Friday, December 11, 2009

every day stress

Honestly, I'm stressed. We have been remodeling a house for my in-laws, which has been more headaches than I ever imagined. Creating new items(when we have a free minute, not often) and trying to manage all of the online content we have out there.

All of this begins to take it's toll after awhile. I wonder sometimes how are we going to make it through today. What is going to happen tomorrow? I could ask myself this a 100 times a day. But is it really worth stressing out about? In the end I have a wonderful wife that loves and supports me. She lets me be myself without ever saying "man,you are just damn weird." well sometimes she does but we laugh about it.

At those times when we are laughing and enjoying just being around each other, I think back to all the stressful moments in the past and realize we made it. It may have been hard at the time, we could be losing our car, but in the end we have each other and are blessed to be able to share our creations with the world. So in short I guess it's not that bad after all, I mean who needs a car, lol.

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"May peace always be in your heart"
Indigo and Phoenix

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A negative can turn into a positive

Hey everyone I just wanted to take some time and let everyone know what's been going on with the hippie couple. Phoenix and myself have been creating new items everyday some are posted to Artfire and others are sold and fairs and festivals. We do have some totally new items we are trying to finish to post on Artfire (the ceramic chess sets) we hope to make it in time for christmas but they have proved to be more time consuming than I had originally thought.

We recently created a fan Page on Facebook. This page's main purpose is to help connect people from all walks of life through art. Our belief is that while creating a piece you can surround it with positive energy and that energy is absorbed by that piece. By charging the creation with positive energy it is now able to pass on to whomever purchases it. Not only do we promote our items but everyone may feel free to post a link,photo,text,video or anything else that has a positive vibe to it on our fan page. Our goal is to help everyone spread positive,pure energy throughout the world.

Just the other day I posted some new items called bottle cap necklaces. These are made from reused bottle caps. I collect these bottle caps from my father in law who is an alcoholic, my thought was even though this may be a negative thing he is doing I don't have to let it be a waste. So we plan to donate a portion of all bottle cap necklace sales to a charity of your choice. Whenever you purchase a bottle cap necklace here please remember to mention your choice of charity. At the end of the month the choices will be added up and the charity with the most picks will get the donation. I will post the charity that receives the donation here onthis blog with the amount donated. I urge everyone to participate and help spread the positive energy, that lies within us throughout the world.

Do something positive today, together we can change the world.
"May peace always be in your heart"
Indigo and Phoenix

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

bottle cap necklace

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Sadly, my father in law is an alcoholic and has been the majority of his life. One day it hit me how to turn this negative into a positive. While their is nothing he is willing to do to help himself, I could reuse these bottle caps and pour as much positive energy into them as we can.

We would like to donate 50 cents from everyone of these we sell to a charity. The idea is to let you pick which one. So along with your order let us know the charity of your choice. Every month the choices will be added up and the most picked charity will receive the donation.

Help us spread the positive energy.

Monday, December 7, 2009

a new idea

So after 3 days of trying find some inspiration i've found it. I will scavenge the the outdoor for the supplies I need and hopefully bring this new idea to everyone later today. It's so exciting to have an idea that pops in your head and can not wait to flow outward into the realm of reality. I don't want to spoil the surprise with too much info right now. But lets just say I think everyone will flip their "tops" for this new creation I am about to bring to artfire.

phoenix's new dream catcher

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here's another dream catcher created with positive energy by Phoenix.

Friday, December 4, 2009

positive energy

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I feel as if as if I captured a piece of positive energy that flowed through me in these pieces. Wear it and feel the energy radiate through you. Free shipping for the holidays!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

light switch of the day

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beautiful like "trippin" through water. Free shipping for the holidays. don't miss it for only $10 each and free shipping.

huge sale

check out the huge sale in our artfire store don't know how much longer it will last so you better hurry. See sale here

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Heather Kent December's featured artist

So We have chose the wonderfully talented Heather Kent to be our featured artist for December. She handpaints these wonderful water color necklaces and large paintings of dogs. you can see her work on etsy or at her blog. even keep up to date with her on twitter. Links will be listed below.

Q.) How long have you been creating and what really got you into it?

