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

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.

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 🙂

Fluidité

Souplesse, intelligence, facilité pour aborder et résoudre les difficultés.

QualitĂ© d’une expression aux harmonies subtiles ou d’une plasticitĂ© aux nuances dĂ©licates et fondues.

CaractĂšre de ce qui Ă©chappe Ă  toute saisie, en raison de l’instabilitĂ©.

Suppleness, intelligence adept at tackling and resolving problems.

Quality of expression with subtle or supple harmony and and delicate nuances.

Character that defies description due to instability.

Fluidité W.Millette (c)

The ephemera Original documents from the 1800s; original atlas maps and star charts; original vintage ocean life images.

Size 30 inches by 30 inches

Tres barcos chiquitos

HabĂ­a una vez un barco chiquito
HabĂ­a una vez un chiquito barco
HabĂ­a una vez un barco chiquito
Tan chiquito, tan chiquito, que no podĂ­a navegar

– Cepillin ( Ricardo Gonzalez)

one and three have sold 🙂

3 little boats 6 inches by 6 inches in floating frames…The Pacific Sail, the Ocean Sail and Green Sail

The ephemera: Original vintage maps, original vintage letters and documents, original vintage stamps

The found objects: Vintage watch faces and movements; vintage watch cogs; tiny pewter star

UN-HOUSED mixed media portrait

Vintage maps and papers, rich with the history of the past are the perfect material for creating this mixed media portrait. They invite the viewer to imagine the story of this human, un-housed, like so many in our communities. Glimpses of hidden words and images suggest the complexity of his struggles and challenges. The orange paint wraps around him with community support and connection. Thank you to all those working on solutions to this crisis.

*portrait source photo credit Pexels.

NB Award of Excellence CVAC Fine Arts Show, SOLD 🙂

24 inches by 24 inches

The ephemera: original vintage maps and documents such as old letters, receipts, newspapers, dictionnary pages.

Hidden words: mania, advocate, diagnosis, old man, middletown, war atlas, infraction, emprisonnement, interdiction, devilish, hunt, hunger, cities and towns and many more.

Eye See You

A grouping of Collaged Eyes using original old maps and papers and top coated with cold wax.

Each measures 8 inches by 8 inches.

Orange Eye

Brimming with tears.

Orange Eye

Eye of Venus

Oh baby you’ve got it, you’re my Venus, you’re my fire at your desire.

SOLD 🙂

Eye of Venus

Mira

Mirame en los ojos y digame porque….

Mira

Starry Eye

Starry-eyed was she, and what, I wonder was the reason. SOLD 🙂

Starry Eye

https://www.instagram.com/reel/COEYX-3DSeE/?igshid=1javva3vfrzeo

At the seashore

A trio of 8 by 10 encaustic mixed media collages feature vintage atlas waves.

Green Waters

The deep green waters soothed Monsieur’s soul. SOLD 😁

Trois Matelots SOLD 🙂

Trois petits matelots naviguent sur les flots.

Whale Watching

Who was watching who?

SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: original vintage maps and charts from the mid 20th century; natural history illustration of a whale; old letters and receipts from the 1800s; vintage stamps.

The found objects: antique watch faces and mouvements.

These pieces will be available at my up-coming studio tour and sale April 23, 24, 25 10 to 5. See http://www.cowichanartisans.com for map and details.

All At Sea

A triptych of Encaustic Map Wave Pieces. 7.5 by 12 inches each.

All three have SOLD 😁

The Wind is Up

The Wind was up so they set sail and headed off for adventure

The Wind is Up

The Sailor

The Sailor went to Sea to see what he could see.

The Sailor

The Fleet

The fleet headed home to the safety of the harbour.

The Fleet

The ephemera: original vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, bills, receipts, vintage stamps.

The found objects: antique watch faces and watch movements.

The Eyes Have It : mixed media collage art work

It is always about the eyes, don’t you think? … emotion, intention, distinction, contrition, inebriation, determination, reflection, nutrition, animation, affection, jubilation.

A trio of mixed media collage eyes, featuring original vintage maps and found papers and images. 8 inches by 8 inches. Enjoy the surprising details.