Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Smartfish Studio

My good friend Alisha is opening her own store! We met over craftiness and now she is leaving Crafty Supermarket to Grace and I to pursue her new business, Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply. Check out this video and support her start up fund!!!

Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply from Joshua Mattie on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Late Night Delivery

I've discovered the wonderful world of begging friends driving south to bring back peanuts. Who's next? Thanks Lauren!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Beautiful Day!

At least I get to experience from my work window.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


She's 30! We're 30! We've known one another for half my life. That's nice.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


This is for a Fabricate customer. I quite like this name.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

My First Dye Job!

I was having trouble finding solid colored onesies so I decided to dye my own. It was pretty easy and they turned out perfect! Now it's time to embroider.

A Day Off!

Today has been great! I woke up early because my internal clock still thinks I need to wake up at 7:30 even when I don't have to work which gave me time to garden, shop, and hang out with Ben in the studio for a while.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Neighborhood Is Feeling Weird To Me

More information as to why here.
I didn't know him well but I've known him for over ten years and he was loved by many of my friends and this is a heavy weight on them and on our close knit neighborhood.

RIP Bones

Monday, April 18, 2011


Created this at an artist group event where everyone creates their pieces and sells them there. Good reason to get out the paint.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Dig

Music makes things a little better.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Today Was A Rough Day...

...but not as rough for me as for others. I'm heavy hearted tonight but I'm learning a lot from it all.

Monday, March 28, 2011

TRISTEN - Avalanche

I'm painting tonight and I can't stop listening to this song. The end KILLS ME in that good kind of way.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I've Been Doing Some Thinking

I'm not quite sure what the result will be but I'm sort of thinking
about what I want the next 5 years of my life to look like. More to

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Band

Aside from skipping for the first two songs I like this record a lot. More records go to this week!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Painted Tonight!

I need to quit working so much and do this more often. I need a new painting project.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Etsy Store Is Alive!

I just added some buttons to my newly reactivated Etsy account. I've never really put a lot of effort into my Etsy store before but I'm going to give it a shot again. I've been playing around with packaging for the buttons, it's a work in progress. I'm OBSESSED with making buttons. Anyone out there needing buttons?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Burt Bacharach

Back on the record listening project. Tonight I'm still in the B section. It's good background music as I make buttons!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I went to see Geoffrey Canada speak at the University of Dayton tonight. He is the CEO for the Harlem Children's Zone and author of a few books on my reading list. If everyone in this room would go out and try to impact their community the way that he has, we would have a different world. I feel like I have a lot of work to do.

Monday, January 17, 2011

In Honor of MLK Day

This record is out of order from the project that I started late year with the goal of listening to our entire record collection. It's my favorite album that I own and the first song is heartbreakingly good called Why? The King of Live is Dead. Get it, listen to it.


I love this song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and this cover makes me love it even more!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Silly first post of the year but I swear I'm going to start blogging more soon.