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It’s Just Old Light

It's Just Old Light

5″ x 5″  It’s Just Old Light is a mixed media piece on tiny box canvas. I was playing with texture and color in answer to inspiration from Regina Spektor and a song in which she sings about the stars and how they are just old light. I wanted to capture the depth of colors in the night sky but also the vibrance of starlight. Not sure I answered my inner vision, but I like the way it came out.

It's Just Old Light

I used acrylic, modge podged bits of pattern paper, and oil pastel blended with linseed oil. The stars are bits of mirror.

This piece is posted for day 20 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. For sale.

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Merry

Merry

4 1/2″ x 8″ (when closed)  Merry is an assemblage chick with nothing to hide. Created from this and that, her more recognizable pieces are a tin muffin cup and enamel tea set tray. Her hide out is an antique candy tin.

Merry

 

Merry

I started a series of people forms and am having a lot of fun with them. This one is shared for day six of Art Every Day Month.

Merry

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Re-run

Re-run

8″  x  10″  x  10″  Re-run is an assemblage piece I present for day five of Art Every Day Month. The vintage portable television has been gutted, its insides obsolete. The dial is turned to the channel of life.

Re-run

The running man represents the endless stream of television shows identical to each other. It also represents the mindless pastime of watching said shows.

Re-run

The running man in annonymous, as are the people in the image behind, which is a reproduction of Escher’s Relativity.

Re-run

By Heather Brush. For sale.

Art Every Day

This one is just for me

This one is just for me

18″  x  36″   Finally I created something just for me! I do a lot of art to put in the galleries and art to give to friends, but hardly ever make something with myself in mind. Over the summer I’d gone to a fundraiser for my favorite animal shelter and had seen a coffee table that I fell in love with. But it was too big for my tiny livingroom. So I left without it. The image of it stayed in my mind though, as I’m sure happens to a lot of artists. So, when I found a new salvaged computer desk for my son at Goodwill, I bought it for $20. Then I took the old one that he’d had and started changing it completely. This desk had been used and abused by two teenagers and before that, it had been my office desk. Plain, varnished pine, scratched, carved, drawn on and yes, gum underneath. Thought I had taught my kids better! But now:

I cut down the legs to coffee table height, then painted the legs black, and several coats of various colors on the top. Yellow, red, blue, green. I couldn’t wait for them to dry so I could begin attacking it! Then with scraper, electric sander and lots of stress relieving pressure, I distressed the top until it made me happy to look at.

Finishing with two coats of poly and sanding to oblivion, I brought the table in. But something wasn’t quite right. Today, I fixed it. Two inches off each leg. Ahh!!! With feet up, I post this entry for Art Every Day Month. It took a good deal longer than one day to make, but since I chopped off the legs today and can finally completely enjoy it, I feel it fits the requires for my participation in this wonderful group.

By Heather Brush. NOT for sale.

The Return

The Return

5″  x  11″   The Return is a hanging assemblage piece that marks the return to Art Every Day month. I joined this group last year and enjoyed it so much I couldn’t wait to do it again. The idea is to create and post about some kind of art, once a day, for the month of November.  This piece was started awhile back but just polished and finished.

The Return

I used a wooden candle tray for a base and added some dominoes for texture. The book was one that called to me to use it for its graphic. I am drawn to the red door. The findings were picked up here and there, all seperately, yet they go so well together. Doorbell, knob, plate and “key”. And the Doorbell Rang. It brought to mind the awaited return of someone to a bittersweet reunion.

The Return

By Heather Brush. For Sale.

 

Art Every Day

I joined Art Every Day, where the goal is to post to a blog some new bits of art every day in the month of November. Some folks I know do the Novel in a Month challenge. This is my creative umph this year. http://creativeeveryday.com/art-every-day-month

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I started this project eight years ago as a challenge to myself to create some art every day for one month and post it on my blog. I was inspired by Nanowrimo and wanted to do something similar with art, and thus Art Every Day Month (AEDM) was born.
Stay tuned!