A.) I have been creating art all my life in one way or another. I started drawing and painting at a very young age, and have always had a craft I was doing, whether it was making cards, crocheting, collages, jewelry, painting, drawing, sewing or sculpting. I can't handle not having a creative project. I started making my hand painted necklaces in the end of August, and haven't looked back. :)

Q.) How would you tell someone off the street what it is you do?

A.) I tell them I make hand painted necklaces which are miniature paintings that I have glued onto a pendant and applied a clear coating for protection. I say I also do
dog portraits and other original paintings.

Q.) Is there any one thing you love to create?

A.) I honestly enjoy creating anything and everything but I absolutely LOVE making these hand painted necklaces. They are so beautiful and special and satisfying.

Q.)Where do you draw your inspiration from?

A.)Most of my pieces reflect things in general that make me happy. Nature, animals, fun objects, etc. I make a conscious effort to only make paintings and necklaces of things I would like to have in my house, or around my neck.

Q.)Do you ever want to try something but don't know how? If so what is it?

A.)Oh wow yes! There are so many projects I would absolutely LOVE to do. One of them is metal work. I would love to make my own frames, and sculptures. I also would love to have my own kiln and be able to do ceramics whenever I pleases. I could go on and on about things I would love to do, but those are the 2 main ones.

Thank you Heather please keep an eye on Heather here at these links.

follow heathers blog

check heather out on Etsy

check heather out on Twitter

featured artist starting soon

So we here at T.H.C. are going to be featuring a new artist every month (that we can find a willing participant) every once in awhile an unwilling one will do.just kidding.

What we would like to do is find out what compels the artist to create, how they feel when creating. And try to create a connection between artist and viewers so everyone can feel connected,

Basically spread positive energy throughout everyone.

my secret of the day

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6" polymer clay on recycled saw blade clock. I've been wanting to try this for awhile but just did it today. It was so much fun playing in the clay. letting go of all that holds you down.

Like an out of body experience where you are free. free of time,free of burden you just are. zen like:)

first of many to come

"may peace always be in your heart, and emerge from your art"
Indigo and Phoenix

Monday, November 23, 2009

matching outlet cover

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here's a matching outlet cover for the day

new light switch cover

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here's the new one for today

potpourri or candy?

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Phoenix's new creation. you choose candy dish or potpourri bowl either way it still makes for a center piece, everyone will talk about

higher level

just taking a break from putting in a stove and creating some wonderful new pieces using a new technique i came up with. These pieces make me so happy I had o let ya all know about them before I post them in a little over an hour. Stayedd up all night to make them and get them posted first thing this morning. Keep an eye out. Hope you enjoy:)

"may peace always be in your heart"
Indigo and Phoenix

Saturday, November 21, 2009

first artfire sale

Whoo getting that first sale on artfire was exciting. I got the email about 1:30 am. So excited I still haven't slept. I am inspired to create more. I just have to keep my body moving.

It's a wonderful feeling knowing that a piece of art we created will be in someones home in california. I think I am about to pass out from exhaustion though.

"may peace always be in your heart"
Indigo and Phoenix

outlet cover

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here's an outlet cover. free shipping for the holidays

new light switch cover

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here's the newest one. Free shipping for the holidays

Phoenix's art

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this is her first framed piece. I think it is wonderful. let her know what you think leave a comment

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

we are all connected

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Over the past few days I have felt stronger and stronger about how everyone is on a path in life. Although, we may not stay on the exact path we were just on in life. Inevitably, all paths end in the same place.

Some paths may even cross, some may run together for awhile, and others are together from start to finish.

In short, we are all connected.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"warm apple pie"

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this reed diffuser was a normal clear glass jar. till we put our trippy treatment on it. enjoy warm apple pie in style now (2.8 ounces of fragrance oil included)

light switch cover of the day sold 11-21-09

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This one was so much fun. I really lost myself inside this during the creation process. Enjoy free shipping 11-16-09 only

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Phoenix's new design

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this is totally awesome. Phoenix surprised me with this one. It is beautiful and I had to hurry to make sure all could see it as soon as possible. The center spins in place so you can change what people see.

