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Two Hoots

Two Hoots

10″  x  10″  Two Hoots is a sort of assemblage mixed media piece. I collaged over acrylic on box canvas, using antique book jacket paper. The design comes from the antique silvertone owl trivet that embellishes the work. The light of a silvery moon peeks between black clouds and lights the old tree the owl sits in.

Two Hoots

This piece is posted for the 4th day of Art Every Day Month. The goal is to be creative in some way every day. I don’t know how to NOT be creative every day, but that doesn’t always result in art I’m willing to share. This piece though, makes me happy.

art every day

By Heather Brush. For sale.


Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box
12″ x 16″  Pandora’s Box as a mixed media assemblage on canvas. Greek mythology has always been a favorite of mine, but this particular myth is meaningful to me. Open the box, let all of the negative out, and what you have left is hope. It’s a good lesson.
The canvas was prepared with a coat of lightweight spackle to give it texture, then painted with acrylic in red and magenta. A black oil glaze was layered and followed by a matte varnish. The box was a found item, completely revamped. The chaos that is released from the box is created from glass bits, feather, material and wire.
Part of my series of fairy tales and fables, this is an older story that still holds truth today.
By Heather Brush. For Sale.

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

SOLD! 10″ x 10″   Acts of Kindness is a collage on box canvas with found items,  depicting Aesop’s fable of The Lion and the Mouse.

A lion was awakened from sleep by a mouse running over his face. Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to eat him, when the mouse piteously entreated, saying:  “If you would spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness.” The lion laughed and let him go.

It happened shortly after this that the lion was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground. The mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with his teeth and set him free, exclaiming “You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, not expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor; now you know that it is possible for even a mouse to con benefits on a lion.”

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Acts of Kindness

Detail of mouse (part of an antique metal wind up toy) on book cover.

Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness is part of a series I am doing on fables and fairy tales.

By Heather Brush.

Out to Sea

Out to Sea

14″ x 16″ framed.  Out to Sea is a collage on canvas, with acrylic, ink, fabric and antique children’s record. The record was found at a junk shop, a Golden Record, of Richard Lear’s nonsensical poem, “The Owl and the Pussycat”.

Out to Sea detail

It begins:

“The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat:
They took some honey,
and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.”

A love story, a bedtime tale, written for a three-year-old girl and published in 1871.

Out to Sea detail

By Heather Brush.

Restocking the gallery

I recreated a couple of pieces that had sold at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road and hung them today, to display along with nine collaged blank journals that I did for Christmas shoppers.

Misty Moon

8″ x 10″  Misty Moon is a collage. Oil pastels blended with linseed oil on paper create the night sky. Oil pastels blended with linseed oil on sheet music create the moon. Lightly covered with antique angel hair, under glass. By Heather Brush. This is a version of another piece that sold, Once in a Blue Moon. For sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road in Rocky Mount, VA. $35.00

Tools of Beauty II

12″ x 14″  Tools of Beauty II is an assemblage piece. Flat wire sculpture under glass, with antiqued pattern material. The metal frame is adorned with found objects: metal flower salt shaker, metal shoe stretcher, and sewing machine feet. This replicates Tools Of Beauty, sold from The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road. By Heather Brush. For sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road in Rocky Mount, VA. $35.00

I also hung the following pieces at the gallery: 

Two Birds

 Two Birds is for sale. $20.00

Two Birds in Suspense

Birds in Suspense is for sale. $20.00


Flight is for sale. $65.00

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon

 SOLD  8″ x 10″  Once in a Blue Moon is a collage work. Oil pastel, blended with linseed oil make the night sky. Oil pastel, again blended with linseed oil, on sheet music, make up the moon, under a veil of mist made of antique angel hair, and under glass. By Heather Brush. Created on the night of the November 21 Blue Moon, for Art Every Day Month.

Nature Obscured

Nature Obscured

12″ x 16″  Nature Obscured is a mixed media piece featuring the Green Man, god of nature. An acrylic covered canvas is the base, with created paper mask under a veil. The message is simply that money obscures nature. Posted for day 21 of Art Every Day Month. By Heather Brush. For Sale at The Artisan Center Along the Crooked Road in Rocky Mount, Va. $50.00