The ephemera:  High quality reproductions of old map; vintage bicycle illustration and bird cage;  photos of a crow and a raven

Size: 9 inches square

Polar Storm

It was time to pull out the Umbrella: Polar Storm, Melting Ice, Rising Seas…he is beginning to see Red will these humans ever find the key?

collage art

Bird collage

 

The ephemera: Original Vintage Atlas Map of the North Pole; photos of crow and red umbrella.

The found objects:  a intage skeleton key.

Size: 8 inches square on wooden panel

Around the World in Eighty Days

“It’s a wonderful world if you’ll only take the time to go around it. I am going to undertake to make a journey around the world in Eighty Days” Fineas Fog declared. ” Why that’s absurd!” they said.  (-Jules Verne)

Trailer 1956

Collage Art Work Creartfuldodger

Around the World in Eighty Days

The ephemera: Original Vintage Map of Groups of Peoples; Vintage image of Hot air balloon; photo of a crow; tiny bits of red carton.

Size: 7 inches square

Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away in My Beautiful Balloon.

Way up in the Sky in My Beautiful Balloon.

We can float above the skies together you and I.

For We can Fly.

 

collage artwork

up, up and away

The ephemera: Original Antique Atlas Map from 1921; high quality reproductions of Natural History Illustration of a Whale and Vintage Hot Air Balloon.

Size: 8 inches Square

Huiles Vitesses

He was looking for trouble and everyone knew it. There would be a battle on Le Champ de Mars, of that you could be certain.

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The ephemera:  Original 1947 map of Paris; high quality reproductions of vintage motorcycle image; natural history illustration of an owl; helmet and glasses; 1914 receipt for Oil.

Size: 7 inches square

Bois de Vincennes

Madame Caille est envoyée par la Société des Agriculteurs de Frances en mission clandestine aux Bois de Vincennes. Que dénichera-t’elle?

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Bois de Vincennes

The ephemera :  original vintage Paris map 1947  of bois de Vincennes ; original vintage stamps;  high quality reproductions on rag paper of natural history image of a quail, vintage bicycle, bird’s nest and Chemistry Lab receipt.

Size 7 inches square

Sold during the Spring Studio Tour

Egg Delivery

We deliver right to your door, the freshest of freshly layed, fresh farm eggs. Madame Ostrich will be along lickedy-split with your delivery nestled in her panier for extra protection.

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Egg Delivery

 

The ephemera: Original vintage atlas map; original vintage stamps; high quality reproduction of natural history image of an ostrich, egg, nest and vintage image of bicycle.

Size: 7 inches square

Corbeau Devant

Le Département de Courrier par Vélo a déclaré “Corbeau Devant!” C’est avec orgueil qu’il a pris sa place en tête de l’équipe.

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corbeau devant

The ephemera: Original atlas map 1947; original timbre fiscal; high quality reproductions of vintage photo of a raven, vintage bicycle image, vintage bird cage image, legal document from 1846.

Size: 7 inches square

Studio Tour This Weekend

UPDATE: Wildly successful Studio Tour with wonderful engagements about making art in all its forms.. and bonus…21 Sales! Thank you to everyone who came out on a rainy Spring Weekend to play in the studio.

I am part of the Cowichan Artisans Studio Tour this weekend April 12, 13, 14 from 10 to 5.  Come out and see what we do.  Try your hand a making a paper boat with antique papers and vintage stamps.  Check out my new works.  Enjoy beautiful Maple Bay where my studio is located. Great spot for a walk on the beach or lunch at the pub.  Link to download map and brochure: https://www.cowichanartisans.com/

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Par Pigeon

Purple Pigeon,  carrying out his royal duty for her Majesty’s Mail Service. SOLD 😁

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The ephemera:  original antique atlas map from the 1800’s; original vintage stamp; high quality reproduction of vintage bicycle photo; pigeon natural history illustration and French legal document from the 1800’s.

Exercice sur les silences

Exercice sur les silences. Pas facile pour ce petit oiseau coloré qui a terriblement envie de chanter sa joie en ce beau matin printanière. SOLD 😁

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The ephemera: Original Vintage Map of Central Paris; original vintage stamp; high quality reproduction of bicycle, cage and vintage sheet music; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of a beautiful bird.

Voyage

The Great Green Macaw could easily be spotted whizzing around on her bicycle in Punta Uva, hunting for fruit, cacao and her very favorite treat, delicious, plump almonds. In her wake all that is left are a few husks and the echos of cackles and squawks of pleasure and delight. SOLD 😁

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The ephemera: original vintage map from 1933; original vintage stamps, high quality reproduction of atlas page and vintage bicycle illustration.

Size: 8 inches square

Note: Inspired by artist’s recent cycling shenanigans in Punta Uva, Costa Rica.

Naviguer sur les Flots

Il était un petit navire, il était un petit navire,

Il était un petit navire

qui savait na- na- naviguer,

ohé ohé  SOLD 😁

 

mixed media collage

naviguer sur les flots

mixed media collage

side view

mixed media collage

artist hands

The ephemera: vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, vintage postage stamps

The found objects: a tiny globe

Size: 18 inches by 24 inches

Naviguer

Les joies nocturnes

d’un marin somnambule

qui navigue la nuit

refroidie par les vents du large.

Guidé par les astres, les objets célestes

bercé par les flots, il se laisse emporter

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The ephemera: Original early twentieth century atlas maps; high quality reproduction of celestial objects

Size: 12 by 24 inches

 

 

 

 

 

Jumbo Redhead

They sailed  the seven seas just to catch a glimpse of the elusive Jumbo Redhead.

She gave a graceful royal wave and a sly wink, before she glided off to the briny depths.

SOLD 😁

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The ephemera: original vintage atlas maps; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an octopus; original antique letters from the 1800’s: original vintage postal and food stamps

Size: 8 inches square

SOLD 🙂

 

Pieuvre flottante

La voilà qui se fait bercer par les vagues, tout doucement, lentement, calmement.  Elle a tout le temps qu’il lui  faut pour se laisser emporter par les flots.

Collage Art Works
Encaustic Collage

The ephemera: original vintage atlas and marine chart maps; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an octopus; reproduction of an antique clock face.

detail of waves covered in encaustic wax