Tuesday, June 29, 2010

no apologies, but I did get a tattoo!

So, I was all prepared to write out this long explanation about where I've been, why I haven't been blogging, etc. Then I decided not to bore you with the details. The truth is, I've been busy. Quite busy. But was any of that activity blog worthy? I don't think so. The buildup to River Fest, and then Troy Night Out a few days later had me busy with sewing, jewelry making, cooking, adding new inventory, cleaning and so on. Nothing worth writing about, really. But on top of that, I've been pretty quiet outside of work too. I've stayed close to home, watching movies, reading a bit and nursing my new two-crossword-puzzle-a-day habit. Ben and I both fell off the diet bandwagon BIG TIME in the last two weeks, so I haven't had any cooking adventures to discuss (we're both back on the wagon again, though). I'm ashamed to admit that I have very little in terms of a garden this year. The flowers in the front beds are happy, though a bit overgrown with weeds, but we slacked off with the veggies this year. Not sure if we feel a bit defeated from last years blight, or if we just ran out of time, but no veggies and no herbs to speak of this year. So yeah, I'm especially boring lately...I just figured I wouldn't drag you down to my level.

One thing I have been itching to tell you about, though, are my new tattoos! I finally got around to seeing Kara last week to work out the design, dropped off a dozen photos or so of Queen Anne's Lace, and prepared myself for a three to six month wait. Lucky for me, she had a cancellation and I was there at 5:00 on Monday night to get it done! One of the things I love the most about Kara is the trust I have with her designs and her ability to carry them out. In my past tattoo experiences, I've presented the artist with a very clear, specific design and I asked that the artist follow the design as closely as possible. But with Kara, I find a few examples of what I'm looking for, give her some verbal details, talk with her a bit to make sure we're on the same page and then let her work her magic. I've never been disappointed, and I couldn't be more thrilled with how these came out. They are so much better than anything I could have ever imagined. If you live in the area and are considering some body art of your own, please, please, PLEASE consider her. Lark Street, baby. The only complaint I have is the location of the tattoos because I can't stare at them all day, and I look like a total ass bending my legs in awkward positions to gawk at them.

Oh, and please let me apologize not only for my pasty white Godzilla calves (they're my least favorite body part) but also for these awkward photos. Do you have any idea how hard it is to take pictures of the backs of your legs? Try it sometime.

Anyway, I'm hoping to return to my normal blogging schedule now that things have relaxed a bit. I know I've said that before, but I mean it this time. I've got lots to tell you about!


kim said...

wow. (open gaping mouth). these are UNBELIEVABLY gorgeous! just wow. i can't believe the detail! love love love love!! and three to six months sooner than you'd expected! hoorah! i also love lark tattoo, that's where i got both of mine done (tho nothing near as intricate and lovely as yours). enjoy :)

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