Friday, April 30, 2010

NEW blog love

Our friend Beth Dotolo has created this outstanding new blog called hello, splendor. I am not just loving on them because they were loving on us. It is a cool, edgy blog with funky ideas and finds. Check it out!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Caveman Tri

This past Sunday, Shannah, my husband, Andrew, and all the ladies of Team Good Ass Fried Chicken participated in the caveman triathlon in Grapevine, TX. It was an official race, but more of a practice for the main race, Capital of Texas Triathlon in Austin on Memorial Day. I went to cheer on the team with my friend, Blake. Here are a couple of pics he took of Shannah and Andrew during the race.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Butterfly Press

Here are some articles written about this weekend's Grand Opening for The ZONE playroom at Denver Health. The article also includes some great comments about the beautiful butterfly sculpture.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Butterflies Set Free

Shannah and I have had a whirlwind of a week. On Monday, we caught a super early flight to Denver, CO and set to work. I must admit that such a large, outdoor install in a city not close to Dallas, combined with the particulars of a children's hospital all made me very nervous. But I didn't need to be! The people who worked for Denver Health and Saunders Construction couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful!! We put the butterflies together then Shannah and John (our sweet, patient friend who drives a mean lift) started hanging them with trusty airplane cable. Tony (our other sweet friend who was head of this huge job) and I did a lot of directing from the ground, and occasionally, from the second story window. The awning over the butterflies creates a wind tunnel some days, so the butterflies had to be connected at several points. We wanted them to look like they were passing through the awning dipping high and low. We are so pleased with the way they turned out! The wings are in different placements and the various sizes and styles of butterflies add a realistic dimension to this beautiful sculpture. One of the best parts is the huge windows in the second story playroom which allow you to see the intricacies of each of the butterflies at eye level. We also placed three butterflies in a small, but tall circular room of windows that is going to be a library. The new playroom and outdoor space at the Children's sector of Denver Health looked fabulous for the big reveal this Saturday. Of course, we are biased, but the Butterfly Sculpture was the best part!!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

packing up and shipping off...

Here are some pics right before we packed the butterflies up and shipped them off. Monday and Tuesday, Shannah and I will be in Denver executing the install. I will be sure to take pictures of the butterflies at their final destination. This project has been on a crazy timeline, but I know it's going to be completely worth all the hard work.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

back to the grind

This is a super hot picture of Shannah after she spent all day polishing the butterfly bodies. Small perks of pregnancy... I get out of these nasty jobs.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


to all those who came out to see us for Urban Street Bazaar. It was a huge success and we could not have asked for better weather!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Urban Street Bazaar

If you missed us yesterday, come down to see us @ Urban Street Bazaar in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff from 12 to 4. There is great live music, amazing handmade product and the weather is gorgeous!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Prints of Love Event... Thursday, April 8th 12-4

Please join us at Baby Bliss (in Snider Plaza) tomorrow from 12-4 to make a one of a kind fingerprint necklace. Perfect gift for Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cast away...

This week we are in full casting mode. Here are some pictures of Joe casting the resin for the butterfly bodies. I think they are turning out super cool!

This is one of our busiest weeks of the year thus far.....from photo shoots to casting to sanding to baby bliss events and Urban Bazaar. More blog posts to come!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Check out the dog tags ONLINE

Why it took us so long to post the dog tags on the website...I have no idea! After many requests, they are finally up, so ORDER AWAY. Here is the link and some pictures to entice you.

Paws for Peace $18
for the peace loving dog

Lucky and Loved $18
for all the dogs that are lucky to have a good home and to be dearly loved

Hamsa $18
a sign for protection (usually seen as a hand, but in this case we designed a paw)