P comme papillon. Papillon automatique, qui vole et virevolte sans effort et sans cesse, butinant des milliers de fleurs en un rien de temps.
The ephemera: Original French document from 1848; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of a butterfly.
The found objects: bits from a vintage royal typewriter; a vintage wooden chess piece; to small vintage heart charms.
Size: 6 inches square
He was a modern moth, luna but not lunatic. There was some ticking and tocking, for to be sure, but nothing to be concerned about. He had his tiny lamp and his feathery antennas to keep him on track.
The ephemera: Original Page from a Canadian School Atlas from 1878; high quality reproduction of a natural history illustration of the Luna moth, on 100 % rag paper.
The found objects: antique watch face; tiny vintage light bulb; peacock plumes and tiny metal bits from an old royal typewriter.
Size: 6 inches square on wooden block
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.
The ephemera: Original vintage atlas map; high quality reproduction of phrenology heads and antique plinths.
Size: 8 inch square on wooden block
Rainy day, nursery games. Banished to the nursery, the sisters had oodles of time to play games. Unbeknown to the parents, poker was fast becoming a favourite when nanny was on her tea break.
The ephemera: vintage bingo card, various bits of vintage paper, high quality reproduction of vintage photo of young girls.
The found objects: clay poker chip, vintage lotto game piece.
He battled a steady stream of barbed words. Navigating this river of miscommunication was not going to be easy.
The ephemera: hand made paper; old book page; original French document from 1890; high quality copy of natural history illustration of a snapper.
Size: 5 inches square on wooden block
State of Civility. That was what he hoped he would find. Would his expeditions lead him there?
The ephemera: Original French document 1800’s; original postal stamps; original airmail sticker; high quality reproduction of natural history illustration of an owl.
Size: 5 inches square
SOLD at the teeny tiny artshow
A Commission piece for Sibylla: cycling, skiing and travel all in a collection.
The Nine Tiles are placed in an angled frame without sides. they can be moved around as suits Sibylla’s whim. Each tile has it’s own composition but is part of the whole piece.
The ephemera: old travel hotel labels, vintage images of bicycles, 100 year old French letter, vintage air mail stickers, old maps, family photos, old lift tickets, vintage travel tickets, patents for ski equipment, image of vintage wooden skis, maps of ski hill, vintage world atlas maps, vintage German world clock poster old Eiffel tower poster.
Size: each tile 5 inches square, entire collection 15 inches square.
Why only the bare bones?
Why turn left?
Why take the key?
Why take flight?
The ephemera: 1936 atlas page of city plan: page from vintage calligraphy book; page from old technical manual 1939; vintage postcard purchased from Trishia Jacobs Carney ; image of a wing from the Graphics Fairy; image of a flying flock.
Found objects: small bird bone, vintage key
Size : 8 inches square on wooden block
The process: layers of original vintage papers with topcoat of gesso; completed with images, both reverse transfer and collage; finished with found objects and archival varnish. This was my demo piece made during my summer collage workshop.
est arrivée enfin,
SOLD (at Bound to be Different)
The ephemera: vintage air mile envelop, vintage air mile stickers and stamps, vintage bus ticket stub, vintage food ration tickets from 1940’s France, image of vintage bicycle.
The size: 4 inches by 6 inches, ready for framing.
Available at Bound to Be Different in Chemainus BC.
Let’s going crabbing down by the shore.
I’ll bring the net you bring the pail.
The ephemera: original letter from 1878; original map from 1921 atlas; original stamps and postal stickers; original ration stamps from 1947 France; high quality copy of natural history image of a crab.
Heading down the highway
Looking for adventure
Tilly was a woman to be reckoned with.
( Beatrice Shilling british aeronautical engineer and motorcycle racer)
Inside left of cigar box Tilly, her map and her tools.
The ephemera: originals: registered mail sticker, torn bit of letter sent via clipper, ration stickers from World War II, vintage French envelope addressed to a Parisian doctor, antique manuscript from the 1800s and reproductions of vintage map of the south of France, reproduction of a vintage photo of Beatrice Shilling aka Tilly.
