Saturday, September 17, 2011

Did a little novelty Toy Story tattoo on my fiance! He sat swimmingly well!

Another awesome sitter, she wanted a statuesque lion. There's nothing more awesome than that!

Russian nesting dolls!!!!!

In progress

In progress

In progress

Just a really quick update while I run off to do other semi-important things. I'm REALLY going to try this time to consistently update this thingy thing. This summer is more like "what summer?". It went by so insanely fast, I don't even think I had one, but that's okay. I worked the Niagara Tattoo Expo which was top notch and phenomenal! And went to Chicago and got engaged! So besides living the good life, nothing has been new with me! Adios!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

My second home.

Where I spend 89% of my days.

New July Resolution.

I'm going to re-do this blog and approach it differently. In hopes of accomplishing a few things. One being to actually have the desire to post my work in here more - tattoo wise and art wise. And the other being to make it more conceptual, aesthetic, or just more appealing I suppose. So here's to a fresh start - New Years resolutions are overrated, this is my July resolution. So to that and a new appreciation for internet blogging. Maybe.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cursive Sea Lions

This year has had a good feeling to it so far. I feel slightly rejuvenated and inspired as an artist. I don't know where this is all stemming from but it's nice to not feel stagnant for awhile.

February I went here:

I definitely had an infinite amount of fun. It was nice to feel fresh air, not be with a jacket and just purely relax. Also inspirational in many ways. Attended the Musink Festival. A lot of great artists were working there, made me excited for the soon to come Niagara Falls Convention.

I also bought this:

In the art world I spit out a few new paintings. (Actually a lot of new paintings) :

An octopus for my boyfriend Brandon!

A sassy bird for Sarah!

A fox skull for my boss, Shannon!

This whimsy lady available for purchase

Hand/Skull combo

This woman for Carmen!

Slightly inspired by a Deltron 3030 song

Scarab beetle hybrid lady

And lastly - my next pre sketch for soon to come painting. Kind of like spring time ?

On to the permanent stuff!!!

Finally finished this piece I had been working on with Miss Sarah. She sat amazing, and I love the hint of fuschias in the font.

Jane got some lyrics on her chest. Also sat super awesome. I'm such a baby when I get tattooed compared to my awesome clients.

Ashley got some simple flowers on her foot. I'm glad we didn't do full shading and went more with the linework.

Did this on Caitlin, not sure if color will be added, but regardless with what we do it'll still be fun!

Janelle got this awesome Halloween themed sleeve which is the best idea ever. Period. Haha, there is so many awesome Halloween type things to tattoo it was hard to choose. This was one of my favourites.

Started shading this peacock on Sami. I cannot wait until it's all finished, we're going bright bright bright!!!

Some orchids on Kim! (The "Peace" was not done by me) I love that we did the pink highlight outline in the background. It really brought out the black and grey. We will possibly be doing this on the other side of her back! We'll see!!

4am... sooo... Off to get some sleep now!!! Love all!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superbowl is overrated...I'd rather blog.

I'm going to batter up with some paintings first!!

I did two bird paintings one being this Cardinal, and the other (below) a Blue Jay for my mother and Brandons mother as a Christmas gift! I framed them in pretty next frames I wish I had a picture of!

....Ta da

The photo of this swan painting is very fresh still so sorry for the new paint glare, but this was one of those..."was bored and couldn't sleep so here is the outcome"

This giraffe I did for Kimmys Birthday! She loves giraffes, I made her work for this gift and forced her to go on a scavenger like hunt all throughout Tonawanda to find it. How fun, muahahaha!!

Another little ditty...

Painted this, experimented with spray paint and most of all had fun while doing it!

Now how about some tattoos??

(DISCLAIMER: I know I always say I hate putting tattoos up of just linework and that I SHOULD wait, but sometimes I get so excited I can't help it. So excuse me)

I love when clients give you tons of free range. All Miss Kelli wanted was a bird and this phrase she came up with and she was open-minded and an open canvas too for the rest! A big thanks to Kelli for a fun tattoo!

Justin wanted "Relentless" on his toes and that is what he got! I'm glad he kept it basic, no color I think it has a pretty neat look to it like that.

To be honest, Calla Lilies are some of my least favourite flowers. But Lisa may have changed my opinion on that. This was so fun to do! My apoligies to the stencil still leftover : (

Kaitlyn decided to get a crazy rose, and there's nothing more exciting than the word "crazy:" in front of a tattoo idea. Stained glass inspired with a hint of red!

I finished up Matt's "Peter Gunn" piece, probably one of the more fun pieces I have done in awhile. I still have to get a healed picture, but he sat amazing! Yes!

Taylor came to me wanting a massive sugar skull woman piece. Yes, this is one of those just lined right now but first I must say how well she sat and second how happy I am to how big she went with it. I love it when clients go big with tattoos.

Another lined one, but how awesome is it that Justin got a grandfather clock? There are certain weird things I think all tattoo artists want to tattoo at some point. I get to check this off my list. Although given the chance, I would tattoo a grandfather clock piece on a different person every day for...ever!

Trevor let me tattoo an elephant on him, soooo my day couldn't even be topped after that!?! I lovvve doing animal tattoos!

Caitlin J got a cameo lady. We have much more shading to go, but I have to say I would love to do more Lady tattoos in general, this was exciting! Let's get this going!

And lastly, lined this crazy rose piece on Christine. Can't wait to finish up! We're keeping it nice and simple with black and grey! Another awesome large one!!!

Other than fun tattoos and painting... my life has been superb.

Was in Boston last weekend! Brandon was more than excited, we went for wrestling! Royal Rumble to be exact and all in all it was a great trip. A big on the chilly side, but that's to be expected. Boston is a beautiful city, there's so much there that makes me smile. But I think for the next trip, somewhere warm! We shall see!!!