Altered Octopuses

These under water explorers brandish the tools of their scientific trade, as they scour the ocean floor for specimens and discoveries.

The ephemera: vintage world map, old periodic table, old French receipts from the early 1900s, illustration of ink bottle, high quality reproductions of natural history illustrations of octopuses.

The found objects: antique optical lens, vintage royal typewriter parts, vintage fishing tackle, vintage nails, antique stop watch parts, tiny light bulb, vintage pen nibs.

Size: 7 inches by 7 inches

Something Bout A Boat

Something bout a boat sitting on the sea

out there on the wind

floating on the free

take you round the world

bring you back home

gives a man hope something about a boat.

The ephemera: original atlas maps, old french documents from the 1800s, tiny vintage flags, ration coupons, vintage stamps.

Size 16 inches by 24 inches.

Natural History Boxes

Collecting and Arranging were in her nature.

Natural History Shadow box
Naturalist Box ( SOLD before the glue was dry)

The ephemera: original antique document from the 1800s

The found objects: vintage bicycle wrench, African dancing fruit, seed pod from Costa Rica, antique key, turkey tail fungus, tomatillo skeleton, tart tin, magic slide, paper wasp nest, bird’s nest and egg, lichen, antique copper nails, vials of green china paint,antique film bobbin, antique industrial bobbin, vintage castors

Nature Collection

The ephemera: original french documents from the 1800s, vintage dictionary page

The found objects: magic slides, antique key, typewriter coil, kiwi vine, seed pods from Costa Rica, bird’s egg, butterfly wing, drift wood, bird bones, tiny antique vials

A Storm Trio

Sailing into the wind or Escaping the Storm. The Ying and Yang of it all.

Choppy Seas

“Choppy seas means great sailing!” they declared as they set off.


Choppy Seas

Green Water Wave

“The wind is whipping up, let’s set sail for home!” he said.

SOLD 🙂

Green Water Wave

Sailing School in the Storm

She led the sailing school to safety, just escaping the storm.

Sailing School in the Storm

Inspired by the Maple Bay Yacht Club Summer Sailing School that teaches young sailors every summer in their tiny boats, in the bay in front of my studio.

The ephemera: Vintage atlas maps, marine charts and star charts; antique letters, food stamps and postal stamps

The found objects: tiny class beads and vintage watch faces

Size: 9 inches by 12 inches

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

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.

Caractère 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.

SOLD 🙂

Fine Art Prints available to order.

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