Elephant Apprecation Day

Elephant Appreciation
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September 22nd is a very special day. Maybe you've heard of it, seen it trending on Twitter or Instagram? If not, no worries. I'm here to spread the word (and the love) about Elephant Appreciation Day.

Pachyderm lover Wayne Hepburn created Elephant Appreciation Day in 1996. Wayne was as fascinated by elephants as I am. It's easy to understand why so many admire this beloved and majestic creature. Elephants are more like humans than you think.

I could name off a million things that make elephants one of the most amazing animals. However, the coolest things about elephants is their ability to feel. Elephants form a very tight knit family group, they respect their elders, and they have been known to emit emotions such as crying, laughing, and above all, love. 

The joy that elephants bring is contagious, which is why I've created a limited edition Elephant Appreciation Day mood-light. Order this light here, or email me to arrange your custom order in time for Elephant Appreciation Day!

Elephant mood-light

Elephant bulb


Burning Man Love

Burning Man Lit Up

Burning Man is only a few weeks away! I’m sure it feels almost like Christmas for the thousands of folks that attend this annual event. Living on a sailboat in the Virgin Islands, I won’t be able to attend. However, that doesn’t stop me from feeling a little giddy about the fact that Burning Man is right around the corner!

The concept of Burning Man really hits home with me: bringing grand, joyful experiences to attendees that lift the human spirit and address social problems at the same time; promoting unity and inspiring a sense of culture, community and personal engagement. It’s no wonder so many artisans come together to build Black Rock city in the Nevada desert. This is what drives most of our artistic passions -  the idea that we can lift the world up and spread light and love all around to ultimately unify.

Take a moment to read about the guiding 10 Principles of Burning Man. Seriously, these are life changing ideas that should be promoted and supported at all times. Burning Man represents something much larger than just a music festival - it is a soul-shaking experience.

Burning Man Sculpture
Burning Man Sculpture

Lights are such a big part of Burning Man. At night, the desert lights up with showers of light from the different camps and I am grateful to be included through my work. During the day, solar lights recharge to be used after sundown - truly an event that shares my love of sustainable energy. In fact, my solar path and luminaries have become popular fixtures at Burning Man. For this reason, I’m taking custom solar light orders through August 10th. This gives me enough time for creation and shipping. All other bulbs would need to be ordered by August 15th in order to be received in time for the event.

Here is a custom order I’ve painted in the past for Burning Man:

Burning Man

Custom burning man

Follow me on Facebook where I’ll be sharing more about my love of Burning Man as the event gets closer.

Socially Conscious Shipping

Socially concious shipping

Lately, I’ve been really trying to focus on promoting sustainability and mindfulness through my blogs. I’ve been blessed with a successful first half of the year and I like using this growing outlet (blog) to spread my love of spreading light. As much as I like knowing that what I’m doing is making a difference, I also want to highlight those around me who are doing their part.

I would be remiss if I didn’t showcase my partner in all this; by partner I mean my shipping partner. Since the beginning of 2014 I’ve depended on Build Industries to safely deliver my hand-painted Mood-Lights to you. Located in Los Angeles, Build Industries warehouse most of my painted lights and ship my online orders for me so that they arrive more quickly than even I would be able to ship them (I’m always traveling). However… they really do so much more.

Build Industries is known by so many as the organization “with a heart.” Build is a nonprofit company that supports adults with developmental disabilities. Over the past four decades, more than 8000 adults with disabilities have been set on the path to greater independence and a better way of life through participation in the various programs Build has developed to meet the needs of developmentally disabled adults. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

When I heard about Build it was so important for me to become involved with their mission. They donate a percentage of profits to assist individuals with disabilities and other barriers to achieve their highest potential by providing a variety of rehabilitation and employment services to enhance their quality of life, independence and vocational growth. They’ve even come up with a Good Samaritan Kit to give a person in need the chance to better care for themselves while also providing them with the comfort of knowing they are not forgotten.

When you order from Mood-Lights, you not only ordering art that I’ve created from reused, repurposed materials, and you’re not just supporting small business… you’re contributing to Build Industries and to their bold, empowered movement. You’re being socially conscious and enabling me to do the same. So, thank you for your support and a huge thanks to Build Industries for making my job easier, allowing me to feed my traveling addiction and for making the world a better place by spreading more light.

Build Industries

Custom Order Hand-Painted Light Bulbs

We make custom order hand-painted light bulbs! Hand painted Mood-Lights cast the painted image and colors onto surrounding surfaces! Each is an original one-of-a-kind which projects the its unique painting in Light onto whatever the Light hits. If you can dream it we can paint it!

Here’s a few recent custom bulb orders we’ve wrapped up for our Mood-Light fanatics. 

We don’t know many people that don’t have a “favorite brew” so when a customer asked us to bring their’s to life, we were ecstatic. 

Here we apply the first color to the Custom Lagunitas Dog Mood-Light Bulb


That’s a wrap! Here’s the finished Lagunitas Dog Mood-Light Bulb.


Perfect for a man cave or bar wouldn’t you say?

We’re big fans of bringing nature into your indoors, we have a lot of Mood-Lights available on the shop that are inspired by nature. http://www.mood-lights.com/enter-the-store/category/14-scenes

Here’s a cherished custom order of an elephant, often representing matriarch’s of the world, and known as a symbol of strength. 



Mother nature holds a special place in our hearts. As proponents of saving the plant and doing what we can to repurpose and reuse as much of the materials as we can in our business endeavors, when we were asked to create a custom hand-painted light bulb of our globe we were thrilled. Isn’t the finished version just beautiful? 


Ready for us to bring your vision to life? Make your custom order request here. (request custom order tab)SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

We Want Your Old Punch Cups!

Punch Cups

As you all know we’re big fans of refurbishing and repurposing just about anything we can. So when we ran out of Punch Cups for our Solar Luminaries we immediately thought of the thousands of punch cups probably sitting around waiting for a little love. Never fear, punch cups, Mood-Lights is here to give you a new life. :)

We’re asking all of our friends, fans, and lighting fanatics to search high and low for Punch bowls and cups they aren’t using anymore and send them to us (we’ll happily cover the shipping!) and as a thank you we’ll send you a brand new painted Punch Cup that Lights Up and is Solar Powered to brighten up your patio, garden, campsite and more!

Pass on the repurposing love, we thank you for it (and so does Mother Nature).

Thanks friends!