Monday, October 24, 2011

a true california day

hi peaches! hope everyone had a great weekend <3 as always ours went by way to fast but what can you do. i got a lot of things done on thursday and was very happy with myself too :) i will be updating my shop with a small hand full of cute day of the dead pins & hair clips that i made a while back with kelly-anne, i'm really happy with them.


in other news friday was an awesome day! the weather here has been SUPER nice and the indian summer has been lingering longer then expected to my happiness. my tattoo appointment was later in the day so we look our time and got to the appointment early to enjoy a nice cup of joe. sam, my tattoo artist wasn't ready so we walked around our old stomping grounds.

the most AWESOME surf shop EVER!!!

days like this in the city make tom and i want to move back. the sunset district is one of my favorite areas in sf, it feels distant from the city, a bit more quiet but still has the city vibe. you forget that days like this in the sunset though are far and few. 99% of the time the sunset is foggy but that has its advantages too...


succulents grow like weeds here! they LOVE the sunset and rightfully so. we headed out to the beach to watch the waves, it was beautiful! we headed back and got down to inking. sam is really the best tattooist EVER. something about her makes getting inked so painless, really. they have never really hurt and i have know a few people who have been tattooed by her and say the same thing. it isn't extremely fun to be poked by a needle but somehow she makes it feel like a walk in the park. i think she is a wizard or something...

so i didn't get the poppies, just the quail and i couldn't be more in love with him!!!  i absolutley just LOVE LOVE him! he is perfectly plump!!! i just need to figure out a proper name for him. i am trying to think of a "california name" if that is a such thing but i also want it to go with harvey, my jay.

 oh and he got touched up too! since my little fatty quail was so heavy textured i wanted to balance both my arms out so we added a bit of black to his head. i think i might add a bit more to even him out but i like the result so far!

since the poppies were too big and i didn't want to reduce the size, i need to design a smaller flower to fill in the blank spots. i also want to add a mushroom some where. i have a native california flower in mind and will for sure be calling sam to get another tattoo in about 6 months...so far that has been the trend, every six months... and i like it that way :) well, time to start planning for the next bit!!

xo,
cb



28 comments:

  1. Oh wow I love him! "Perfectly Plump" indeed! He looks quite regal, I think he ought to be a Sir something-or-other, or at least a Mr.

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  2. beautiful shots. it would just seem so wrong to drive a car in that beautiful, sun dappled heaven. loving the quail addition and I can't wait to hear name you've chosen ; ) xoxo

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  3. ooooh your tattoo is so beautiful!! i think you should name him mr.dent (like harvey dent:) have a great monday!

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  4. This makes me wish I could travel to California to be tattooed. I have plans of a dogwood branch and blossoms with a cardinal in the mix, but feel like I need to find just the right person to do it justice. Yours turned out so beautifully.

    -Sara-

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  5. I want to live in California!! Also... I love your tattoos! Sam sounds like the tattoo artist I need- I am so afraid of the hours of pain! :)

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  6. Love it!!! It turned out great!!! That is amazing that getting tattooed isn't as painful with your tattoo artist. That would be incredible. It has always been the most painful experiences for me where I go.

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  7. it's not fair that people get to live in california and others have to ROT in pennsylvania. i want!

    i can't wait to see/buy your clips!!! did you see my day of the dead pumpkin???

    i love your quaiiiillllll! it looks so good!!! i can't wait to get my alice sleeve finished when i have a thousand dollars... :S

    i love youuuuuu! <3

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  8. she did an awesome job with your tat. This just makes me want to get inked asap! I dont really know any California names unless you count surfer names like Reef but that doesnt really go with Harvey....must ponder this more.

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  9. I love how California this post it. Beach, sunshine, birds, cacti? Yes and yes.

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  10. is it your goal to make me miss the west coast so much it hurts? you've succeeded!

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  11. Beautiful!!! Maybe I should visit Sam... I'm thinking about adding more to my shoulder piece :)

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  12. Eeep I looove the birdie, he's so precious! Awesome choice of tattoo! If I would ever get one it'd definitely be a bird, they're so beautiful!

    xo L

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  13. Very nice! Glad they don't hurt :) I think I like the right arm the best...Harvey is just too cute.

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  14. yessss! i am in love with your tattoo!!!! gah, you have the most beautiful ink lady!

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  15. your tattoo turned out so beautiful. i love that chubby quail...icing on the cake that she's so talented and it doesn't hurt!

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  16. Oh my gosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mollusk! Do they still have the rad treehouse/birdhouse installation? It's been a few years since the last time we were there, but it is so magical in there! And congrats on the new tattoo, it's lovely!
    ~ab

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  17. Perfectly Plump - you are so cute! He is AMAZING. I love that photo of you sitting on the fence between the two bikes - its amazing.

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  18. I love it, he looks amazing! Question, are TOMS super comfy? I need shoes for work that I can stand in all day, my feetsies are killing me.

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  19. WOOO! I'm your 400th follower!!!! Do I win something? A new car perhaps? And or $400?? JK! I've actually stopped by your blog before...it's nice..I likey.


    Janette, the Jongleur

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  20. Happy to find such a lovely blog! And i loved your tatoo!! Nice to meet you!
    xx

    http://olriccrafts.blogspot.com/

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  21. @janette: i feel that only this is only appropriate :D hehe if only....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbfoAKet8Vc

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  22. I see a partridge. Is David Cassidy under there somewhere?

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  23. Lovely photos :) That tattoo is beautiful x

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  24. Beautiful! I love both of them. The quail is especially adorable, though. :)

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  25. you always make me want to live in CA.

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  26. glorious kinda day, the beaches and whole Cali scene is something i miss visiting. what a great vibe! and doll your new tattoo is incredible on all levels!!!! an inker that doesn't ouch? gimme! although i kinda dig the "pain" associated with tats, this idea of experiencing none is fascinating. best of lucks with naming him, i know you'll hit just the right title to emphasize his adorability! xoox ♥

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  27. Haha I love the perfectly plump quail! My dachshund's name is Harvey :) I think I could peruse your blog all day! -Rachel

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb