‘Bind and Loose’

‘Bind and Loose’

I am here to hold you
I will bind you,
to me
Your spirit hangs by my mortal soul,
I hold you

I bind you to me
I bind you to me

The emergence of the darkness
I hold the light, I hold the light
It flickers, it moves with the soul of you
You are just out of reach
My fingers reach

I feel you
I feel you

Just there, side-eyed, I see you
Just an ethereal wisp of filament
A shadow of my heart burning

I feel you
I feel you

Lit on fire – the magick of my being,
Breathe,
breathe in the smoke
Cherish the delicate light

I bind you to me
I bind you to me
I see you, I see you

The gossamer light surrounds me
Pulls the strings of you
Your being thin — ethereal
No longer tangible to me

I bind you, I see you
My Spirit I Loose
I Loose

Pen Names | AKA (also known as) also under copyright
~musingsilence ~∞ © LadyO©
In the year 2019 of mournfulness and empathy

Ride

Ride

Take this ride with me
It is slow and deep
It’s happenings right
in front of my eyes

You pose
I would be there in a heartbeat
My love beats with your heart
Nostalgia fills me
You are posing,
but I am not there.

You left me
What didn’t I do
What didn’t I do?
I lost you

You were coruscating
in all your colors
I lost that flash of you.
I would have given you it all
but I lost to her

You left me
What didn’t I do
What didn’t I do
I lost you

It’s happenings right
in front of my eyes

 

 

Pen Names | AKA (also known as) also under copyright
~musingsilence ~∞ © LadyO©
In the year 2019 of mournfulness and empathy

Winged

Winged

Winged

 

She broke through

Going about 767 mph

 

Sabled —

black as pitch 

coverings to keep her warm 

She blended in as night,

Though as she broke through

 

Everything will be at arm’s length

Protective measures in sight

 

Her feet were white as snow

You could tell she hadn’t walked there

No, 

she hadn’t walked there

 

She had flown through the sky

And She broke through

Going about 767 mph

With Wings soft as silk

 

Pen Names | AKA (also known as) also under copyright

~musingsilence ~∞ © LadyO©

In the year 2019 of mournfulness and empathy

Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows

 

Night, night casting shadows

Awake, spinning outside

            barefoot

Stars sprinkle dust

Moon at half mast

With Shadowland

          the other half

Digging deep in the mind

Burrowing in the pain

Outstretched hands

Digging into her belly

          Wombless

Feeling the light of the stars

Beating on  her chest

Begging the light to revive her torn heart

And torn parts

 

Written on 07-21-2018

 

Pen Names | AKA (also known as) also under copyright
~musingsilence ~∞ © LadyO©
In the year 2018 of conflict and purposefulness ©

 

Caution (Edited)

Caution (Edited)

Children speaking

in a Bevy—

 

singing choirs,

a coherence of pitch hanging

off paper with eight staves.

 

The song screams,

cutting through a cloud of Silence

and the Perpetuity of some

inalienable rights

developed long ago.

 

I hear

Elegance of the Note,

and cry Tears of Emptiness

that a cloud of Silence may win

 

again.

 

 

 

Edited by Dale Winslow, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief at NeoPoiesis Press

Pen Names | AKA (also known as) also under copyright

~musingsilence ~∞ © LadyO©

In the year 2018 of conflict and purposefulness ©

 

The Ever Blue Collection

The Ever Blue Collection

The Ever Blue Collection-1

 

Something is coming soon. I am so excited and pumped. I have been working on some designs for Weddings, Brides and Renaissance Faires!   I have listened to you and am boldly going where I am sent (or suggested) by you!  I am so dag-gum excited. How about You?

What do you think it will look like, any clues yet or ideas from those of you who suggested?

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I am working out some details, and planning, and yes waiting until it is just right!

You will be able to see it on my Website soon! you can see it on
www.nikeebottalico.com. I   have a blog on my website too, so hang out there to get sneak peeks also.  I will always come to WordPress first (♥), as I have been around here the longest… but Alas, I have to announce on my Website…too so… do visit! I will announce there and on Instagram. I hope you will love it.  Tell me in the comments what you think is coming~~

I will always be looking for Etsy Talent to shout-out here on WordPress so I am always gonna be here to show you the outstanding talent on Etsy!  Send me an email (convo) over at Etsy or on my Website and I will get back to you about a feature!  WordPress Collects emails but I do not gather those since there is not an opt in on here (giving me permission to email you).

 

Lots of Love ♥♥♥

see you soon

~nike

 

Oh my goodness it is 5 days before Christmas! What are you doing?

Oh my goodness it is 5 days before Christmas! What are you doing?

