Monday, September 13, 2010
Fireside: No Chat
I'll let the photos tell the tale of the beautiful cottage hearth. Crepe paper, chalks, paints, super shiny threads from silk cellophane glued on. Deer moss painted with florescent ember colors, hit on the surface with ashen grays. Sewn onto wire mesh base as ashes. Mini firewood made from dried twigs hand-split with hammer and chisel.
Iron crane swings kettle in and out for heating water for a cuppa. Made very stable and smooth moving by forging custom metal mechanism and attaching it to the hearth with Sugru silicone. Hearth is lit inside by special candle flame bulb fitted and connected to an outlet via hole cut into set underneath the tree. (Bottom two right hand side images taken by photographer friend, David Sand. More great stuff from his visit here in store.)
Lookie there, I talked even when I didn't think I could.