Well, I have a lot on my plate this year, but it is all good stuff. My husband and I are expecting our first baby that is due in early July! We are both thrilled to have a little one coming into our lives and we cannot wait to show her the world. With that being said my tattooing schedule will be changing a bit as my due date nears and of course I will be taking about 3 months off after she is born. I wanted to try and urge those who have unfinished work or who have planned on getting tattooed by me to try and book appointments sooner rather than later. The closer I get to my due date the more limited I may become as far as large scale work and how long I can sit and work on a tattoo. It may mean I’ll just take breaks more often during your session. I am no longer taking on large scale rib/side pieces, stomach pieces, or chest panels because it’s hard for me to bend and reach them. I have no limitations tattooing arms, legs, back or smaller work on the ribs, hip and chest. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation through my pregnancy!
In other news I’m making new masks for an art fair in Tucson Arizona next December 2014! No masks for Etsy this year but if I do not sell all the masks in Tucson then they will become available online.
That’s it on my end! Again please call and book tattoo appointments soon,, 859-261-8111
I’m still alive and well, don’t worry!! I had a vacation in the fall and now I’m settling in for the cold dark winter. I’m all finished with masks for a little while and have switched to working on some skateboards. Here are a few pictures of what I’ve been up to in tattooing. Happy Holidays Everyone!
I had a really busy July between work and leisure activities (vacation, 4th of July and playing bass guitar for a band). I did not have very much time to paint masks and here we are already in August! It’s go time for me now, but at least I don’t have to stress to get a specific number of masks completed. I’m only producing masks for my Etsy store instead of having an exhibition. It means I can paint right up to the Halloween holiday and beyond until I finish what I have in stock.
Tattooing has been very kind to me this summer. I have had some wonderful ideas come in from clients and it’s been great making them into tattoos. Here is a tattoo I just completed this past week. She plans on adding background to this at a later time.
I feel like this is my best mask yet. I wasn’t really sure how the design on the forehead was going to work, but it came out wonderfully. The colors, based off an Indian/Native American design, hence the reason I named this one Pow-Wow. I think whoever gets to wear this mask should make a crown of feathers to wear with it.
Also, I made another short film featuring this mask being made. I used the music of Calexico since it had the more Southwestern US feel. Please take a moment to watch it and check out the photo of Pow-Wow. https://vimeo.com/68866474
I made a video that shows a little bit of the process I go through when I paint on the masks. Posted is the mask I used in the video. I’d like to make another one a little less abstract so you can see the changes better, but this first one was my first ever attempt at this. Take a look, https://vimeo.com/68427036
I’ve been invited to take part in the celebration of the 5 year anniversary of the Swastika Blog http://svasticross.blogspot.com/ by submitting artwork which will be featured on the site. I’m in the middle of mask painting and thought why not make a swastika inspired Nomadiskull. I’ve actually had plans to make one anyway and this worked out perfectly. I chose the Aztec style swastika to go along with the Dia De Los Muertos theme and also so it doesn’t freak too many people out who have yet to learn about the swastika’s history before Hitler ruined it. I named this mask, Tlaloc after the Aztec god of lightening, thunder and fertility.
I really appreciate all the support regarding the Nomadiskulls this past week from friends and well as new found followers on Twitter and Instagram. Thank you all very much!
Norman Reedus, I bow humbly to you for your posts. Even the one where the mask was hanging in the background I received a couple messages saying, “Look there’s your mask!” I also wanted to give a very special thank you to StalkingReedus on Twitter for giving me a shout out and helping me find some new friends.
I want to do something to show my appreciation for all of the attention my masks have been getting and so this weekend I made a Daryl Dixon themed Nomadiskull. I will donate the sale of this mask to the victims of the 5/20/2013 Oklahoma tornado victims. Money will go to the Oklahoma Red Cross.
I really hope you all are cool with this and I also hope you like how the mask turned out. It was challenging to add elements of Daryl Dixon to the mask and still keep it close to the style I paint in. I had to change the wings a little bit because they had to be angled to fit around the face verses straight up and down like they are on his vest. The crossbow stabbing the zombie head is my favorite part. Please scroll down through the images below. So, there you have it! I plan on uploading this to auction on Monday evening at 9pm eastern standard time. I will make this mask available worldwide. Keep your eyes on Twitter and Facebook for messages about the Ebay auction. http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=271210013061