bird & brush: cape #1 storyblock
Available with or without one of the ten stories below
a short while: standing there in the wind & the sound of the trees, remembering i am here with all of it for only a short while
fellow traveler: i've watched you from the very beginning become who you are & i can tell you this: the world is better for you being in it.
listen long: one of those days where you listen long enough to the sound of the sea birds & the water & the wind & you give up words for awhile because none of them are big enough.
maker: she held her whole life up to the light & it struck her how it glowed, even with the threads of dark woven through it & if she cried easily after that it wasn't because she was sad, but because the world is so beautiful & life is so short.
old ways: some things we can only learn by walking the land & listening at the water's edge.
only itself: she stood there waiting to see what the sea would bring & the sea brought everything she imagined: grief & sadness, laughter & wonder. The sea brought her only itself & et her exactly where she was.
never enough time: we do not grieve for the ones we love returning to the wind & earth, but for never enough time in this place together.
song of love: quietly amazed at how easily the sounds of a hundred ordinary conversations turn into a single song of love.
the moment: her entire life led her to the moment when she said, this is the life I want & she never again wasted time on a life that was not that.
what it is: grateful today for the sun & the earth & the memories of what it is to love everything life has brought me.
- average dimensions: 5.5" W x 3.5" H x 7/8" D
- story by Kai, art inspired in September 2022, Cape Cod
- each is hand painted by hand with our unique bird & brush process, so there will be variations
- shown here on reclaimed cherry
how we make these...
We have the deep joy of working with incredibly beautiful repurposed wood, sometimes from trees that are hundreds of years old... This means every piece is unique & carries along its own history. We purposely do not fill in the bug holes or hide the knots & scarring. We do address the checks (the splits & cracks) that have appeared over time due to weather changes & stresses in the wood.
These are purposely & perfectly imperfect.
The wood species will vary according to what we can source from local small businesses dedicated to repurposing razed buildings, trees that are diseased, or taken down due to storms.
These pieces come with a small card telling a bit about us, our process & the wood species - either wrapped or comes in an organic cotton bag.
All our reclaimed wood products are shaped, sanded & waxed here in our studio. Unless stated otherwise, our painted pieces are our unique bird & brush process: 4-6 layers of paint, graphite & ink (including a secret hand written wish).