FAMILY FLEET

She steered her little family through many a storm. She guided them through the rough weather and calm waters with love and compassion always staying true to her values.

A special gift for my sister Sandra with much love.

The ephemera: original atlas maps and star charts, original antique letters, receipts and charts.

Size : 22 by 30

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.

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

Double Sided Mini Collages

Sweet Four Inch by Four Inch Collages with Humming Birds and Old French documents on one side and Fish and vintage maps on the other.

All have SOLD at my studio tour but do not worry more are in the works.

The ephemera: Original French Documents from the 1800s, original vintage maps from the early 1900s, natural history images for humming birds, flowers and fish on 100 percent rag paper.

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.

OCTOPUS BUBBLES

They were blowing bubbles as they drifted off to sea.

Island Bubbles
BC Bubbles

The ephemera: Original vintage charts from Coastal Waters; vintage atlas maps from 1946; vintage postal cancellation stamps from my mother’s girlhood collection. The top ones are from towns and hamlets on Vancouver Island and the Bottom one from towns around British Columbia.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches SOLD 🙂

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

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

Queen of Hearts

“Bring out the Hounds” she cried! She loved those puppies. Was there nothing so joyous as a stride through the woods with these beauties.

A birthday request for a client.

The ephemera: vintage manuscript from 1845; image of a long ago queen; vintage images of hounds.

The found objects: tiny pewter star; small fleur de lys charm; tiny antique key; vintage glass beads; vintage heart charms, antique pen nibs; vintage typewriter parts; an antique escutcheon.

Size: 8 inches by 8 inches.