First of all, I want to thank you for all of the kind birthday wishes on my last post. My birthday was really magical and I can accredit that SOOO much to all of you magical folk.
Just dropping in with a quick post to share some of the art I have created recently.
Lots of birthdays have been happening, which means art for gifts, and me constantly creating but being unable to share any of it until it arrives at its destination.
The first piece I've made was for my lovely brother, who turned 22 yesterday.
Now that we're both in our twenties, I wanted to make him something to remember old times.
So I went off of this portrait, in which I am 3, and he is 5, at least I think so.
I also sent off a parcel, which arrived quite speedily, to Miss Jessica at A Woodland Fantasy, whose birthday is on May 7th. So everyone go wish her a happy birthday when it comes ;)
Jessica is a true princess of Wonderland, and deserved a very special piece of art to celebrate her.
Did you know that Lewis Carroll himself originally wanted Alice to be brunette? He drew her as brunette in all of her sketches. However, later illustrators depicted her as blonde, and everyone else followed suit.
So Miss Jessica, as a brunette, is certainly the Alice type :)
The piece is glittered, cheshired, toadstooled, cupcaked, and trimmed with lace. All are emulations of Jessica herself.
So that's some of the madness that's been happening in the studio.
I am still working on the Practical Magic house, if you're wondering where that piece vanished off to. It's one of those ones that get put on the back burner, and get slowly worked on for ages and ages...
I also got a job for the Summer. Working at a daycare in a gym part time. The job offer arrived on my birthday, which was just perfect since I had been stressing about having to go look for a job. The job market in my city, and well, everywhere, is so darn daunting.
And finally, I got a new tattoo! I am not going to share it unfortunately though. I had noticed my blog was being reached through pictures of my tattoos and I realized I was very uncomfortable with this. I have removed all of the photographs of my other ones. After much consideration, I realized this blog wasn't only being read by people who comment and visit regularly, but was also easily found from all stretches of the cyber world. So, hopefully understandably, I have decided not to continue sharing them.
This is not just an issue with tattooing, it is also a concern, I am sure most of us feel, with my art. However, art is not something permanently etched on my body, and does not usually carry such IMMENSE personal meaning
Ok, so after rambling all that, I will tell you what the tattoo is of!
I drew it myself and it is a crown, with a spider inside topped with a fleur de lis.
Hope everyone has a great day!