drawing my tattoo designs are one of my favorite things to draw. they make me so happy. a few weeks ago i started doodling some violets and i am pretty set on getting them as my next tattoo, my birthday perhaps? tom has expressed how much he loves my designs and that he would like to see more of them actually drawn out rather then just doodled.
i take his advise very seriously. as an artist i look up to him and respect his opinion. one of the things i love about our relationship is the ability to be able to bounce ideas off each other so while tom was at work i got inspired and got to drawing........ now, i am very unsure about it as i love everything i make, they are all pieces of me so i am attached to them all in a sentimental way so sometimes it is hard for me to step back and critique my own work. does that make sense?
shy violet anyone?
when tom got home that night and looked at what i was making he was amazed and this really touched my heart. for someone whom i look up to artistically to admire my work is truly amazing and damn it, it FELT GOOD.
one of my goals (more of that on monday) for this year is to narrow down my crafts to things that make me happy and this is one of them. i want to be able to make things that make me happy as well as support my small little family. i still feel like i am trying to find what that is but i think the first step is making things that make me happy and that are truly me and this feels right! later that weekend i started another design of california poppies. i am using the same frame as my animal portraits and the frame will be a faux wood grain.
don't forget, you can take 20% off my shop the entire month of january :D