Monday, May 11, 2009

Hello, spring.

Not much that I'm "allowed" to post these days, since commissions are generally kept secret and show work is quiet for now, but I have been using my tumblr to post art-related bits (and bad journals/sketchbooks that I refuse to put here). This tumblr has become an interesting experiment - I actually talk about things. You know, almost like I'm a real person. Amazing! But please disregard the cynical commentary in the last few posts. Part of being a real person means I sometimes have bad days, and sometimes my love-hate relationship with art is more like a hate-hate relationship.

Ashley (who shares the same first name as my little sister) sent me a surprise email with this photo attached, along with some too-flattering words (thank you again!<3). I admire anyone that has the guts to get a chest piece. I'm pretty sure it's the one area of my body that I could never handle getting tattooed.


amanda said...

I would love to get a bit sleeve on my right arm but i can't draw so I don't know how to explain what I want to a tattoo artist.

These two tattoos are really nice. I agree chest tats are brave. I am not that courageous and my mum would kill me!

Cassandra said...

It's okay if you don't know how to draw, it's the tattoo artist's job to help you draw up what you want! Don't be shy, if you find a good artist they'll be more than willing and patient to help you with your design.

Jaime. said...

That's such a great tattoo!

I think I could handle my chest, but I can't pick any ONE thing... I'm overwhelmed by possibilities.

Also, I'm broke. C'est la vie.

Cassandra said...

You are much braver than I am!

Anonymous said...

That is exactly where I'd put my next tattoo. I've always wanted them on my upper back and chest ...mainly because in my usual line of work I can cover them but also because I think it's so incredibly flattering. I want to put a barn swallow on mine because I've fallen hard for them this month.