The idea for a Pozie Poem came from a book Rion is working on. His wife loved the idea of a mobile with positive poetry, a prototype was quickly made.
They knew it was the perfect time to introduce Pozie Poems to New York when the stock market crashed in 2008. New Yorkers were down and depressed. The mood was somber and people were in serious need of some cheering up.
Rion is one of the several artist selling their artwork at the Union Square Holiday Market this year. I'm a huge supporter for local markets as much as I am about shopping on sites like Etsy because they both are ultimately comprised of people who cherish handmade goods, their materials and customers. To me products are more soulful, more unique and there's a much deeper meaning to them.