fishing lures’ dada poem

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2020/11/30

T’was a month before Xmas and the boat was hard up,
Trucks* made their deliveries, and came to pickup.
(*FedEx, UPS trucks)

Malls that once rang out with good cheer
Fast became forests complete with the deer.

Stockings were draped over the heaters with care,
A-waiting the fuel delivery that would soon be there.

The tree was so festive — with tinsel silver!
The lures cried, what are we, chopped liver?

So out came the minnows, chatter bait and bugs;
The angels and shepherds and spinners did hug.

Poppers and plotters, swimmers and frogs
Wassailed the crêche before the yule log.

And a good time was had by all inanimate objects.

…blah blah blah here.

Fleet Week and the National Stationery Show!

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2015/05/18

Drum roll, please! we are at the convergence here, in this happening city, of both Fleet Week AND the National Stationery Show!

Say it with a war ship greeting card!


Many thanks to the CO of USS CHINOOK (PC-9) for commissioning the drawing of his vessel for his crew.
(Prints were ordered; I just made the greeting card up for this post.)

And much thanks to Sarah Schwartz, editor of Stationery Trends for using Bowsprite cards to illustrate her very good article on the trends in the industry:


Very interesting information, beautifully designed with clever charts depicting the results of survey responses from 299 greeting card suppliers, manufacturers and retailers.

If you go to the National Stationery Show and look out the west exits, you’ll see the Fleet go by! who could ask for anything more? Sarah Schwartz is speaking at 2pm: see you there! going with my dear friend, Anja Kroencke, click to see her gorgeous work.

built: 1993, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA
class and type: Cyclone-class patrol ship
displacement: 331 tons
length: 174 ft / 53 m
beam: 25 ft / 7.6 m
draft: 7.5 ft / 2.3 m
speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
complement: 4 officers, 24 men, 8 Special Forces