Wednesday, February 25, 2009

You May Have to Fight Me for It.

Have you ever made something that you just don't really want to give up? I'm still debating on this one. Blue and orange are my two favorite colors (this week), so I'm finding it difficult to part with this little number. Besides, who could resist that tiger??? Otherwise, things are well. We woke up this morning to a sweet sight. A mourning dove decided our flower basket would make a good napping spot. I guess it is rather nest-like. We tried not to disturb her, and she stayed puffed up there for quite a while. Happy Wednesday!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bottle Caps Ready for Spring

Green and Pink recycled Bottle Cap Bracelet by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoodsI'm so excited about this color combination! This shade of deep pink is rather hard to find, so we have to tip our hats to the wonderful people who have sent us their bottle caps that made this bracelet possible. With the green and pink looking both funky and fresh, I'm certain that this bracelet would feel at home at a dance club or a Sunday brunch without a problem. What more could a girl ask for? Go check out all of the other angles of it in the shop.

Still a few more to finish, so stay tuned! We hope to have these finished this week.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Post Valentine's Wish List

So lately there have been a few items that have been tugging at my heart strings on Etsy and since it's been a while since we've had a good feature, here goes!

Secret Decoder Card by CrankbunnyOk. I admit it. I may not celebrate Valentine's day, but when I saw the secret decoder valentine by Crankbunny, I swooned. Words cannot describe how much I admire Crankbunny for her amazing skills.

Market bag by MoopI never considered myself to be a bag collector, but it certainly is turning out that way! Moop makes sturdy canvas bags that are meant to survive life and make it easier to get through. My love lies with the market bag in provincial blue.

License plate picture frame by RanditanLast but certainly not least is this license plate frame by Randitan. Seriously, it already looks like something that belongs in this house! I adore the rough puzzle quality it has and color combination is perfect.

I so wish I had found these before my birthday. Anyone up for Christmas in March?


We have some prints for sale in the shop! Hopefully we'll have a wider offering soon, but in the meantime, there are a few ink blots and one of my personal favorites– The Green Fairy. In other news, our Amaryllis just bloomed and they are lovely, so we thought we should share :) Have a good week everyone!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Eagerly Awaiting Spring

Ink Blot Drawing named Grow by Lani Mathis and Michael Ayers of GreenSpaceGoodsA few of the trees in our apartment complex have started to bloom. We've had some unusually warm weather which has actually made it rather pleasant here. Still, I know the cold will return before too long. There is a large tree in our "front yard" that is always stunning in the Spring and is the biggest reason I'll hate to move when the time comes. Its blossoms are rather frilly and pink, which anyone can tell you isn't my style, but for some reason I've become particularly attached to it peeking into our balcony view. Its trunk is slightly twisted and I imagine if it had been fortunate enough to have been planted in a garden rather than an apartment complex, its branches would be perfect for sitting in and enjoying a good book. It's helped this place feel more like a home despite the tiny kitchen and slippery steps. Call me a tree hugger if you like. Sometimes they are just as welcoming as a good friend.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Time is Marching On

Alarm Clock digital illustration by Lani MathisI need to make something– badly. We've everything but shut down the shop since being laid off, and now I just can't seem to create anything. I have some good ideas, but I feel like exerting energy on anything other than the job hunt is not making progress. Then again, more portfolio pieces can't hurt either. I've considered working on some more digital illustration pieces, but I'm not sure what to create. At my last job, most of the illustration work I had the chance to do was around Christmas due to the shear volume of holiday themed products we pitched, so it would be nice to have something that shows what I can create without the use of tinsel and garland. If there are any ideas out there, please toss them my way :)

Hope everyone is having a good week.

blogger templates | Make Money Online