Watching Good Morning America, as if on cue, they are confirming my disdain for xmas consumerism by having a "re-gifting" party!!
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
No, I'm not entering the marathon. I had done a touch up on my son's tiger lily tattoo and was just about to leave when we got two walk-ins. A couple wanted matching tattoos of the Warrior Dash icon: a viking helmut. Beneath the helmut are the years they ran, and will add to it as they go. Loved the font! Apparently, the motto is blood, sweat, and beers. Client thought the font looked like blood and sweat... Pretty cool!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Annual camping weekend!! Fun and frivolity with friends!
This year's theme was "your favorite dish from Thanksgiving or Christmas." Decorations were also encouraged!
I wish I knew how to include more than one picture... I'll post another blog just for the pics..
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Walk-in client wanted tribal wrist band with font above, "Let Them Forget Nothing" While this may seem like an easy, small, tattoo, it was pretty difficult. Instructor warned me! Once, I thought I'd lost the stencil. So I quickly layed the ink for the rest of the tattoo, then repeated any lines that needed darkened. The toughest part was getting even saturation over the sides of the wrist.
I have to admit, with the difficulty factor, and repeating the lines, I didnt see a single blow out or "blue-ing"!
Friday, July 20, 2012
I was told lunch and snacks would be provided...
11:30 beignet w/coffee
12:15 two PB & Js on whole grain bread, banana, chocolate chip cookie, last slice of cheese pizza, water (I passed on the sweet tea) ;)
I think there were more grains than bread! Interesting sandwich.
Think I need a de-carb-rillator!
Next up, vol at Root Beer Float station! I'll try to stay out of the ice cream...no promises!
Sponsors making some progress....
Volunteering at Sand in the City. Sponsors build sand sculptures in Pioneer Courthouse Square. Public votes with dollars for favorite. Proceeds go to Impact NW, helps low to moderate income families.
I'm in charge of recycling AM, Root Beer Float station PM.
Sponsors are busy at work on their sculptures....
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Today was son's last radiation treatment!! Follow-up in 3 months and MRI to check on tumors, or lack of.
He has some patches of hair loss, and short-term memory problems - which may be permanent - but mild, like someone in their 40s, but should be able to get by with memory aids. All in all, I think he came through pretty damn good!
Love you, Son!!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Got a new tattoo for myself today!
It's a mash up of two illustrations by homo-erotic artist, Tom of Finland. I couldn't find just the right "portrait", so I put the torso of one on another.
It was done by a fellow student, a little challenging for him, but I think he did a great job!!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Heard the sounds of birds squawking like it was the end of the earth outside the condo today.
Went to see what all the commotion was about... As I watched the Robins and Blue Jays screeching at each other, they slowly evacuated from the large maple.
When they had all left, I also noticed two large, brown, forms on the branches. At first, I thought they were some strange form of nests each bird was protecting. As I continued to stare at the nests, one blinked back at me! My picture is not the greatest, but if you look to the right, you can make out the owl! Way cool!
Happy Memorial day!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Added final color and shading to the center, with highlights to the seeds, per clients request. Petals needed some touch up. Took another three hours total. She's a rock! Looks great!
More to come. Remember, this is the start of a large back piece down the left side...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Another new client also wanted to add to a previous tattoo. A trail of stars from her lower back to behind her ear. Ran out of time to do the ones behind ear. Placed each star individually! She really liked it!
She is on the fence about doing the ones behind the ear, or filling in some of them. We'll see at her next appt in two weeks...
Sunday, April 22, 2012
My first client, outside of family, wanted vines and flowers added to a previous tattoo. She also didn't like the tail ending on the hummingbird. Using a reference she brought in, and with some help from the instructor, we came up with this, a cover-up. Client also had a limited budget, $40.
I stenciled the main elements, flower and leaves, instructor connected them with vines, free-handed on the client!
I like the color of the leaves, they look curved.