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christina sun
new york harbor usa

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su_g commented on bowsprite's design:

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Very unusual among the contest entries, and so nice to see a marine theme for a tea towel (which even sailors use...) The illustrations are quite beautiful. Very well done.
Posted over 1 year ago.
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rhondadesigns commented on bowsprite's design:

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Your marvelous design is beautifully illustrated with a great variety of nautical vessels! This would be an ideal gift for anyone with an interest in the maritime theme!
Posted over 1 year ago.
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inscribed_here commented on bowsprite's design:

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Your illustrations are fantastic. I love this!
Posted over 1 year ago.
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mariao commented on bowsprite's design:

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very nice drawing!
Posted over 1 year ago.
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snowflower commented on bowsprite's design:

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I really love your design. Geat Job!
Posted over 1 year ago.
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bowsprite commented on bowsprite's design:

2013 nautical tattoo calender
2013 nautical tattoo calender
A tea towel calendar of nautical tattoos for 2013 researched byOwen Burke, Brian Lam of The Scuttlefish: A tattoo of an Anchor told that a sailor had crossed the Atlantic, or was part of the Merchant Marines. "Hold" written on one set of knuckles and "Fast" written on the other was meant to give a sailor good grip in the rigging. A Rope tattooed around the wrist meant that a seaman is a deckhand. Crossed Anchors on the webbing between the thumb and index fingers marked a bos’n's (or boatswain’s) mate. A Nautical Star or Compass Rose was given so that a sailor could always find her way home. A Harpoon marked a member of the fishing fleet. A Full-Rigged Ship displayed that a sailor has been around Cape Horn. A Dragon signified that a sailor has served in China. A Golden Dragon was given when a sailor crossed the International Date Line. A Shellback Turtle or King Neptune was earned when a sailor made it across the Equator. Guns or Crossed Cannons signified military naval service. A Sparrow or a Swallow tattoo would go to a sailor for every 5,000 nautical miles they traveled–a swallow because it can always find its way home. Royal Navy sailors during WWII who took part in Mediterranean cruises were tattooed with a Palm Tree, as were U.S. sailors who spent time in Hawaii. A Dagger Through A Rose meant a sailor was loyal, and willing to fight anything, even something as sweet as a rose. During WWII, a tattoo of a Pig and a Rooster was worn to prevent a sailor from drowning. When pigs and roosters were boarded on boats they were put in crates that floated and subsequently, often ended up the only survivors of wrecks. Crosses on the Soles of one’s feet warded off hungry sharks.
Posted over 1 year ago.
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jangy commented on bowsprite's design:

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My Coast Guard friend was telling me all sorts of stories about when he was in the CG, while looking at both of your CG panels. Wonderful work! Trying to get him to talk his wife into buying some yards.
Posted over 2 years ago.
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francine commented on bowsprite's design:

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Very nice!
Posted over 2 years ago.