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Posts from the ‘People’ Category

Everbank and more…

March 9th, 2012


Michele reports on her great progress so far with Everbank (Wholesale Closing Department), The Kroom Family, and Wade Haynes. Thanks Michele and Rachel for being our Messengers!


Fenandina Beach Middle School

March 4th, 2012


This in from Rachel, our Super Messenger:

“I received these messages from a friend of mine. Thought I’d put them together and get a picture for you.  I’ll be placing these messages in empty bottles today!”

These super cool messages are from Mrs. Janzens American History 7th Grade Gifted Class at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Thanks everyone!

Starting on The Wall

March 3rd, 2012


It’s time to start building the wall. The bottles are in and we have less than 2 months to get things done. More later on the design. I’ve been working on a few different ideas and finally settled on one that incorporates a 66″ x 66″ wrap-around frame for each wall segment. This will make it easier to build, setup, and install. My art partner-in-crime Dolf James let me use his table saw to rip some 2x4s, but as you can see he took control. Maybe he didn’t want to risk having me lose a body part. Thanks Dolf, we’ve got about 25 more of these to make. It’s going to be cool!


Bolles High School

March 3rd, 2012


Here is Jim Smith, fellow artist and longtime teacher of the arts at Bolles. Jim arranged to have several clubs collaborate to collect bottles with messages. This was totally done by the students…no teacher prodding here. A great effort and welcome addition to the wall. Thanks Jim and all the students who participated.


125th Fighter Wing

March 2nd, 2012


My friend Rachel has been busy collecting from neighbors, schools, churches and her husband Brian’s 125th Fighter Wing squadron at the Jacksonville airport. We appreciate this kind of participation and your heroic service! Keep the bottles coming…please!

Today must have been “Bottle Day”

March 1st, 2012


We had 2 deliveries at the studio today, one from Mike who has been collecting from work and his neighbors, the other from Amy and her 2 girls whose husband was a Marine. She saw the project on First Coast Living and decided to save bottles at home. Nice going everyone, the wall is growing everyday!


A super cool thank you card

February 28th, 2012


Today we received a very special card…wow, we are so grateful!