Naviguer sur les Flots

Il Ă©tait un petit navire, il Ă©tait un petit navire,

Il Ă©tait un petit navire

qui savait na- na- naviguer,

ohĂ© ohĂ©  SOLD 😁

naviguer sur les flots
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artist hands

The ephemera: vintage atlas maps and charts, old letters, vintage postage stamps

The found objects: a tiny globe

Size: 18 inches by 24 inches

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 mùché 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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Guardian of the Deep

Ninja Squid, guardian of the deep. Beware to all who dare to enter his domain. “En garde!”

aka One-eyed Sid the Squid

SOLD 🙂

The ephemera: Vintage atlas map 1929; vintage french document 1800s; high quality reproduction of natural history image of a squid.

The found objects: glass doll eye 1890; vintage pin, antique watch movement; antique typewriter and watch parts.

Size: 7 inches square

Spotty

Here Spotty! Here Spotty!   they called.

Spot did not respond. He was pretending to be a fossil on the ocean bed.

Spot

The ephemera: Reproduction of natural history illustration of a fish; old school book page from 1800s on fossils;  old calligraphy book page; hand made dark paper.

Size: 5 inches square

Fish according to Hoyle

He had read all the rules, and according to Hoyle, he had played his cards right.

So why was he still playing the field? Why was still going home alone every night?

He looked like an angel with his colours so bright.

I guess he had just not got the point of the game quite right.

SOLD ( at Bound to be Different)

The ephemera: Torn Spine from Card Game Rules By Hoyle; original French legal document from 1800’s; original vintage book page on design and drafting; high quality copy of natural history image of an angel fish.

Size: small 5 inches square on wooden block