Wednesday, April 4, 2012

cuckoo time...a tattoo!

 hi! i am super super excited to show you the latest tattoo design i did for the lovely kate over at wake up, kate. she was a pleasure to work with and i just loved her idea!
whenever i first have an idea, i do tiny little sketches of the idea in different styles and then do little detail drawings of the aspects i know i love. i sent kate a bunch of little sketches along with seperate drawings for the hummingbird.
once she decided on a shape and bird, i did a full scale drawing for her and then from there we tweaked it so that it was perfect for her.
she is getting the tattoo in a month and i can't wait to see it. it is always really exciting to see the final inked drawing and what the tattoo artist brings to my design. remember cayce's bird design? well, she just got it inked and it looks incredible! her tattooist did a great job and i love what she did with the color.

in other news....i met with a gallery director for a up coming show in may and they picked my floral peices! i am currently working on some more designs to add to the show. this is my first show ever and i am more then thrilled. right now, my heart is so full and happy. it feels like a dream come true!
xo,
cb

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  1. It's beautiful!! I love your style of drawing.

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  2. This is gorgeous! If I ever decided what I want my tattoo to be, I will be in touch. :)

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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    1. thanks hope! sounds like a great plan sweetie <3

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  3. It's perfect! I've been following Kate's blog for a little while now and been waiting to see this design, it's so cute and perfect! You've done an amazing job with it!

    http://bouquetofbee.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. thanks bianca! i was super excited when kate contacted me and cant wait to see it inked in!

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  4. The tattoo is amazing!!!!! The cuckoo clock is perfect!

    Congratulations on the art show!! I am so excited for you! Well done! I know people will love your pieces. I am sure you will sell most if not all of them! I hope you share photos from the art show, I would love to see how it turns out!

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    1. thanks kristen! i am just so excited about the show and i really don't even care if anyone buys my pieces, i am just so grateful for the opportunity but i mean if someone wants to buy them then that will be the icing on the cake! i will for sure take pictures!

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  5. You are so talented! Congrats on all that's happening right now, I'm sure it will only continue to get better! :)

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    1. thanks amanda! coming from you that means sooo much to me!

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  6. i love seeing all of your beautiful artwork! hooray for your gallery show! i wish i could be there! when is bear gonna clue in that we need to move there already??? <3

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    1. i wish you could be there too! damn it bear! hehe one day sweetie, one day!

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  7. Fantastic! Your tattoo designs are pretty bomb-diggidy. If my job becomes permanent and I can afford a tattoo, I know who I'm gonna talk to about a design!

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    1. thanks kiley! that means so much to me! sounds like a plan stan ;D

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  8. That's so cool! Your really talented.

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  9. Okay first, the tattoo design is amazing! I love clocks and this is so beautiful. Second, I'm so excited that you are going to be in a gallery!!! That's amazing, you're going to have give us the details about how it goes. I'd love to get into a gallery someday. That would be a dream come true!

    <3kat

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    1. thanks kat! i am super excited about the show! i will for sure share as much as i can about it! you can totally get into a gallery! i think after this i am going to start contacting cafe's and stuff to do more of them! you can do it!

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  10. Cant wait to see this once its inked. I love the way cayce's tat came out. It fits her perfectly. Congrats on getting your florals picked. Those folks have some great taste.

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    1. i know i can't wait to see it inked too! she is going to get the cuckoo clock and the bird colored and leave the flowers just outlined. i think it will look spectacular!

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  11. oh my gosh, at first i was so excited by the new tattoo design because it's beautiful, but then i read that you're going to have your own show, and i about fell out of my chair! THAT IS AMAZING!!!!! i'm so proud of you, and i can't wait to hear more about it!

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    1. thank you so much danielle, it means so much to me! your the best! it isn't a solo show, oh god it if was i would be pooping my pants right now! i am part of the sfetsy team and they are gathering up a bunch of us for a show. the space isn't that big so i am so happy they picked up to be part of it! can't wait to share more about it! thanks again sweetie!

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  12. This design looks amazing, you are so talanted!!! I looked at caycee's one as well and that was like one of the most beautiful tattoos I've ever seen, well done!!

    xo Lisa

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    1. wow thanks lisa! cacye's turned out so well and i think it looks so great on her! the colors of the birds are super cute too!

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  13. wow!!! that's so beautiful. if i ever get a tattoo i would love to have you design one for me !!

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  14. that is so freaking cool. i didn't know you designed tattoos...awesome! i love love love kate and this is perfect for her...cause it's awesome too! now i'm curious as to where she's getting it, she's only alluded to the tattoo, i didn't know what it was!

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    1. thanks sweetie! kate is going to get it on her thigh! i can't wait to see it!!!

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  15. I love this so much! The hummingbird at the top is my favourite part, or maybe the cute little pinecones. It will be fun to see how it turns out as a tattoo!

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  16. That cuckoo clock is AMAZING! and I know I already told you on twitter but I am SO SO excited for your show and I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  17. what a unique tattoo idea! you did a fantastic job on the details! i am already dreaming up ideas for extending my bird design....get ready. lady! :)

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    1. oh yay! i can't wait to hear what you want to do! im ready lady ;D

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  18. ok, i am seriously loving all your tattoo designs. it's making me itchy to get one myself :)

    -erin

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    1. thanks erin! i know i just scheduled a appt for myself! i can't wait! two more months <3

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  19. Looks awesome!!! I can't wait to see it tattooed. Congrats on the show too! That's extremely exciting :)

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  20. Wow! Having another one of your original designs tattooed AND your work being featured in a gallery! pretty-effen amazing week! Go on with your bad self! :D
    xoxo!
    Des.

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  21. my friend, you are absolutely talented. very impressed with your work. i'll be recommending some friends to you.

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  22. This is stunning! Well done lovely lady :) xox

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  23. Wow, congratulations, that's awesome news! I expect to see photos of the opening night please :)

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  24. This will be SUCH a great tattoo! Love it. Adorable blog! So glad I found it!
    xo

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  25. Oh wow - I wish I could come to your show honey, that's so awesome & I'm so happy for you :) and of course, another fabulous tattoo, another lucky customer xox

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xo,
cb