Getting Back into the Swing of Things

I’ve been sick. I think everyone in my sphere knows that I was sick because I spent so much time whining about it via social media.

Facebook saved me from losing my mind while I was so incapacitated that I could even draw. When I started to feel a bit better I had gotten my sketch pad out and just stared at it for the better part of a day. I couldn’t even make stuff at that point. What happened next was some free form doodling.

flu addled doodles

When I got into work yesterday I was showing them to Stephen and he really felt drawn to the little sock puppet guy.

My appointment for the day was someone I used to do a lot of work for and haven’t seen much of the last few (ten?) years. It was good to catch up and make this automotive inspired sugar skull for him. Partially because we have know each other for so long and partially because he really is a nice guy… he was patient with me and let me take my time getting back into the routine of my day.

car themed sugar skull

After finishing with Eric I had enough time left over to make the sock puppet sketch that Stephen liked into a tattoo for him. Stephen is the apprentice at the shop and I have to tell you (and I have told him) he has some weird taste in what he likes to have tattooed on him. In this case it worked out great for me since I got to make a sock puppet tattoo and that was not something I could have ever imagined being called upon to create.

(the usual tattoo artist disclaimer sort of thing – I did not make any of the other tattoos that are visible in this photo besides the sock puppet)

sock puppet tattoo

Today I get to make a Bernini inspired piece and am super excited. Hopefully I will have photos to show you soon-ish.

Have a great day and enjoy your passions (and share them where you can).

~ by justteejay on January 28, 2015.

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