Island Life

Island life is much more laid back, they all agreed…you can hitch a ride to the harbour; hang-out with your peeps; chill out on the beach.., they would never dream of moving to the city.

SOLD 🙂 at the Maritime Centre Show.

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Seagull on top

The ephemera: Original vintage West Coast Marine Chart; vintage stamp from Poland of course; high quality reproductions of Natural History illustrations of sea creatures.

Size: 6 inches square.

Plumper Bay

Plumpy, Plumpety and Plump preened and splashed about in Plumper Bay, eating fishes to their hearts’ delight.

The ephemera: vintage nautical chart; natural history illustrations of seals; vintage stamp.

Size: 5 inches by 10 inches

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 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

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?

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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

SOLD 😁

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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.

SOLD 🙂

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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

Corbeau Devant

Le DĂ©partement de Courrier par VĂ©lo a dĂ©clarĂ© “Corbeau Devant!” C’est avec orgueil qu’il a pris sa place en tĂȘte de l’Ă©quipe.

SOLD 🙂

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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

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 colorĂ© qui a terriblement envie de chanter sa joie en ce beau matin printaniĂšre. 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.

Swimming in the Salish Sea

Swimming in the Salish Sea, the whale, the whale the seal and me.

We frolicked in the swirling tides with stars and sun as our guide.

Heads or tails, fur, feathers, fins or scales.

Differences matter not, when you are happy with your lot.

SOLD 🙂

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 details: atlas map waves with encaustic wax.

The ephemera: original atlas map snippets from the early twentieth century; high quality reproductions of an antique star chart and natural history illustrations of sea creatures.

Size: 14 by 18 inches

Flotilla

Ohé Ohé matelot, matelot navigue sur les flots.

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The ephemera:  Various original letters and bills from the 1800s to early 1900s. Various original snippets of altas maps from the 1940s and earlier.

The found objects: One half of a papier mùché globe

Size: 22 inches by 30 inches on wooden cradle. Encaustic wax and cold wax finishes.

This was a challenge to myself to create a large piece. The composition changed as I began working on the piece.

I started with the boats..I adore making them and have become obsessed with them.

Next came the water and waves. It was quite challenging to get it right. I am not sure I am there yet but will make more in the future.

Finally the composition with the boats, birds and tiny globe and a top coat of wax on the waves.

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Raven Calling

Raven is calling, you can hear the clicks as he croaks out his message: See Warning A. Disused Ammunition Dump.  Bertha Island. Fog Sig. Pirate Rock. The warning is clearly encrypted, but as you well know, when Raven calls, you had better listen carefully.

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Raven Calling

The ephemera: Vintage Marine Chart 3590 belonging to my father; photograph of a raven printed on 100 percent rag paper; high quality reproduction of type writer keys.

The found objects: vintage rotary telephone dial; vintage red light bulb; antique key hole; vintage watch casing;  tiny vintage watch gear; old parts from a 1920’s royal typewriter; vintage fishing lure attachment; vintage red cross pin.

Size: 9 inches by 12 inches on wooden cradle

Deep sea Crabinator

Bottom dweller he well may be, but he is definitely a force to be reckoned will. SOLD 🙂

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The ephemera: vintage atlas map; antique French document from 1800s; high quality reproduction of an natural history illustration of a crab.

The found objects: antique watch gears; antique royal typewriter parts; vintage fishing tackle; vintage screen tack and other found objects.

Size: 7 inches square

Biker Chick

Head out on the highway, looking for adventure

and whatever comes her way…

yeah darling gone make it happen,

take the world in your loving embrace…

Born to be wild.

-Steppenwolf

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The ephemera: Natural history image of chicken, Mississippi flood plain map, vintage French letter, image of vintage bicycle, bird’s nest illustration.

Mixed collage Size 7 inches square

SOLD 

Limber

Limber: limp; easily bent; pliant

He was limber; flexible; but not easily swayed by the currants and tides of the political times in which he lived; and certainly, not pliant.

SOLD at Bound to be Differentlimber

The ephemera: high quality copy of natural history illustration of octopus; original letter from 1888, original vintage stamps and airmail stickers; original dictionary snippet 1900. Original atlas map 1921.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches on wooden block

SOLD at Bound to Be Different Gallery Boutique; thanks Amy!

 

Saltair

Summers at the beach at Saltair. 

Alberta and May gossiping in the shade.

The picnic, tucked in the basket can wait awhile.

Halycon days, watching  the grand children

sailing, padding, collecting shells.

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The ephemera: Vintage photo of  Alberta and May. Antique original handwritten letter, original vintage postcard of sail boat, original vintage Map Projections from old Atlas, original vintage bill receipt and and a snippet of an original  vintage program to see Madame Butterfly.

The found objects: antique glass bottle, small sea urchin skeleton, fish vertebra, quartz crystal, bit of broken shell and and old cigar box.

Back of the Box : Map Projections

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Details: Alberta and May, my two grandmothers, relaxing at the Beach at Saltair, Vancouver Island, Canada, in 1949 or 1950.

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Par avion

Il s’en va au nouveau monde pour faire fortune.

Un dernier regard en arriĂšre avant de partir.

Espoir et regrets se lisent sur son visage.

Par avion…pour de bon!

SOLD

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The ephemera : reproductions of vintage air mail stickers, old map, natural history image of owl and original vintage airmail stamp.

 

Travellers

Travelling onwards, leaving the past behind them. No more bills, no more commitments, no more hoarding, no more secrets…Nevermore. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe ephemera: old love letter from 1800s, old dictionary page (hoarder), old mechanical manual page; reproductions of old sheet music cover, old French pharmacy label, ancienne facture, old sheet music and autograph page from my grandmother to my mother; reproductions of natural history illustrations, vintage train clock and old map of London; various decorative papers; a variety of vintage numbers both original and reproductions.

12 inches by 24 inches by 2 inches wooden cradle.