Monday, October 1, 2012

what i have been up to

hey everybody! how was everyone's weekend? it has been very busy around here since i last posted. busy in a good way. i don't know if you have noticed but i don't like sitting still, i like to be busy even on my day off. here is what has been going down over in my neck of the woods...
i changed my septum retainer for a hoop! now i'm double hopping it and i really love it. sometimes it can take a bit for a change to settle in but i loved it the instance she changed it to a hoop. the retainer annoyed me because it was a bit long for my nose so it would end up sticking out on one side and making me feel a little silly. it feels so much better to have a hoop in too.
drawing drawing drawing! i am almost finished with my sleeve that i am designing for a sweet lady and i have been working on some lady portraits. i have yet to finish coloring the ones i am working on. it is part of my homework for myself to finish coloring and then i will add them to my portfolio! i have always loved portrait tattoo flash and now i am kinda obsessed with them and i have so many ideas!
i got a tattoo! it is a work in progress for sure and will show it off when it is all finished. its HUGE and on my thigh. it is of a mayan princess with some mayan artwork in the background. i love it and since it is a mexican run and owned shop and me being partially mayan i wanted something that represent my heritage. i am so in love with it!! i can't wait for it to be finished. plus this is my first colored piece and may be the start of something new!
saturday tom and i did a bit of thrifting and hung out listening to the a's game in the park. i scored this awesome, what i think is handmade, dress. there are no tags on it and parts inside look a bit unfinished. i love that it looks a bit mexican and it fits me like a glove, heaven! plus i also scored a knee length apron for tattooing in. no more ink spots on my jeans & skirts :) that is always a good thing, no?

oh, and happy first day of october! can you believe it! halloween is almost here and then thanksgiving, the greatest holiday ever!!!

xo,
cb

25 comments:

  1. Hello, October! I am totally intrigued by your newest tattoo, can't wait to see more! Are you going to do any of it yourself? My first thought when I saw a thigh tattoo was that you'd done it yourself - it is the easiest place to practise, after all!

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    1. I cant wait for it to be finished! At least 2 more sessions until i feel good to show it. It is my right thigh which would be hard to tatto as i have to use the pedal with that foot. I will be tattooing my left when i am ready!

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  2. That dress is a dream! Great find!

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    1. I know! I cant wait to wear it!

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  3. it sounds like good busy indeed, can't wait to see the finished tattoo (I've been following your instagrams on this too (as piperppg)), your artwork for it looked stunning & I love that it's part of your heritage too, making it extra special. And what great finds! Yay to October, hope it's a fabulous month xox

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    1. I thought that was you but it was private so i wasnt sure, yay now i follow you too! I love it!

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  4. congrats on your awesome drawing skills. nothing like an old skool rose, no?
    I love septum rings but can't rock one myself, nice to live vicariously thru you

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    1. Thanks melina! Old school roses are classic!

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  5. all this tattoo talk is giving me tattoo lust! i have an appointment in toronto for my birthday to have some work done on my alice sleeve but i want a new one started - a cb original!!! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Birthday tattoos are the best!! I want to tattoo your beautiful skin!!!!!!!

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  6. Congrats on the new tattoo! I can't wait to see it once it's finished! And that thrifted dress is amazing. :) Happy Monday, friend!

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  7. I cant wait to see the new tat when its finished. I cant believe this is your first colored piece. I sense many more colored tats in your future. the dress you scored is super cute. it reminds me of the ones I used to wear when I was little (my mom's side of the family is Mexican so we all wore dresses like that to play in).

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    1. Your mexican too!!! I love you even more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!maybe we are distant relatives!

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  8. Great drawings! It's going to look amazing as a tat

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  9. haha in that first picture before I even started reading I was thinking 'has she always had 2 hoops?' ha. I'm a little jealous you get to sketch for work, also-whatever you're wearing with that yellowish cardigan looks CUTE :)

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  10. I really cannot believe it's October already... i'm a bit upset about it actually. can't wait to see the finished product, the drawing i saw on insta is amazing!! and what shop did you mean, the one that tatooed you? That is so awesome you made something that reflects your heritage! Will we get to see the drawing of your color tattoo commission too? oh and love that dress!
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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  11. Yay for October! Halloween here we come... :)
    Eeee, so excited to see your tattoo in full, it's going to look super! xox

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  12. I love seeing updates of your work! Keep posting your stuff!

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  13. happiest October wishes cb!!!! um, my day was kinda made when i read your last comment, thank you so much sweetheart!

    how could i not notice you like to keep active. omg, you're like my insp oracle for anything outdoors, fun and creative. seriously, i get so much hutzpah coming here and seeing your latest doings. it's off the charts rad!!! no exception here with hoops, portraits and new tat sightings on your pretty leg. your "mystery" dress is beautiful too!! xo ♥

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  14. love love love the double hoop!!!!! and can't wait to see your finished leg piece, it looks like it's going to be awesome!! happy october cb!

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  15. The universe smiled on you the day you picked up that lovely dress thrifting - its perfect.

    I can't wait to see your leg piece come together too - I'm sure it will be super rad.

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  16. I can't wait to see your new leg tattoo when it's finished, it sounds so cool and interesting with the Mayan motif. Love the handmade dress as well, it looks really cute on you!

    Xo L

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  17. I'm so jealous of your new tattoo! It's going to be lovely I can tell. I really like that portrait you're working on too. I want a new tattoo soooo bad. I'm saving my pennies!!!! :)

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  18. I love your sketches and am DYING to see what your Mayan tattoo is going to look like finished. It already looks beautiful, but I can't wait to see the whole piece!

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  19. I'm constantly switching around my nose ring/septum piercing combo. How long have you had your septum pierced? When I need to keep mine hidden, I don't actually wear a retainer. I just got a normal CBR, took the bead out, stretched it open wider with ring openers, and I wear it turned up in my nose! So much more comfortable and discreet that normal septum retainers (which are a huge pain in the booty).

    Alli xx

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