Life and Lessons

I have been “under the weather” as of late which is a nice euphemism for I have felt horrible and probably acting accordingly. I have cancelled more appointments in the last three weeks that I have in ten years or so. I apologize to all those that I have inconvenienced. While I do hold strong to the belief that it is better to disappoint someone for not tattooing them than it is to disappoint them with a half hearted tattoo. I refuse to do that.

So to say that my productivity has been low is also putting it mildly.

I did manage to work on a couple of pieces.

Ross came in to town and had me do some filler work in between two pieces that I truly love…. tying them together into a more cohesive unit. (once again, please accept my apologies for my horrible photography)

Seneca Lacrosse and Family tattoo

I also did a little more work on Frank’s skull. He was sick. I was sick. It worked out just fine that neither of us was up for a marathon session. In these photos the rose and leaves are healed. In some of the pictures you can see the tints from the Silverback colored blacks. The rose is done with the “Fresh” and the leaves have the “Mold” in them.

Silverback healed in rose tattoolower jaw sugar skull tattoostart Frank's sugar skull tattoo on ribs

This morning I went to painting class. I decided to work on the hand until Steve had time to stop by. I only had time to work on the background.

hand painting

I did a lot of different things with the goat painting. I won’t narrate it for you – but here are some of the places that it was today.

On the way back from art class I got “stuck” waiting for the train and took some photos of some of the graffiti as it went by.

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Also today I saw this very drenched monarch trying to get out of the pouring rain. I was afraid to assist for fear I would damage it’s wings. So I just waited to make sure that it made it to safety.

monarch in the rainmonarch in the rainmonarch in the rainmonarch in the rainmonarch in the rainmonarch out of the rain

I think that this is one of those neat metaphors that life sends me. We are all of us involved with our own struggles and we never know who is watching over us. We never know who is there cheering us on and hoping that we make it.

And rather there are a hundred or none there for us, all of us have to just keep putting one foot in front of the other no matter how long it takes.

~ by justteejay on October 24, 2011.

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