Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Endless Mural

So I started this mural while working at the church it resides in. I was only about 1/4 of the way through when I was offered a wonderful career opportunity that I couldn't pass up. I didn't want to leave it unfinished, so Michael and I go once a week for a few hours to work on it. It has been over a year now since it began and it still isn't finished! I don't mind though- the kids love it and it has been a great way to stay connected to them. I'll put up detailed photos eventually. Until then, here is the progress:

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ahhh.... if I could buy anything....

These are just some of our favorites from other Etsy sellers. Some things I've already bought! But the pictures are so pretty, I can't remove them. Greta is my all time favorite for Black Apple fans.
Have a nice day everyone!

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Triple the green, triple the fun with tikis

Three of our green bone domino tiki pendants
Just a little tribute to our green tikis. The one on the left is going to Milwaukee. We'll miss her. I think we'll take a break from tikis for a while. I have some great earring ideas I'm dying to flesh out.
Visit GreenSpaceGoods on Etsy for more Tikis

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Seamour the Sea Monster

This is our newest Ink Blot. We had a lot of time on the plane from Atlanta to LA, so Seamour decided to join us. He's rather partial to hanging out in the tub attacking his bath toys. He is also our submission to Illustration Friday for "Tales and Legends". Enjoy!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ink Blot on a Domino

Here's the latest creative outlet for us. I guess you could call it a mashup between our Ink Blot drawings and tiki dominoes. The process is similar to that of the Ink Blots. We'll pass the domino back and forth adding shapes as we go. At some point, the piece speaks to us and we know that it is complete. It's really quite fun to begin a piece without any direction or idea in mind and watch what emerges over time.

That gives me an idea, we'll have to take photos of a work in progress and edit them together into a time lapse style video. It'd be fun to see a drawing ebb and flow to completion.
Check out this pendant in our Etsy Store

Friday, August 17, 2007

A Tiki is Born

This is Wainani, one of our bone domino tiki pendantsThis is our newest addition to the tiki domino family. We take antique bone dominoes and carve tiki faces on the back. The recessed areas are inked, and then the domino is painted, and clear coated. The finished product resembles a ceramic tiki mug. I wear mine every day. *smile*
Visit GreenSpaceGoods on Etsy for more Tikis

The Dragonator!!!!

This was Michael's Christmas present last year. I had a crash course in welding and had to complete it in secret (no easy task). The dragon is based on a small paper dragon he found on the internet and fell in love with. Because of the way the head is constructed, he appears to turn his head and follow you with his eyes. Currently, it stands guard over Michael's cubicle at work. (I get lots of "my girlfriend welded this HERSELF! comments" thank to this one)
Materials include: sheet metal, printing blocks, bike parts, a trowel, pipe, spoons, etc.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

We've been creating black and white drawings for a while now. Michael usually starts by making some sort of swirly shape and then passing me the paper. We work back and forth until a theme starts to emerge and then go with that theme. Here are some of our latest: Swimmingly and Ralph Gets a Balloon

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hello. This is Lani and Michael's blog about their various artistic ventures. We'll see how it goes. Now I just wish I could figure out how to add stuff to the side bar. Hmmmm

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