The found objects: old cigar box, vintage anagram letters, old gages, antique pocket watch, old switch, vintage key, vintage castor wheel, vintage zinc letter 3, old door knob.
Il s’en va au nouveau monde pour faire fortune.
Un dernier regard en arrière avant de partir.
Espoir et regrets se lisent sur son visage.
Par avion…pour de bon!
The ephemera : reproductions of vintage air mail stickers, old map, natural history image of owl and original vintage airmail stamp.
Travelling onwards, leaving the past behind them. No more bills, no more commitments, no more hoarding, no more secrets…Nevermore. The ephemera: old love letter from 1800s, old dictionary page (hoarder), old mechanical manual page; reproductions of old sheet music cover, old French pharmacy label, ancienne facture, old sheet music and autograph page from my grandmother to my mother; reproductions of natural history illustrations, vintage train clock and old map of London; various decorative papers; a variety of vintage numbers both original and reproductions.
12 inches by 24 inches by 2 inches wooden cradle.
Marie was all cut up.
How could he have trifled with her so?
“Enough!” she said and on went the new frock.
Time to rejoin society.
Front of the box when closed.The ephemera: cover from a legal document 1828, old receipt from 1879 (reproduction) , old handwritten envelope, vintage postal stamps and stickers, old metro ticket (reproduction), vintage French postcard (reproduction)
The found objects: old optical lense, feather, old cigar box
Thank you to Trishia Jacobs Carney of French Kissed Postcards for the gift of the Eiffel girl postcard. I hope you like what I have done with her.
Thank you to Alwen of Belle Brocante for the lovely old document and for the inspiring day that gave me a start on this project. See Art Play Date for details.
Four Colly Birds
Three French Hens
And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
The ephemera: natural history image of blackbird, old sheet music, christmas postmark
NB :In researching “Calling Birds” I discovered that in the older versions of the song The twelve days of Christmas , it is four Colly Birds referring to blackbirds but it has been changed in the modern version of the song to four Calling Birds.
There were never such devoted sisters.
Never had to have a chaperone “NO SIR!”
“I’m there to keep my eye on her”
The ephemera: vintage photo of the dolly sisters, French antique dictionary pages, vintage handwritten letter, fragment from a vintage French school book, old colour swatch image, vintage tobacco labels.
The found objects: old optical lenses, watch face, peacock feather, metal crow’s foot, tiny watch part vial with pearl beads, typewriter keys and game pieces to form the word sisters, vintage buttons, old heart charms, the lid of a vintage music box, old tobacco box.
You will be assimilated.
Resistance is futile.
This is a remake of the original piece that is now defunct.
GIFTED to Rachel
See CATartrophe https://creartfuldodger.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/catartrophe/
The ephemera: reproductions of old plans, handwritten manuscript from 1889, old text cut into a diamond pattern, unfinished painting by Lucas Cranach The Elder.
Assemblage bits: old binocular parts, gears, nuts and bolts, typewriter keys and parts, rusty registration plate, tiny light bulb
Swanning around the Jardin de Fleurs, floating in a dream of turquoise and seafoam, reading and re-reading the love letter from Paris. “Comment prouver mon amour…. ” sigh!
This piece was made specially for a friend I have not yet met, and she loves turquoise and seafoam.
GIFTED to Kelly
The ephemera: old french door and window, vintage garden sign, Georges Buffon’s swan, botanical flower illustration, snippet from a French love letter written in 1900 (found at a flea market in Paris by Creartfuldodger.)
STAMPED: ALTERED PORTRAIT
Her experiences were stamped on her face as if they had been written there for all to see.
She wears each wrinkle and each imperfection proudly, like badges of honour.
The ephemera: vintage photo, handwritten French letter from the 1800s, vintage botanical drawing of seaweed, vintage French envelope with stamps and postmarks.
This is a departure for me in both subject matter and technique. More altered portraits to come.