CYCLING ALONG THE SEINE

Cycling along the seine, on a winter’s day.

Winding your way through narrow streets, over bridges and quays.

You warm up with croissants and cafe au lait

Seven impossible adventures are coming your way.

GIFTED to Zabrina

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe ephemera: original Paris vintage postcard, original love letter from early 1900s, original grocery receipt from 1910. Reproductions of vintage bicycle, tree in winter. Decorative diamond paper with old text.

Found objects: antique wooden anagram letters, vintage house number.

Size 12 inches by 12 inches on wooden cradle

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TURN ON THE SPRINKLER!: collage

One of the best kept secrets in all of Paris…the Eiffel Tower is actually a giant sprinkler….so that is why they have all those lovely green spaces!

GIFTED to Loulou

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The ephemera: a vintage photo of La tour Eiffel, an old French receipt, an  old decorative border and a vintage water tap

WATER TOWER : collage

A crow at work. Watching from the Water tower. Checking on the gauges. All systems ready to go. SOLD

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http://fineartamerica.com/featured/water-tower-creartful-dodger.html

This is number one in a series of three mixed media collages called “A MURDER OF CROWS”.  Probably one of the greatest collective nouns around A MURDER. It is right up there with A GAGGLE!  Flock and School just fade in comparison really.

For the birds : encaustic collage

 

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/for-the-birds-creartful-dodger.html

There goes the neighbourhood…. again. A crowd of crows, watching, a watch-faced moon. A crowd of houses, numbered, oddly. Who would live here?

NB: Having gifted the original “There goes the neighbourdhood” to a dear friend. I missed it and decided to rework it, this time encased in  encaustic wax, and rename it “for the birds”. 

Blue Collection: collage blocks

Blue Collection is a series of 16 wooden tiles that slide into a frame. They can be moved around to change up the collection. I love the playfulness of this. When friends and family come to visit they often change the tiles around and I don’t notice until they have left. The collection has two themes actually : the colour theme is blue, cream, black and white and the content theme is nature, architecture, text and anatomy. The tiles are all finished on the back with maps. All my work is neatly finished on the back with old papers. The tiles also stand up easily on a shelf and can be stacked.

Blue Collection: 16 tiles

The tiles can be removed from the frame and moved about  to change the look of the piece at anytime.

sliding tiles

 

Each tile has it’s own individual composition and can be purchased separately. So one can have a set of 3, 6 or 9  say to stand on a shelf or hang on the wall. Click on the thumbnails to see a larger image of each tile.

 

 

 

 

 

The backs of the tiles are neatly finished   with old maps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See green collection and red collection.