Monthly Archives: June 2012

Vibrant bird

Vibrant bird in a black and white world

5″ x 9″  Vibrant bird is an assemblage in a new series revolving around the winged. The bird was found at an antique store, for a song. The nest was created from painted nails and metal mesh, and stands on a candle holder.

I relate to this bird at times, being an artist and finding joy and art in what others see as mundane and invisible in their every day lives. That’s not to say my view is superior, far from it! I simply cannot ignore what I see. The nails represent the harsh reality of the world that we often have to deal with. I choose to make the best of it, make a nest of it. I embrace that new box of 64 crayons and pay homage to each color, relishing their scent, feel, vibrancy, and potential.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Cookies and Milk

Cookies and Milk

8″ x 8″   Cookies and Milk is an assemblage in my teapot series even though it isn’t a teapot at all, but a pitcher. Milk glass speaks of home to me, a bedside table lamp I used to have, cozy nights, reading in bed. And of course, cookies and milk are homeplace goodness.

The antique tray and cup are a set, a luncheon set, that used to be popular for company snacking. The base, holding the pitcher, is created from parts of an old lamp. The “cookies” are glass Ball jar liners and a decorative disc from the same lamp, of bakelite. The “milk” is made of beads, antique sequins, and ribbon.

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Lucky Clover Brew

Lucky Clover Brew

8″ x 14″  Lucky Clover Brew is an assemblage in my teapot series. The tiny pot is about 4″ tall, and is decorated with golden clover. The manufacturer was clever enough to produce it with two special four-leaf clovers hidden among the others. If you have a sharp eye, they are easy to find.

Seeking four-leaf clovers

The base is a metal candlestick, the scroll arm is from a different piece, a sconce. It holds an antique pink and gold teacup. The “tea” is created from ribbon, wire and beads, and includes a clover cookie cutter.

detail teacup

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Greentea

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8″ x 8″  Greentea is part of my teapot assemblage series. The base was a Celtic knot-like decorative piece. Holding the small teapot is an old metal candlestick. The “tea” is made of beads, antique dressmaker’s sequins and wire.

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These ceramic teapots are delightful to see but the feel of them is even better. I imagine it warm and full of aromatic liquid, but empty, it is smooth as eggshells and holds the warmth of the hands that cradle it.

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By Heather Brush. For sale.