Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A little embarrassed...

I'm posting my little heart off over the last month or so, and can't understand why I am not getting any comments. NONE!! I thought for certain that the tattoo would have prompted some comments - even if it was that people thought that I was insane (not too far from the truth). Nothing.

Then, I was posting this mornings post when I noticed something in settings. It was set so that I had to approve all the comments. Hell? When did I turn that setting on? I don't remember doing that. Was I drinking? Was I smoking crack?

I had a lot. LOT. of comments to approve. And only one to be deleted (I can't read Chinese).

My bad....


Finally finished with this bracelet. Having a chubby wrist means that I needed to make more components than the directions called for, but I finally had enough over the weekend. I strung them together and took photos in the early morning light.
The sparkle on mine is very, very nice, but not as sparkly as the original. Marcia's has BLING, while mine has bling. I didn't have access to double AB jet bicones, but I had a lot of plain AB jet bicones, which is what I used. I still love it.
Is there anyone else out there that hears "Fanfare" and automatically puts in "for the common man" which was on an Emerson, Lake and Palmer recording?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I did it...

After years and years of thinking about and threatening to get a tattoo, I finally did it. I have thought about moose (of course), teddy bears, Korean script and more - but I never did commit to anything over the years. That was until last year when I saw Ben Houstie's print of a flock of hummingbirds. I just love the stylized hummingbirds that he has drawn.

Well, I committed Friday night and had my lower leg tattoed. I love it. Learning how to take care of it was interesting - none of the web pages tells you exactly what to do and for how long - just bits and pieces and lots of conflicting information. So, I'll do what Mark from Liquid Chaos suggested. This picture was from this morning - about 12 hours after the tattoo was done. The colours will even out as it heals.

I love it. Yes, it hurt - but not as much as a root canal. It was more of an annoyance for about an hour, if the pain scale was a 10 total, I might have hit 5 a couple of times. It's almost completely impossible to describe.

Am I glad that I did it? Yup? And would I get another tattoo? Most likely - but I won't just jump into one - it's got to speak to me as this hummingbird did.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

OMG!! Found it!

A zillion years ago, I posted that I had to remake Marica DeCoster's business card case because I lost it and couldn't find it anywhere? Guess what I found today?

I put on a jacket that I don't wear very often (over the head, no zipper, but does block the wind well and I bought it in Korea in 1999 so I am sentimental over it), and there it was in the pocket. Go figure!!

What am I doing?

  • Beading another necklace piece
  • Earrings from an Ann Benson kit (I don't like peyote bezels around a large crystal so I modified it to RAW)
  • Spring gardening (if this rain would stop)
  • Zentangles
  • Saving for a tattoo and checking out shops and different artists work.
  • Work