Dancing in the Moonlight

We get it almost every night

When that moon is big and bright

It’s a supernatural delight

Everybody is dancing in the moonlight

-Sherman Kelly

The ephemera: vintage atlas maps; vintage moon images, vintage natural history image of a sperm whale.

SOLD to Lisa 🙂

Fish Bot

Mechanically inclined he was widely sought after in the School.

The Ephemera: Original Ledger page from 1901; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a fish.

The Found Objects: Vintage Watch parts and Antique Typewriter bits.

Size 7 inches by 7 inches.

In the Vicinity of Georgia Strait

While he was in the Vicinity he thought he would set Georgia straight!

SOLD to Zabrina 🙂

The ephemera: Original Vintage chart of Georgia Strait; high quality reproduction of a Natural History illustration of a Cuttlefish.

The found objects: antique glass doll eye; Vintage watch casing, movements and various gears; Royal typewriter striking key and other type writer bits.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

Whales Ahoy

Call me Ishmael…or anything else you want to as long as I get to see whales he said.

Whales Ahoy by creartfuldodger (c)

The ephemera: origina vintage chart of the West Coast of Canada; original vintage stamp and registered mail sticker ; high quality reproductions of antique natural history illustrations of whales.

Size: 5 inches by 10 inches

Mechanical Pink

He was fully functional, keyed up and ready for his first Autonomous Adventure as an Automaton.  No Droguerie necessary. SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: original French billhead from 1900; High quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a fish.

The found objects: vintage fish tackle; tiny antique key; antique typewriter and watch parts.

Size: 6 inches square on wooden substrate.

Eight

Defender of the deep, he had eight arms to protect his ocean home. Do not mess with Monsieur Pieuvre.

SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: natural history image of an octopus; original chart from old French school book

The found objects: vintage house number; clock hand; antique doll’s eye; Old watch movements and casing; old washer and a vintage coocoo clock part and some teeny, tiny vintage watch gears.

Size 7 inches square

Deep Sea Diver

He was a bottom dweller, that’s for sure, but the best kind. He cleaned up all the detritus left by others.

SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: Original French “facture” for a chemical company ; high quality reproduction of natural history fish illustration.

Found objects: Vintage Mickey Mouse watch; tiny vintage light bulb; vintage fish hook; vintage watch and typewriter parts.

Pink Run

Early September, time for the Pinks to run. She was off to join the others, to swim up stream. Watch out for the hipster waders, at the river mouth, with their nets and rods, they may not know about catch and release.

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The ephemera: Original book page; antique French document from 1800s, hand made pulpy paper and reproduction of natural history illustration of a pink salmon.

Size: 5 inches square

Spotty

Here Spotty! Here Spotty!   they called.

Spot did not respond. He was pretending to be a fossil on the ocean bed.

Spot

The ephemera: Reproduction of natural history illustration of a fish; old school book page from 1800s on fossils;  old calligraphy book page; hand made dark paper.

Size: 5 inches square

Fish according to Hoyle

He had read all the rules, and according to Hoyle, he had played his cards right.

So why was he still playing the field? Why was still going home alone every night?

He looked like an angel with his colours so bright.

I guess he had just not got the point of the game quite right.

SOLD ( at Bound to be Different)

The ephemera: Torn Spine from Card Game Rules By Hoyle; original French legal document from 1800’s; original vintage book page on design and drafting; high quality copy of natural history image of an angel fish.

Size: small 5 inches square on wooden block

All about that bass

Yeah, you know I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble!

All about that bass, ’bout that base no treble (X 2)

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I  got more arms than two

But I can swim, swim, like I’m supposed to do

I’ve got that boom, boom that all the fish chase

All the right tentacles in all the right places!

Sorry  for the poor parody Meghan Trainor

All about that bass

SOLD 🙂

the ephemera: vintage music card; antique French document from 1840; antique paper; high quality copy of natural history illustration of an octopus.

size: small 5 inches square

Fly fish, Fly

Fly little fish, fly. Registered, par avion, stamped and sealed, you are ready to go. Make haste, across the ocean,  Monsieur is waiting. SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: high quality copy of natural history illustration of fish; original letter from 1855; original airmail stickers, registered mail labels and stamps; original atlas map of the California coast from 1921.