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Greetings.

There's an unquenchable thirst at our studio. We can never get enough of it.

It's learning. We like to learn things. And we love to learn from those studies and then share them with people. Especially through art. The other day I read that millions of years ago, a geologic event caused a portion of a lagoon in Palau to become trapped in a landlocked lake in the center of one of the Rock Islands. Although the lake is surrounded by high ridges on all sides, it is fed seawater through a maze of cracks and fissures in the islands limestone core. The coolest part of this prehistoric lake is the millions of non-stinging jellyfish that inhabit it. No stingers because they have evolved without any natural predators. Imagine. Millions of jellyfish fluttering about the water and following the sun's light. Instead of stinging and…

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  • Joined September 26, 2009

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About

Greetings.

There's an unquenchable thirst at our studio. We can never get enough of it.

It's learning. We like to learn things. And we love to learn from those studies and then share them with people. Especially through art. The other day I read that millions of years ago, a geologic event caused a portion of a lagoon in Palau to become trapped in a landlocked lake in the center of one of the Rock Islands. Although the lake is surrounded by high ridges on all sides, it is fed seawater through a maze of cracks and fissures in the islands limestone core. The coolest part of this prehistoric lake is the millions of non-stinging jellyfish that inhabit it. No stingers because they have evolved without any natural predators. Imagine. Millions of jellyfish fluttering about the water and following the sun's light. Instead of stinging and feeding upon stunned fish (and unsuspecting swimmers) these former predators have become undersea farmers-growing their own food through photosynthesis.

I want to draw and paint this. No. I want to fly to Palau, hike through jungle foliage to that lake and swim with the jellyfish. Until then, my imagination will do.

Cheers and welcome to the Ink and Sword shop!

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[a discussion between Ink & Sword founders]

"What are some of your favorite things?"

"Rusty things, christmas lights, robots, squishy cat bellies. What about you?"

"Brown liquor, the scene after the parade, dogs with bandanas, grungy bars with no one in 'em. What do you think?"

"I think your shirts on backwards"

"I don't care"

THIS IS INK & SWORD.
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Karen has another etsy shop featuring handmade dolls, cards and gift items at lifewithtigers.etsy.com

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