‘What a fine fellow you are little blue bird,’ she whispered. Flattered by her words, he decided to stay for a while.
The ephemera: Original French document 1879; high quality copy of natural history illustration of a blue bird.
Size: 5 inches square
Perché sur le pavé, il est parfait, ce pigeon de Paris.
The ephemera: hand made paper from 1899 ledger; original French document 1879; original vintage mail sticker; high quality reproduction of natural history image of pigeon
Size : small 5 inches square
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.
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
He was off on his own Tour de France. He would camp on the banks of the canals and eat fromage and chocolat, savouring every minute.
The ephemera: Vintage map of France; old image of bicycle; vintage bird cage image, natural history image of crow; antique French legal document.
Mixed collage: digital and traditional
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Tagged bicycleart, birdcage, crow, oldpapers |
What came first the owl or the egg?
Well it depends on which direction you are travelling.
The ephemera: vintage letter from 1822; image of vintage bicycle; reproduction of antique map of japan; reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl, vintage image of a bird’s egg, vintage French stamp.
Size: 7 inches square
“Hurray, road trip!” she exclaimed, “I’ve got the map, I shoddy the front seat”.
“Hold on,” he replied “curb your enthusiasm, so we get there in one piece” as he applied the breaks.
Inspired by a recent holiday with the mister. This is how it goes down for us.
The ephemera : Ledger page for 1901; map of Scandinavia 1933; photo of tree in winter; vintage bicycle image; two pictures of ravens. Encaustic wax top layer.
Size: 12 inches square on wooden cradle.
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Tagged birdart, encaustic collage, ravens, reversed transfer, travel collage, vintage bicycle |
He saw the first signs of spring and was wistful.
If only winter would be 3 1/2 weeks longer, he sighed.
The ephemera: French legal document 1869; vintage stamps, old map of Ontario, Canada; photo of tree in winter; high quality copy of black bird illustration; label from a tool drawer.
The methods: gel medium reverse transfer; encaustic wax.
Size: 7 inches square on wooden block
There were a million reasons to stay for the winter but still he hankered for the south with it’s warmth and sunshine. He left a quick note and was off, just like that, decision made.
The ephemera: antique French letter from 1800s; Map from 1921 atlas, old label from tool chest, vintage stamps and high quality copy of natural history illustration of a raven.
Size: 7 inches square, encaustic wax on wooden block.
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Tagged alteredmail, art, birdcollage, encausticcollage, mailart, maps, raven, winter |
Slim pickings for the Winter Crow.
Yet the desolate landscape suited him so.
The ephemera: original atlas map 1930s; original French legal document 1889; photo of trees in winter; photo of crow. Top layer encaustic wax.
Size: 7 inches square on wooden block.
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Tagged bird collage, crow, encaustic collage, oldpapers, winter |
Ils partent à la recherche d’une meilleure vie.
Le pas lourd, ils s’en vont, le regard fixé vers le futur.
The ephemera: old map of Ontario, Canada; high quality reproduction of Natural history illustration of a crow.
Size: 12 by 20 inches on wooden block
Un Cadeau pour Louise.
State of Civility. That was what he hoped he would find. Would his expeditions lead him there?
The ephemera: Original French document 1800’s; original postal stamps; original airmail sticker; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl.
Size: 5 inches square
SOLD at the teeny tiny artshow
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Tagged bird collage, mail art, old papers, old text, owl, owls, postage stamps, vintage collage |
Monsieur le Curé
Received his letter,
delivered by owl, so carefully.
Would he listen to the impassioned plea,
to accept others, that did not follow the same religion, as he.
SOLD at the Teeny Tiny Art Show
The ephemera: original back ground papers: atlas page from 1933, French letter to Monsieur Le Curé 1877, vintage stamps and postal stickers; high quality scan of natural history illustration of an owl
Size: 5 inches square on wooden block
C’est mieux à deux, les yeux dans les yeux, les cœurs des amoureux savent se battre à l’unisson.
The epehemera: Antique French document, natural history image of black swan (times two), old letter and diamond decorative paper.
Size: 8 inches square on wooden block.
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Tagged bird collage, collage, ephemera, natural history, old papers, old text, vintage, vintage french |
She was running out of time.
Would Guillaume still be waiting at L’Hotel du Vieux Quartier?
The ephemera: Old French document from 1800s; natural history illustration of ostrich, old clock face.
Size: 8 inches square on wooden block, or prints up to 20 inches square.
fait son entrée
dans la société
sans se gêner.
The ephemera: Decorative paper, natural history image of ringed pheasant, beautiful French document from the 1800s.
Size: 8 inches by 8 inches on wooden block.
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Tagged bird collage, blue, mixed media, old papers, old text, vintage, vintage birds, vintage french |
She was feeling on top of the world, it was going to be a good day.
The ephemera: world map from vintage atlas, natural history image of blue bird
Size: 4 by 6 inches on matte board ready for framing
He was thrilled to appear in the registry book as Owl of the Week.
Finally his wisdom was being recognised by the Parish.
Maybe now, he would get the respect he KNEW he deserved.
The ephemera: Old Parish Ledger from Halifax; natural history illustration of an owl, registered mail sticker from Marseille.
Size 4 by 6 inches, ready for framing.
He soon learned that all adults needed to be handled with Care.
The ephemera: Wooden postcard, old vintage photo, reproduction of natural history illustration of a crow, reproduction of vintage tickets, original chart from mechanic’s hand book from 1930s, original vintage stamp and postal sticker, reproduction of typewriter key.
Gifted to Julie-Marie.
Five Golden Rings
Four Colly Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Size 5 inches by 7 inches on wooden block and available as digital collage
Four Colly Birds,
Three French Hens,
Two Turtle Doves ,
The ephemera: old French Receipt, natural history illustration of chickens, old French letter and stamp.
Coq au Vin was one fine French, feathered fellow.
He liked to think he was king, ruler of the roost.
Whether yay or nay , hen pecked or not,
let us hope he does not wind up in the pot.
In the house series 6/9
the ephemera: original french receipt , decorative striped paper, reproduction of natural history illustration of rooster and hen.
the found objects: tiny brass crown
poised on the piano
ready to show off his repertoire.
Shall we try a little Shubert to begin?
The ephemera: original sheet music cover from 1900, reproduction of antique natural history illustration of a blue jay, original vintage label.
Size: 7 inches by 7 inches on wooden block
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Tagged airmail stickers, altered art, art, bird collage, bluebird, collage |
Il est rusé
ses chaussures trop usées
il se fait envoyer par fusée
comment le refuser?
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Tagged airmail sticker, bird collage, collage, owl, vintage owl |