Inspiration Board 2022

I gathered some of my well-loved, quirky, bits and bobs from depth of cabinets, cupboards and boxes of my studio to create this inspiration board. It reminds me of what I have in my collection and will hopefully spark some new ideas.

Inspiration
in the studio

Details

transport

lost and found
papers
science

Papers, transportation, lost and found, anatomy, science so much more.

Double Sided Mini Collages

Sweet Four Inch by Four Inch Collages with Humming Birds and Old French documents on one side and Fish and vintage maps on the other.

All have SOLD at my studio tour but do not worry more are in the works.

The ephemera: Original French Documents from the 1800s, original vintage maps from the early 1900s, natural history images for humming birds, flowers and fish on 100 percent rag paper.

Birds on Bikes

Swanning Along Le Quai D’Orsay

Swanning Around

Petit Rouge se balade le long de la rue du 4 septembre;

rue du 4 septmebre

Little Owl was off to the bank to deposit his nest egg.

Office Commute

Off to Panama to see the canal.

Off to Panama

Mississippi Meandering, lazy days along the riverside.

Meandering on the Mississippi

Moseying on down to Burbon Street for Louisiana Pigeon.

Louisiana pigeon

Lincoln, Lincoln, crow on the road, look out world.

Lincoln Lincoln

Humming along the Transcanada Highway in the Dominion Days.

humming along

She left the travelling Circus to cycle on down to Flamingo Road.

Flamingo road

This set is available for purchase at Mattick’s Farm Gallery in Victoria BC.

Sizes: 7 inches by 7 inches

Original Vintage Maps and Postal Stamps.

A trio of Cuttles

The trio went their seperate ways headed for a life of adventure. One headed for Paris, the other to the South Seas and the third was roaming the globe. The would meet up again one day, of that you could be sure.

The ephemera: Vintage Atlas Maps from the 1940s; high quality reproductions of Natural History illustrations of Cuttle Fish.

Size: 5 inches by 5 inches

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 😁

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.

Flotilla

Ohé Ohé matelot, matelot navigue sur les flots.

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 mâché 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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Right Brain/Left Brain

Right Brain, Left Brain and never the two shall meet…or so it seemed, politically speaking.  So just to be safe, he cleft them in twain and stored them for a later, more enlightened time. He truly was…a really stable genius.

SOLD 🙂

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The ephemera:  Original vintage atlas map; high quality reproduction of phrenology heads and antique plinths.

Size: 8 inch square on wooden block

Blackbird in Winter

He saw the first signs of spring and was wistful.

If only winter would be 3 1/2 weeks longer, he sighed.

SOLD

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