Hi my name is Jaime ๐Ÿ‘‹

I am inspired by Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) and Asian pop culture, stripes, graphics and style from the 80s and 90s, electronic music, Bauhaus, celebrations, chaos, fireworks, space exploration, sci-fi, quilts and textiles, undersea creatures, topography, cartography, plated food, and architecture.

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The Yucatan

There was a sturdy vessel
Called the Yucatan.
A merchant ship she was,
Owned by Japan.
Manned by fifty men, strong and bold,
She carried a cargo of millions in gold.

At dawn there came a roar,
The mast fell, killing four.
โ€œNo quarter; no quarter!โ€ was the Captainโ€™s call,
As the enemy poured in,
Ball after ball.
Suddenly, she sank, under a great wave.
Then, a clank,
She had reached her grave.

Fifty men, strong and bold,
had gone down with the Yucatan,
And her cargo of gold.

โ€”Nathan Ellis, age 12