yup. i finally FINALLY did it. well my amazingly talented tattoo artist, Eric Eaton did it. But it's my arm.
YES IT IS REAL. many lovely people keep asking me if it's a henna tattoo. NO. it took 6 hours one session. With lots of deep spiritual convo and lots of silliness. make sure your tattoo artist is as awesome as mine. (good luck)
long hours with a dude or dudette that is not way cool can really take away from the experience! I AM SO IN LOVE WITH MY TATTOO i can't stand it.
the letters represent each one of my boys. Nate, Henry, and Eli.
here's a lil shot of Eric inking me up. (that's right. i'm down with the lingo now)
this is what the Eric's drawing looked like before going on my arm:
The image perhaps you have seen within one of my latest paintings...
ok. onto other things....
my pop up shop date is soon approaching. The weekend of December 15th. If you are in PHILLY come by!! it's in the same place in Mt. Airy. most of the amzing aritsans and vintage goods folks will be back including my favorite vintage store EVER (ok so maybe she's my dear DEAR friend) Meadowsweet Vintage. (actually now, Meadowsweet Mercantile). I'll post details soon.
Wait. speaking of Meadowsweet. holy mama! they have just begun to carry a new line of knitted wares to die for. really. catch your breath. The artisan's name is Lillian Jackson. Here's a peek at one of her pieces that Stacy MADE ME try on and model. and then...i hastily purchased.
of course my tattoo arm is hidden. darn.
i will leave you with these festive shots:
my halloween boys (eli had a lil accident in his power ranger suit. lasted 5 minutes)
I wish i did more than one of these this year....lack of time...
ooooooohhhhh......" pumpkin pumpkin round and fat...turn into a jack o lantern just like that. Eyes and nose and mouth so bright, that is how my jack o lantern shines at night." sing it. ....my boys sing it when i carve...
beautiful turkeys that we have been visiting since they were babies.....heavy sigh. not much longer i am afraid....
AND...my new little owl painting in the works: