The Skullery: Art, Design, and Craft Studio…
Since its inception in 2008, Love and Bones has created individual, custom, hand crafted items and paintings, to thousands of satisfied customers from all over North, Central, and South America. We even sold our good spirits to the rest of the world from our production line of clothing and accessories through our partnership with Zazzle.
It has always been our motivation to give back to communities in need – especially those hardest hit by hurricanes and other disasters, natural or man-made (like hurricane Katrina or the British Petroleum oil spill) in the Gulf and around the world. More than charity, we believe it is every individual’s responsibility to his or her fellow brothers and sisters and all life, to be stewards of Mother Earth – Always vigilant – in times of struggle and otherwise.
― Ray Bradbury
Like the man said, “Love what you do and do what you love.”
You always know when you’re swimming upstream… Against the currents. How? You’re never really happy where you are! Does that mean that you never make money? That you never own a home or a great car? Wear expensive clothing or have the “things” that others covet?
It’s more along the lines of feeling that there is always something missing… Having less satisfaction, even if you have those “things”, life just doesn’t have that sense of fulfillment.
This is why the celebration of life is so important!
The Day of the Dead… Dia de los Muertos… Honoring the ones you love and celebrating their time here, their teachings and their lessons. Finding that place in your heart to see that every life is worthy and worthwhile. This means everything. This is love, and this… This is what Love and Bones is all about. Yes we have fun. We make silly images and fun charms. We craft voodoo dolls and rosaries. We even make it so your outdoor birds find a place they can call home.
None of this will change the world. However, it can make some of us, in this world, a little bit happier.
Creation happens here. Fun and celebration, a sense of accomplishment happens here. At the Love and Bones’ Skullery Art and Design Studio, love happens here. So, it’s all worthwhile.
Thank you for coming. Thank you for joining and sharing in the creation.
~ Bryan Matamoros, head conjurer