I'm just going to make this short and sweet. This was my first time being on Etsy's Front Page, so I am quite excited. Even though it was at 4 am eastern time, there was actually people that saw it, viewed and a few gave me hearts. Who would have known that people would be shopping online so early in the morning. I guess it's never too early for shopping!
Friday, April 9, 2010
My inspiration comes in lots of different forms. Nature has always been a big inspiration for me. As you can see with my Dragonfly yoga mat, Daisy Yoga Mat or Lily of The Valley yoga mat. Yoga itself is also one of my big inspirations also. You will see the Om symbol on a lot of my mats. The Om symbol has the meaning of enlightenment, which for me has been an important part of my yoga practice. I also have a Chakra yoga mat, which has to do with the 7 chakras in your body.
So, when I find inspiration I then do some sketches to see if it will look good on the mat and the layout. Then, depending on the weather I will either paint the mat down in my studio or on my back porch overlooking my backyard. But, for anyone that lives in the Northwest, you know that there is only a good few months out of the year. So, most of my painting is done in my studio.
I really want my mats to be as custom as possible, that is why I offer all different sizes and colors. I am able to offer Standard, which is 68"x24"x1/8"; Extra Long, which is 84"x 24"x1/4"; Child Size, which is 56"x24"x1/8"; and Pilates size, which is 76"x24"x1/4". I also offer an eco-friendly mat, which measures 1/4"x23"x72" with rounded corners. They are Latex, PVC, Phthalates and Chloride free. So you can feel good that you are doing your part to save Mother Earth!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Not really sure what to say in this Blog. I am new to blogging. I started my company last September. I hand paint yoga mats. And now yoga accessories also. I have always loved to paint, but never felt comfortable selling it. I started doing yoga about 2 years ago and I had a boring green mat. Although it was neon green, it just wasn't enough. So, I thought why can't I paint my mat. So, I did. The first paint I used didn't work out so hot. It rubbed off, and started chipping after drying. So, then I tried another one and haven't had any complaints. I love that I am able to do something creatively and people like it. It's one thing when my darling husband says he likes it, but when perfect strangers are telling me they love my work. It's fantastic. So, check out my websites www.flowyogamats.com and for more than my mats you can check out www.flowyogamats.etsy.com for my paintings, blankets and other neat things.