Happy Holidays to all you lovely people out there. Best wishes from me to you.
As the weather turned colder the nesting instinct took over. It was time to hunker down for the long winter months to come.
The ephemera: Original French documents from the 1800s; photos of crows, photos of poppy seed heads from my garden, reproductions of antique nest illustrations.
Size: 8 inches by 8 inches
Souplesse, intelligence, facilité pour aborder et résoudre les difficultés.
Qualité d’une expression aux harmonies subtiles ou d’une plasticité aux nuances délicates et fondues.
Caractère de ce qui échappe à toute saisie, en raison de l’instabilité.
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.
The ephemera Original documents from the 1800s; original atlas maps and star charts; original vintage ocean life images.
Size 30 inches by 30 inches
C’est mieux à deux, les yeux dans les yeux, les cœurs des amoureux savent se battre à l’unisson.
SOLD (at Visions Artists Studio Tour)
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.
Natural History, naturally became Sir Percival’s passionate pastime. He travelled hither and thither across the globe in search of the quintessential specimen to add to his quirky collection. Meticulously mounted for display in his study at the Manor House, they piqued the curiosity of all those privileged enough to enjoy a peek.
GIFTED to David
his cabinet of curiosities
The ephemera : original old pages from medical dictionary 1933, original chart of systeme nerveux des animaux from French school book 1868, original page from an electrical manual 1924, reproduction of a natural history book title page, original French letter 1800s, original notarized document 1879, reproduction of label for cabinet of curiosities, snippet of a map of India, reproduction of vintage photo of Victorian man.
The found objects: wooden piano striker key, antique optical lens, copper nail, vintage silk cord, old book cover, jaw bone of a young deer, seed pods from tropical trees in Costa Rica, dried fungus, poppy seed cage, robin’s egg, peacock feathers, horse tooth, vial with deep blue delphinium seeds, manuscript dipped in encaustic wax and a small vintage box lid, wooden box with hinged lid.
Size 8 inches by 10.5 inches wooden box when closed, 18 inches by 10.5 inches when open.
The idyllic days spent down at the boathouse,
preparing the rigging,
checking the sails,
In the house series 8/9
The ephemera: map from japanese school atlas circa WWII; antique handwriting, reproduction of vintage postcard
The found objects: antique optical lense, vintage typewriter striker key, vintage numbered tack.
Size: 4 inches by 12 inches house shaped wooden block
Hey little goldfish
Where you going to?
Little goldfish let me swim along with you.
Little goldfish, we’ll have a whale of time
Put your fin in mine.
-from the movie “Hello Down There”
SOLD 🙂 at the Teeny Tiny Art Show
In the house series 4/9
The ephemera: reproduction of vintage bathing beauties photo, vintage image of blue fish, original vintage letter and stamp from 1904, decorative paper.
The found objects: old key hole, vintage label from old tool cabinet, old game piece number.
Size 10.5 inches by 3 inches house shaped wooden block
Matthew was in the dog house AGAIN!
He just couldn’t seem to get things right.
Will he ever learn?
GIFTED ( to Darcie my number one collector)
In the house series 2/9
The ephemera: original city plan from 1935 Atlas, french stamp from antique bill, reproduction of old mugshot, reproduction of london train station clock, decorative paper.
The found objects: deer toe bone found in the woods by yours truly, vintage postal box number.
Size: 12″ X 4″ X 1″ house shaped wooden block.
Il est rusé
ses chaussures trop usées
il se fait envoyer par fusée
comment le refuser?
Lavender’s blue, dilly, dilly
When you are king, dilly, dilly
I shall be queen.
The ephemera : reproductions of vintage botanical illustration, vintage world portrait and old receipt from 1879.
link to the Cinderella version of the old nursery rhyme lavender’s blue