Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Throw Down!!!

NEW!- I wrote this in a new post, but I forgot that a lot of you are probably linking directly to this post, soooooo I'll put the message here too- The Day of the Dead pumpkin is mine (Lani) and the Franken-Tiki pumpkin is Michael's. And I am happy to announce that I won! We hope everyone had a happy Halloween. Thanks for voting!!! :)

Hello people!!! To get into the Halloween spirit, Michael and I spent the greater portion of this week working on some special pumpkins and practicing our smack talk. Each of us came up with our secret pumpkin design plans and now we're ready to hear what you think! We won't tell who carved which pumpkin until the votes are in! Please vote between:

Day of the Dead Pumpkin and FrankenTiki Pumpkin carvingsThanks and Happy Halloween!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Remembering What Was ~ Florida Trip

We just wanted to share some pics from the Florida trip. Gosh they make me want to go back!! Michael and I had a friendly competition going to see who could take the best pictures, so I was being extra artsy with mine this trip. I combined them into one large image, so click on it to open the full sized version in a new window if you'd like. They look too cramped to me inside the blog :)

Combination of pictures from our Florida trip

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Party Squids Reinvented!!!!

We are back! Florida was lovely. The week after vacation is always the hardest. I dearly miss the cool waves washing over my feet, but with all of this warm weather longing, there is still a ray of sunshine in this little head of mine, 'cause we can now reveal the super secret project!!!!!
A long time ago, Michael's little sister saw a drawing of mine called "Party Squids". It was just a silly ink blot I'd made for Michael before we started drawing together. Well, she fell in love with it, so this year when she also fell in love with skateboarding, we decided she should have some party squids of her own. We gave it to her this week, so now the rest of the world can see it too. Get ready to be bombarded with Squids…

Party Squids Ink Blot Illustration on Skateboard by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoodsParty Squids Ink Blot Illustration on Skateboard by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoodsParty Squids Ink Blot Illustration on Skateboard by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoodsParty Squids Ink Blot Illustration on Skateboard by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoodsThe last one is some fancy grip tape cutting that Michael did on the other side. Yeah, I know I may have gotten carried away with the pics, but hey, why not? This is our first skateboard deck and we're pretty happy with the results. Don't worry, this one will be hanging on her wall rather than riding down the road. We have 4 more decks to illustrate, so we'll see what happens :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Time to Get on the Road

Ink Blot Domino Pendant Quilted by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoods
Well, we're off to Florida for a week in the fine sunshine. All of our coworkers have been threatened with bodily harm should they choose to call us during the trip. The Etsy shop is set to vacation mode, but we'll still be accepting emails. And so we'll leave you for now with this lovely ink blot domino that will be made into a pendant when we return. This one reminds me of a thousand quilts my grandmother made. A bit of lace, squares of fabric savaged from old dresses, and a bit of delicate stitching. Oh, and down below is an awesome pic that Miss Courageous sent us of her wearing her bottle cap bracelet she won in the Bottle Cap Challenge. Congrats again! Have a good week everyone!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wrapping Up the Bottle Cap Challenge… Literally.

Whew! The last of the Bottle Cap Challenge thank you packages will be sent out tomorrow! I couldn't resist making some cute little thank you notes special for the event as you can see above. All of the prints of Whole Hearted Half Toned are printed on 100% recycled paper and the cello bags are completely biodegradable and compostable (made from corn). We're also really excited to show the grand prize! Below is the custom bracelet made specially for our 1st place winner. She did an awesome job picking out the caps that adorn it. Thank you to everyone for making this such a fun experience!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Starry Eyed Soliloquy

Recycled Bottle Cap Bracelet by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoodsWe just finished this rockstar-esque bracelet for one of our coworkers. We liked the idea of the stars so much that we cut enough for two bracelets, the second of which will be listed in the shop in a few days. This is going to be a super busy week because Saturday we leave for Florida!!!! Hooray!!!! I need this break. We'll be gone for a solid week. When we return, we'll be able to reveal the secret project we've been working on. I think this is going to shape up to be an interesting month overall. :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Little Birdie Told Me…

… that it's time to freshen up the shop. It's amazing how time gets away from you. I'm hoping we can update sometime next week with some new items. It seems like we've been distracted with a million other things. In case anyone was wondering, we did find enough gas to get us to my parent's house to paint my mom's kitchen (the gas shortage here in Atlanta has been awful). She loved the color we picked out (called "Drizzle") and the apple painting. I'll be on the hunt this weekend for more plaques to paint. If anyone has any suggestions about what I should paint, leave them here :) I was thinking coffee cups or pears, but I have no idea what people hang in their kitchens.

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