 

Oh my goodness, are you ready?  I am still not ready, talk about last minute!  Life has certainly been so busy for me this year!  I am going last minute shopping this week and Saturday!  Oh,  my!  Again I am featuring some Etsy sellers that I have interviewed and they have answered all my questions for this blog. I have asked them all how this holiday season is going for them.  They love to create, have plans for the new year, and have all come up with their Christmas plans.

First up on my Etsy Seller list is Denise Nendza.

When reading Denise Nendza’s about page you will understand why she named her shop TinkerMansLegacy. She writes in her About Page on Etsy that growing up in a tinkering household her parents encouraged freedom of expression and nourished the creativity. Her parent’s taught artistic skills so she could visualize ideas in her mind and all the creative process to flow, so manifesting an idea into reality.

Denise’s father was nicknamed “The Tinker Man,” and has always had some sort of a project going on around the home or out in his workspace in the garage area.  Between the parents, there were always cool projects coming to fruition.  They always had some sort of project in the works going on around our house and out in the garage. They updated cars and made ceramics.  There are also family photo albums that showcase the family’s creative growth.

From this upbringing, Denise has always wanted to create and has her Etsy Shop that focuses on handcrafted bracelets.  Her bracelets are beautiful and look to be great gift ideas.  It speaks to me and having a positive attitude and we all are taught to have in Artisan Indie.  I love the saying! I am sure you will find something that speaks to you in Denise’s shop!

TinkerMansLegacy

Denise Nendza At Etsy

Denise has been working on the sale of local orders and she is sure she will have some more calls for bracelets this week (for last minute shoppers like me!). Denise still has presents to make for her family members as she does not purchase gifts, she loves to handcraft for family and friends. She like many small business owners will be pulling some all-nighters. She loves it though, no complaints!

Once Christmas is over, she will begin the daunting task of counting and will check all of her inventory for the end of year ~ taxes!  Another Oh my, as I need to do that too! Once Denise has counted inventory she has new designs dancing in her head… Fa~La~La~La

Second up is Leslie D. Tucker Etsy seller~

Leslie D. Tucker of Surprise Designer sells all year round.  She does not close her shop unless she is actually away on vacation (some sellers shut shops up for a couple of weeks at Christmas since mailing is super hard and busy).

Leslie is one of my favorite sellers as she crochets pinks feminism “pussycat” hats. I am in love with her hats! When the marches on Washington start again in January 2018 she will be super busy crocheting hats. I am going to have to order one for myself! I love them! 

Model Wearing a SurpriseDesigner “Pussy Cat” Hat

She also makes fingerless gloves which I also want! Since most of Leslie’s products are somewhat cold weather items, so it is her time of year to be selling.  She has orders coming in now and she will be filling orders from a holiday gift guide she is in.

Fingerless Gloves by Leslie@Surprise Designer

Leslie’s’ Christmas shopping is for her older kiddos so gift cards are all the rage. They do not require many things… which makes life much easier!

For 2018 Leslie goal is designing everyday accessories so she is able to have a new venture and sell year round. She also has some creative new ideas for coats and other clothing items. 

Also in 2018, Leslie will be starting a local chapter of BAM (Business Among Moms) in her area.  She believes in giving back to the community.

Next up, well, is me! I have two Etsy shops and a Website.  I have changed some of my plans by opening a Bridal Accessories Shop on Etsy and I will be adding items that also will be for Bridal on my Website.  My bridal shop on Etsy is Nikeebottalico Designs  My Jewelry Supply Shop is Objectsandoddities and I offer supplies of all kinds new and Vintage and small art. I also will show you how to create items in the listing!  I am all for helping other sellers, it is my way of giving back.  My Website is   NikeEBottalico,  I also have a blog at that site where I blog about weddings!  I would love to see you at each of my sites.

Coming Soon to Etsy

Coming soon to Website

Mother Mary Small Art @objectsandoddities

I am really wishing you a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, & a Happy Hannakuah.  I appreciate you reading my blog.  I will continue to write each week, telling you about Handmade Sellers!  Please drop me a note here or private message me on Facebook if you have an Etsy Shop and would like a feature!

All three of us women, in this blog, are all successful members of “Flourish” which is now becoming ArtisanIndie. One of the super things going on with ArtisanIndie is that you can go on your phone and there is an app through MightyNetworks!  So easy to get to the site from an app, you can get to all the Training and Small business coaching on the go!  Who does not love that!  The people who have all used the training to better their businesses from Sarah Sewells Coaching Community and her Experts are helping people to be successful in many ways!  I am a member too, I learn more and more each day.  I love to give Sarah a shout-out as the community is great and will assist anyone with their small business to grow.  It is a delightful community and I hope you all investigate it! Sarah Sewell had her own 6 figure business on Etsy and had her own website so she knows what she is talking about~  Do check her site out!

 

 

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lots of love & light

~nike XO