Wow. Guys. Seriously.
I have been working on sooooo much cool stuff lately! I am so excited to tell you about it that I may skip my bloggy anecdote. But don’t worry! Today we have a musical theme and it’s highly possible that a pun or two awaits you.
Let’s start by keeping it old school. The lovely Liz is an awesome client of mine who comes to me with cool ideas that are usually in the categories of both traditional tattoo style and super cute. We also do a lot of collaboration on her designs. She brought me the font that we used for the dates and I totally love it. Hi Liz!
What could possibly go better with a flower than butterflies?!!!
This piece is still in progress. I can’t wait to finish the color. Don’t they look so lovely on her?
Ok, since I’m jumping around…
It’s the life cycle of a tree frog! People. It’s really not everyday that someone asks me to tattoo the lifecycle of a tree frog. Actually, it’s never happened. Tadpoles are so cute! So are tadpoles with back legs! Also almost fully developed frogs with tails! Treefrogs are really cute too! Oh! The eggs! With the little eyes! This is a lot of cuteness people. (I do have a favorite in here but this is just a progress shot. I will wait until we are finished to tell you who the lucky favorite frog is. Is the suspense killing you?)
Although I am obviously thrilled with the content of this tattoo let’s get serious for just a minute. One of the most important elements (and one of my favorites) of designing tattoos is how the tattoo fits the body. I like to wrap things around and over the body and create negative spaces that emulate the body’s natural curves to both flatter the body they live on as well as help the design just look like it was meant to be there all along. In this particular tattoo I really love the negative space between the top of her design and the curve of her shoulder as well as how the right branch pulls the eye from the lovely curve of her neck through the design and onto to the lovely curve of her back. It’s one of the things that makes it so pretty!
Hey! Guess what! It’s winter! Time to get cozy in front of the fire with a really good book and a sweater. And maybe a dog or a cat. Also a hot cider would be delicious. Warm cookies are nice too. And friends.
Or! You could go to the mountain and play in the snow! We are so lucky that we don’t have to deal with driving in the snow or shoveling sidewalks but we get to go to the snow whenever we want. Have you been to Mt Hood yet this season? It is covered in so much snow! It’s so pretty! And there are so many fun snow activities!
This is what it looks like near Mt Hood right now! There are icicles on the logs! It’s sooooo pretty! Go there now!
I do apologize to any of you who now have House of Pain “Jump Around” stuck in your head. I know it’s not going anywhere. Everybody jump!
Lots of love!