Handmade story boxes in themes of love, peace, music, art and life. These boxes come to life in this body of work looking like tattoos on wood – thus the name, TattooDreams. We are a husband and wife team working together for 30 years. Jon builds all the boxes, cutting and drilling every shape. Patricia conceives the integration of the images and phrasing as she develops the theme for each piece. She utilizes her vast collection of rubber stamps to impress the images permanently onto the wood. She uses paint, not ink, because of its depth, opacity, texture, and permanence. Our studio proudly maintains a zero-waste policy. When the wood is too small to build another box, we cut smaller beads from it to incorporate our stellar Good Karma Bead Strings – a unique beaded curtain. Even smaller cutoffs from the waste wood are set aside as kindling to fire our wood stoves for heat. Finally, the sawdust from all the woodworking is collected and used for compost.