Iocane Tote Bag
"Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!"
An iocane bottle adorns this lightweight natural canvas tote, manufactured in ethically responsible and socially compliant factories, screen printed in a small, family owned California shop, and drawn and designed by me—a child of immigrants, self taught artist, and small business owner. When you purchase this piece, you support so much, and so many.
Use it to shop at the farmer's market or while perusing used bookstores. It's big enough for toting around a spellbook, a tarot deck, and a few crystals too :). Every tote includes a matching acrylic pin.
*ALL SALES ARE FINAL*
I grew up in Los Angeles in the 80s, and much of that growing up was spent across the street at Mrs. Adams' house. My dad was a single parent, and she was the surrogate grandma who helped him survive that. Her granddaughter, Melinda, was my sisters age, and her son, Charlie, lived in the house next door. They were our family, and it always felt safe there.
We spent our holidays with them, and went on family vacations together. My most vivid childhood memories are of playing hide and seek in that house, or sitting in one of the three big chairs in the TV room, often with a TV tray full of chicken noodle soup and saltine crackers.
That’s where I watched The Princess Bride for the first time, and where I’d watch it again and again and again for years until that VHS finally gave out.
In the past 30 years, I have watched the film more times than I could possibly count. I read the book once every few years, and I rarely go a day without quoting it in conversation. I shared it with my son when he was small, and almost always have it on when I'm writing.
I know I'm not alone in the way that I cherish this film—it's probably your favorite, too. And so, I humbly present to you my homage to the greatest movie of all time. It was a joy to create, and I hope it brings you an ounce of joy, maybe more.