I started with Sparkle Pretty.
I took a few words from lyrics from Ani Difranco and combined them and that is how I came up with that name. Alas it did not stick around long because apparently there are several others that also liked Sparkle Pretty lol. Just google it and you will see what I mean. So that started the hunt for the "Perfect" name. I read many articles off the web on what it takes in building a sucessful image and it always boiled down to a brand name. So the brainstorming started! I googled so many different plays on words just to see if it was already taken. It seemed like everything that I actually liked was already claimed by someone else. /sigh
Then like most inspiration it came fast and hard as I was browsing my book stash for something new to read. Ok maybe not new, but something I have not read in a while when this struck me:
OMG! One of my favorite books of poetry just seemed to jump out at me and the name was born. It fit and felt perfect like a well worn glove on a cold day. I love this book of poetry. If you have not had the pleasure to read it I can tell you that it deserves a full 5 stars on your Goodreads list. It is a book of poems that covers all subjects that we go through in life. Love, Death, Religion, Sex, Sorrow, and Joy. Not to mention it is by Leonard Cohen who has a voice that just makes me melt lol. Every time I read it I always hear it in his voice, yummy! So that is basically where Spice Box Designs was born. I am not sure where this journey is going to take me, who knows where I will end up. Right now I just know that I am enjoying the ride (and sharing it with you) :) In parting I am including a poem from one of my favorite poems from the book. I hope you enjoy!
TRAVEL Loving you, flesh to flesh, I often thought Of travelling penniless to some mud throne Where a master might instruct me how to plot My life away from pain, to love alone In the bruiseless embrace of stone and lake. Lost in the fields of your hair I was never lost Enough to lose a way I had to take; Breathless beside your body I could not exhaust The will that forbid me contract, vow, Or promise, and often while you slept I looked in awe beyond your beauty. Now I know why many men have stopped and wept Halfway between the loves they leave and seek, And wondered if travel leads them anywhere - Horizons keep the soft line of your cheek, The windy sky's a locket for your hair. ~Leonard Cohen
Peace and <3