Sunday, May 10, 2009

Live Long & Prosper!

We went to see Star Trek today.... WOW! It was perfect - perfect cast, story, effects - it had it all! It was amazing and we recommend seeing it on the big screen. Don't wait for DVD!

In other news, we finally got
all of the photos on my Etsy shop updated! I think it looks amazing! Let me know what you think. I'm sure it will get even better as time goes on. Yay Ocean!!!! I think it is making a difference for sure. I've been have more page/items views and had 2 sales at the end of last week.

I worked on that special order bag a little. Didn't get as much sewing done as I wanted this weekend, but doing the rest of the photos took quite some time.

We also got Ocean's mannequin ordered! We found it on Ebay. He has a black female mannequin but needed a male. We ordered some natural colored organic t-shirts for SquidInkwear too! And, I finally got my garment labels ordered from Jennifer's Jewels on Etsy. She came highly recommended by team members of Etsy's Carried Away Bag Team. So, writing all this out made me realize that we got more done than I thought!

Working on writing catchy product intros on my Etsy product pages had me pull out of my old poetry journals. I used to write a lot and would write in my own rhyming style and not following any formal for or contemporary trends. I think it's giving me the writing bug. The last poem I've written was 2004! I thought I'd share a couple of them with you.

This one below was written March 1997. It's expressing the quest for individuality, navigating the challenges of societal and social pressures and influences and the need for self expression.

Am I, Am.

A warm trickle fighting the flood
cooling the coals within my blood.

A flutter twirling in the gale
blowing the comfort of my veil.

A dim ray sparking ebony
hiding answers eluding me.

A sole whisper above white noise
reaching for hearing life destroys.

The following, written March 1999 portrays finding my voice...


I breath a picture with my words,
An ever-changing memory.
Capture my essence, then it blurs.
My voice is spirit flying free.

Eternal voyage through your mind,
Once I am heard your soul must move.
My origin you'll never find,
For who has dared the Wind's source prove?

Make a great week!


  1. Very beautiful poetry! I found that having my own Blog has definitely pushed me to be creative in so many different ways. I am starting to take my camera out with me walking an such. Congrats on your store. It does look amazing! You have been working really hard :)

  2. P.S. Love the pictures! Especially this one. How fun is that!

  3. Thanks! My husband Ocean took these and was really playing and having fun! He worked so hard on the pictures not to mention the pickiness of the designer that kept making him take some over.... ;) I'll let him know!