Friday, November 13, 2009

new recycled watch bracelet

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I really like how these are coming out. Get yours today.

light switch plate of the day sold 11-21-09

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just created and ready to be on your wall. free shipping today only 11-14-09.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Heather Kent Art

This a wonderful soul and everyone should check her out On twitter @HeatherKentArt or here on her blog she makes wonderful necklaces and pieces of art from her heart.

light switch plate of the day

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here's the new light switch plate for 11-13-09 free shipping until the new one goes up.

perception of time

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more and more time has realyy become nothing more than a perception to us. People always ask us what time are you coming over? when you gonna get here? no we can never be late. This lovely little creation spawned from my saw blade clocks and we use recycled wrist watches that we gut and then implant polymer clay hand sand and then polish for added smoothness and shine. I love the look on people's face when they ask us for the time now.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ear ring and ring set

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just made by phoenix, on sale now hurry up and save $2.00

Matching tea light candle holder and ashtray

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Done from the same cane as "the Path" light switch cover. I just loved the way these felt and looked. Free shipping today only. they come as a set you get 2. (matches and papers not included :)

"The Path" sold 11-21-09

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While making this particular piece I kept thinking how our lives are all on a path of sorts. But no matter what path we choose we always end up back where we came from. Free shipping today only.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Phoenix fire dancing

here's 2 photos of Phoenix getting down with poi. These were taken this weekend during our working vacation.

Monday, November 9, 2009

"home" at last?

We just got back from a "vacation" we actually ended up putting in new wood floors at my niece and nephew in ;aws house. then went to my mothers and clean the roof,gutters, house, and everything in between. Came home unloaded drywall and resumed our bathroom project. Now we are gonna rest until tomorrow.

"May peace always be in your heart"

Indigo and Phoenix

oh yeah fire pictures from the trip. Coming tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"little candy"

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Phoenix's new creation Free shipping today only 11-5-09

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

dual purpose vessel

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glass vessel wrapped in polymer clay hand sanded for the smoothest feel and look then polished to a wonderful shine. Use as a decorative vase or candle holder.


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A new memory wire necklace made by phoenix. cool blues and purples dance together to create a heavenly look.

"cool flame"

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handmade by phoenix. 2 barrettes 3 1/2" long each wonderfully done. Hand sanded and polished. bet you can't find these in the store.

mind trip

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new polymer clay light switch cover of the day. free shipping today only. Thgis one was fun,fun,fuuuuuun.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Last night we were out in the backyard with our fire staff and poi. We got so far off in the moment it was like being on another plane of existence. All the day to day stress melted away and we were left with a feeling of ease. Our souls came closer together and merged into one beautiful being.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"lost roses" Cover of the day 11-2-09 free shipping today sold 11-21-09

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I got inspiration from the rose bush in our front yard. I love the way the canes came out to create the effect.

17" polymer clay beads on cord

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Phoenix just finished these tonight. I think they are beautiful.

trippy swirled pendant by Phoenix

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Blue and purple our mine and my wife's favorite colors. She wanted to creae a piece that embodied both of us at this time in our life. I think she has done a perfect job put a little bit of us into this piece.

lady bug light switch cover

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All day today I have seen the orange colored lady bugs and I got to thinking when I last saw a red lady bug. I could not get this thought out of head so i created this. Now the lady bugs are out of my head. Free shipping today only.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Trippy light switch cover

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This one had to be the one I have had the most fun with yet. Check it out free shipping only good today. 10-31-09

"May peace always be in your Heart"


Trippy light switch cover

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I think this is my trippiest one yet. Free shipping good today only

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Polymer clay Light switch plate

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This one is way trippy. I can't wait to make more. Don't forget free shipping good today only, so hurry by and pick this one up.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

new polymer clay barrettes

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Just posted on artfire. I will offer free shipping until I post another set. I think I will do this with each new set. So hurry and get them before it is too late.

Polymer clay hair clip

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A beautiful polymer clay hair clip made by my wife phoenix.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

fire dance

If you listen to the fire it makes music, it speaks to you. Watch how it moves around you and you around it. Fire dancing has to be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. It is a release from the fast paced world, a gateway to inner peace. when we are are performing everything else fades away and our inner self shows through. Contact us if you would like to put on a show.

Recycled clock

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A very trippy clock made from a recycled circular saw blade. It has been airbrushed and sealed for added luster and protection. Requires 1 aa battery

News letter

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Trippy light switch covers

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Making these were so much fun I don't know if we will ever be able to stop. Each one comes with screws and the screw holes have been countersunk for a flush fit. Each one is hand sanded through 6 stages of wet sand paper 400 through 1500 for the smoothest surface possible. Touching one is like silk.

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