Swan song

Strongly Silent

Simply Serene

Seriously Stunning

Swan

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THE BIKE SHED

“Meet me in the bike shed”  she said.

And there, they discovered that

their nuts and bolts were perfectly matched.

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IN THE HOUSE  series 9/9. Series complete.

The ephemera: reproduction of vintage photo of my husband’s grandparents, original chart from school copy book from 1800s, original vintage label from tool cabinet, original piece of a vintage measuring tape. decorative paper.

The found objects: tiny lock for the bicycle, vintage game piece number.

Size: 3.5 inches by 11.75 inches on wooden house shaped block.

The Hen House

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.

SOLD (at the Teeny Tiny Art Show)

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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

AT BEACH HOUSE

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”

 

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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

THE COOK HOUSE

Hey, hey, hey good lookin’

What’ you got cookin’?

How’s about cookin’ somethin’ up with me.

SOLD (at the Teeny Tiny Art Show)

In the house series 3/9

The ephemera: reproduction of Muybridge’s lady with a scarf, reproduction of puzzle pieces from antique game: “les metiers”, reproduction of recipe for Gone with the Wind Cake from my mother’s recipe book, decorative paper layered with old letter.

Found objects: silver oyster fork, vintage wooden lotto game piece

Size: 4 inches by 12 inches house shaped wooden block.

THE DOG HOUSE

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)

the dog house

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.

DOLL HOUSE

She was obsessed with the dollhouse. Nothing, but nothing else would hold her interest.

NB: New “In the  house” series : 1 of 9.

SOLD (at the Teeny Tiny Art Show)

DOLL HOUSEThe ephemera : original vintage dictionary page ( with cool definitions like guillotine, gullible, guinea pig, guile and guardian ) ; snippet of a vintage calling card; vintage photo of solemn girl and doll; decorative victorian motif; original French stamp of general de Gaulle; photo of odd house number from fantan alley in Victoria, BC.

The found objects: german frozen charlotte doll

Size: 3.5 inches x 12 inches x 1 inch on house shaped wooden block

Chimère de Paris: assemblage

Chimère de Paris, perché là-haut son regard réflétant le témoignage des siècles d’histoire

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He is well, perched up there so high, his view is of the Seine and the roof tops of Paris.

Ah, the sights he has witnessed over the centuries. Yet his gaze remains poised and steady.

SOLD

Number 2, rue Portejoie, Paris : assemblage

Two young girls on their first big adventure sans adults, in Paris. Climb up la tour Eiffel and  pinch yourselves…are we really here? Leave your names locked to Le Pont des Arts, the friendship sealed there.

Old French receipt ( carried home carefully by the girls with other precious papers), vintage lock and keys, old house number 2, La tour Eiffel on tissue paper, and Fleur de Lys.

A Gift for Alissa, so she will always remember her escapades with Zoe.

For the birds : encaustic collage

 

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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”. 

les bicyclettes: collage

Collage on wooden cradles: Houses: old postcard, notarized legal document from 1869, old receipt for windows and doors, vintage photos. The center photo are my husband’s grandparents. Cycling banner: bingo card numbers, apothecary label, crown, postal label, natural history illustrations, a french cafe receipt, a faux postal stamp, bits from a playing card. Background: Reversed transfer paper, paint, ink, charcoal. Sides of cradle: old papers.

NOT FOR SALE

Dysfunctional village: assemblage

Six dwellings, each unique and individual and yet each belonging with the others, to form the dysfunctional village. The doors are waiting to be opened. What lies within?

House number one: one bottle of hair brown, vintage house number; old latch, antique porcelain doll’s leg, a bit of ribbon.

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House number two: two keys, a door knob, an antique optical lens, a tiny light bulb, an eye and a vintage house number.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

House number six: 6 vintage typewriter keys; an old gauge; a vintage fishing lure, an old tap and a vintage house number.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

House number four: four vials, an old key, and old door plate, a bit of old ribbon and a vintage house number.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHouse number three: three frozen charlottes, old copper nails and screws; a section of a old wooden slide rule; a door knob and a vintage house number.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA