Handmade Chocolate Truffles with "Renewal" Tin
Handmade Chocolate Truffles with "Renewal" Tin
Artist: Anna Feneis
Inspiration: Heather Rath Brown
Anna Feneis' Artist Statement:
The first time I met Heather, she showed me a picture that sucked the air out of me completely. In it, Heather stands with her eyes closed. She holds open a pale pink robe with her bare chest exposed. Her breasts were recently removed and all that remains are two strips of medical tape covering the incisions. Ink marks show where the surgeons mapped out the procedure. Bruising blankets her skin and lines cross over her midsection where they tightly wrapped her broken body after surgery. Dark circles rim her eyes and she has no hair. I could see, without question, that this was a woman who had just endured the worst.
I spent a lot of time analyzing this photo throughout my journey with Heather. The more I looked at it, beyond the trauma, I saw a woman reborn. Henna covers her forehead and scalp. Relief plays at the curl of her lips. She had lost parts of her, but Heather makes beauty out of challenges. When I think of her, colors flood my mind from all directions. They blur, blend, and overlap, creating their own unique sections of the painting. The composition is bold, passionate, and fluid – like Heather. And just like life—sometimes the painting can get a little messy. Heather didn’t shy away from showing me her scars. It is only right her painting should be daring enough to show the same deep vulnerability.
The trauma of cancer stays with you forever. Thanks to Brushes With Cancer, I get to turn Heather's struggle into beauty.
Heather Rath Brown's Twist On Cancer:
I was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of breast cancer at the age of 32. My son was 11 months old and I was forced to abruptly end breastfeeding him. One week after diagnosis, I found out that I was pregnant. My treatment plan was revised to effectively treat me while keeping the baby safe. We were excited about welcoming a new baby. A few days later, I miscarried. Layering on the trauma, I underwent four months of dose-dense chemotherapy and later had a radical double mastectomy. Cancer completely shattered my world. Through this tragedy, I learned a lot about myself... that no matter what, I can always find something to celebrate. I hosted a head-shaving party after starting chemo, I had an artist create a henna painting on my bald head, I planned a "Boob-voyage" party to say farewell to my breasts before losing them, I participated in a Polar Plunge dressed as Wonder Woman to celebrate the end of treatment. Even in the darkest moments, there can be light if you allow it - you can be the light.
About Our Truffles
Our artisan truffles have been manufactured by the same New England family since 1915 using traditional recipes to deliver a truly amazing truffle. Using only the finest ingredients such as cocoa butter and ethically sourced cocoa our truffle packages are sure to deliver the perfect taste and texture even to the most discerning of palates.
Whatever the occasion or whoever you want to treat, then our handmade chocolate truffles with accompanying personalized message tins make the perfect gift.
Our scrumptious bite sized truffles are hand made in New England and make a truly decadent treat. We truly believe you won’t have tasted chocolates this nice.
All our chocolates come with a fantastic, personalized message tin, guaranteed to bring a feeling of warmth and comfort to the recipient and, when the chocolates are finished, they can keep the tin as a memento and reminder of your love and best wishes.
We have messages and designs for 100s of occasions from birthdays, to wedding anniversaries, father’s day, engagements, valentines’ messages and more. With Love-Chocs the recipient gets not only a true message of your love but an amazing range of chocolates for them to savour.
Raspberry Truffle with Dark Chocolate
Nature’s own symphony plays for you with the classic pairing of ripe raspberries and chocolate. The melody of a summer’s day comes alive with a taste of this refreshing berry delight…birds chirping, the rustle of leaves in the breeze, and children laughing in the afternoon sun. Enjoy the concert.
Milk Chocolate Truffle
Classic and timeless, this chocolate is no Plain Jane. Just like the “little black dress,” its understated style is one of life’s little luxuries that we encourage you to enjoy with abandon. Simple, chic and never out of fashion, this truffle proves that less truly is more.
Caramel Milk Chocolate Truffle
Hop on your bike and ride down Main to the corner candy store. In the window, you’ll see pop standing over the copper kettle making a fresh batch of caramel. This time-proven classic will make you feel like a kid again with its milk chocolate shell and soft, buttery center. Go ahead, eat two...Mom will never know.
Irish Cream Milk Chocolate Truffle
It’s a long way to Ireland, but this truffle will whisk you off to the land of the shamrock. You’ll be warmed by the smooth liqueur flavor as the cream envelops your tongue with nuances of vanilla, caramel, and honey. To quote an Irishman, one taste and you will have “miles and miles of Irish smiles for many golden happy hours.
Tiramisu Milk Chocolate Truffle
Buon Appetito! In all of Italy, not much rivals the perfection of this traditional Tuscan dessert. Brighten any day with this light mocha-flavored, cream-kissed with the taste and aroma of an authentic espresso. La dolce vita was never so sweet.
Orange Truffle with White Chocolate
Warm, tropical sun and some of nature’s magic create beautiful, succulent oranges and the finest cacao. Lush, ripe and always pulp-free, let the premium white chocolate melt on your tongue to reveal the sweet tang of a Valencia. In life, a little rain must fall, but this grand orange is sunshine on a cloudy day