I'm fairly vanilla, okay, very vanilla. I don't have any part of my body pierced, or tattooed. My teeth are all white, and I stay away from rhinestones on my nails. I have, however, always loved nautical tattoos. If I were ever to get a tattoo, it would be of a clipper ship or anchor. Norman Collins, also known as Sailor Jerry was the master of nautical tattoos. It seems appropriate to only have a tattoo that a sailor would have, like Popeye. If I had a clipper ship on my chest I would walk around shirtless, smoke a corn cob pipe, and tell tall tales of the sea.
A few months ago, I decided I needed some nautical wallpaper for one of my bathrooms. I couldn’t find any that fit the bill and had some semblance of being eco-friendly. So, we decided to make our own. Now we're in the process of designing and researching manufacturing. Once I finished designing the bathroom wallpaper, I moved on to the kitchen and living room options. There is a scene from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever that I’ve considered as we designed these. Barbra Streisand has nightgowns that match her sheets, and wall-paper, which matches the sheets. It’s all very matchy. But I’ve always wondered, does she have multiples of the nightgown in the sheet or wallpaper patterns? Does she ever wash it? What if she needs a new one and can’t find a match? Hopefully when we actually make this, we won't make matching pajamas and nightgowns.