Calico Shopping Bags
New Lotus Sunrise Calico Fabric Shopping Bag
It is the love the artist has for BSG that lends
inspiration to near future designs that will be created especially, for the environmental-friendly calico shopping
Today we are very conscious of the effect the
plastic bag has on our planet's environment. All too many are littered and end up caught in waterways, drains,
rivers, and oceans, endangering our wildlife and natural beauty. By using more fabric bags for our shopping needs,
that can be used time and time again, year after year, it is a small positive step toward taking better care of our
world, and animals.
The Earth (or, thirteenth colony if you’re
a Galactican fan) is after all, our only real known habitable planet. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability
as the Colonials do, to travel across the far reaches of the universe in search of a new home. We are yet to learn
|These days we
are more conscious about our environment and try to use recyclable materials, such
as shopping bags made from fabric. (Image by
"Today we are very conscious of the
effect the plastic bag has on our planet's environment ..."
"By using more fabric bags for our shopping
needs...(we take) a small positive step toward taking better care of our
Lotus Sunrise believes in looking after the
environment and conservation, and whole-heartedly endorses the use of fabric shopping bags, whatever quadrant of
Earth you live in. (I'm sure the Colonials would commit the same, to their way of saving their home worlds from
unnecessary pollution and environmental harm, if only the Cylons hadn't annihilated their twelve worlds
The artist's life-long ardour for one of the most
moving legendary Sci-fi
series, and her intrigue for the story's twelve worlds, that were cleverly
named after the Twelve Zodiac signs, also gave birth to the artist's equally life-long fascination for Astrology
It is from these deep-seated interests, that she
has been inspired to create a new collection of designs and bring forth a new product available, from Lotus Sunrise
Durable calico made with sturdy comfortable
handles. Perfect for all your shopping needs: (NOTE: suggestions that follow in brackets are purely for BSG
Calico Bags suggested
Use one or more, to and from the grocery store (to
feed a hungry warrior or family of warriors),
Carry library books (for all the warrior's
instructional period needs),
Carry a secton-end's worth of movie rentals (when the
warrior is taking some time out from fighting all those Cylons and you've been put on furlon. Sounds
like a direct order)!
Prescriptions from your pharmacist (when the warrior
is under the weather and Dr Salik has sent you to your quarters, for a bit of
And here are a few extra suggestions for further
Collect your colonial jacket from the dry cleaners in
this handy bag. (The Lords of Kobol know just what a state a Warrior’s uniform can get into. No self-
respecting warrior wants to get caught out in a flash inspection!)
Sturdy enough to bring home a few bottles of fine 100
yahren old Ambrosia for that special dinner you have planned with your lady warrior (or other victuals
with your wingmen...*hic*. NOTE: never drink and fly your viper!),
For hauling all those gold cubits home, you won at a
pyramid game, or your local chancery (just don't get caught cheating though, you may find yourself on a
Carrying home the new CD player you are installing
into your viper, (a hot-shot pilot or needs mood music), or a new pulse generator because your old one
is frac..... Needs replacing, or maybe just a great bag for carting around all your prize acquisitions
at your favourite Sci-Fi Conventions.
What a statement a personalized bag of your own
Most importantly, strong enough to hold everything
the serious shopper (or, warrior) might want to carry.
Circle of Tribes – Zodiac Design
Lotus fabric shopping bags made from
Calico Bags are lovingly made and hand
The artist offers designs, to further capture your
own imagination and understanding of your Tribal House. Each Zodiac House circles in Heavenly procession above the
Earth, each in its own ancient constellation, like twelve shepherds watching over the planet.
During civil hours we can see certain Zodiac
constellations visible in the night sky progressing in view at different times of the year, as the Earth makes it's
journey around the sun. When a zodiac constellation is not visible, it is due to the Earth's position in its orbit
at that time, and the Sun appears to be passing in front of that particular zodiac. Your zodiac house will be lost
in the glare of the Sun.
Whenever this happens with your zodiac
constellation, you are most likely to be celebrating or nearing your Solar Return, your Birthday, or Nova Yahren as
this is the time by traditional astrology, when the Sun returns to your zodiac house, as it was the day you were
Take a refreshing look at a celestial mystery,
thousands of millenia old, perhaps older than the Pyramids, (or perhaps lost in the mists of time with
Select either of these following designs for your
A design of a Zodiac Glyph to symbolize a
representation of your own Zodiac Star Sign in Lotus's stylized form.
Personalize your bag with your name, nickname, or
handle name, hand painted, in a font especially created to give a futuristic and out of this world
Select your zodiac flower from the created available
design motifs, which are especially associated with your zodiac sign.
A stylized motif, of the Alpha star found in your
zodiac's constellation (known to our ancients as, the "Shining Herd" in the Heavens), beautifully
painted in the star's actual colour, as it is seen by astronomers. Like, Leo's alpha star, which is
named Regulas (meaning 'the little king'), and is a blue-white star and is seen as a double star, as it
has in fact a companion star.
Or you may wish your Lotus Sunrise calico bag to be
personalized with a combination of your Name, your star sign Glyph, plus your Zodiac Flower, or Zodiac
Your name will appear on one side of the bag and
can be paired with your zodiac glyph below your name, if you should chose this also.
Designs of either your zodiac flower or alpha star
(or both together, if you wish) will appear on the other side of the bag, with one design atop the
If only one design is chosen, then it will be
Orders must specify the name you wish for the
artist to personalize your bag with.
Plus specify if you wish to have one, or more
design motifs to be reproduced onto your bag. Prices will vary according to design selection(s).
The artist will be launching into action to create
this inspiring new collection soon!
Disclaimer: The artist has been an
ardent BSG (Battlestar Galactica) fan for many years and the above article has been written with BSG fans in
mind, who visit this website and can easily relate to the expressions and terminology used here. Lotus
Sunrise’s New Calico shopping bag designs will be modeled on Zodiac Star Signs, their associations and their
constellations, and are in no way related to BSG.
© 2006 This article is copyrighted and property of Lotus Sunrise
Designs. All rights reserved.
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