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I just want to create and live life on my own terms. It was not until rather recently that I chose to make my little creations public, but I have always loved art and creating. My wife is an amazing artist and has been on Etsy for some time. She has a different outlook on life than almost everyone I have ever known before and inspires me every day to create and keep creating. I made the final decision to make my life more fulfilling and focus on art and my writing after re-reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I had always known that I had a different outlook on life than most people, but reading Thoreau brought it all together and made me see that I was not living the life that I was meant to or wanted to live. So, blame my wife and Thoreau for my strange creations seeing the light of day! Now I'm on my way to being the hobo pirate poet who I always wanted to be :)…

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  • Joined January 21, 2010

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I just want to create and live life on my own terms. It was not until rather recently that I chose to make my little creations public, but I have always loved art and creating. My wife is an amazing artist and has been on Etsy for some time. She has a different outlook on life than almost everyone I have ever known before and inspires me every day to create and keep creating. I made the final decision to make my life more fulfilling and focus on art and my writing after re-reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I had always known that I had a different outlook on life than most people, but reading Thoreau brought it all together and made me see that I was not living the life that I was meant to or wanted to live. So, blame my wife and Thoreau for my strange creations seeing the light of day! Now I'm on my way to being the hobo pirate poet who I always wanted to be :)

I enjoy using unorthodox methods and have no formal training. My shop is an eclectic mix of what I call eccentric folk art. I have such diverse interests that the range of subjects I choose may seem very strange to some, but it keeps things interesting! Have fun and enjoy my shop! http://www.etsy.com/shop/GhostshipsShantyShop

I also run a Halloween shop and a vintage shop with my wife:
www.midnightjamboree.etsy.com
www.scavangersvintage.etsy.com

My talented wife's art shop is: www.corvid337.etsy.com

I leave you with one of my favorite poems...

To the Hesitating Purchaser

If sailor tales to sailor tunes,
Storm and adventure, heat and cold,
If schooners, islands, and maroons
And Buccaneers and buried Gold,
And all the old romance, retold
Exactly in the ancient way,
Can please, as me they pleased of old,
The wiser youngsters of to-day:

—So be it, and fall on! If not,
If studious youth no longer crave,
His ancient appetites forgot,
Kingston, or Ballantyne the brave,
Or Cooper of the wood and wave;
So be it, also! And may I
And all my pirates share the grave
Where these and their creations lie!

-Robert Louis Stevenson

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