Firstly a couple of journal pages that I used as examples in a basic stencil/mask tutorial for UKScrappers
(I'll probably put the tute on here eventually, but in the meantime if you'd like a read, it is available to UKS members in PDF form here)
The first one deals with the unfortunate fact that I'm now on the downhill slide towards 50! noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!
How did this happen???? To be fair, I have got to admit that I'm enjoying my 40s more than either my 30s or my 20s - but I kind of wish I could be having all this fun in a body 20 years younger :D
I'm having my very old Celtic style armband re-worked into a Haida thunderbird - hence the "out with the old and in with the new!" bit...
Here's the old tattoo, done when I was still in my teens, I still really like it but it has got blurry with age (a bit like the rest of me :) ) and it doesn't really go with my Haida orca backpiece
And the bird is going to look something like this, nowhere near this big or intricate - but this gives you an idea of the general style and colouring:
My armband will become the horizontal black part of the wings (my tattooist is going to work my old design into something more "Haida-ish" :) ), and the heads of the bird will go up onto my shoulder with the tail and wing feathers hanging down onto my upper arm.
Exciting, if painful, stuff :)
Collabor-ART, I have paired up with the very talented Shirley.
We have each got hold of a pocket Japanese Moleskine journal (these things are very cool! I got mine from my pal Vicki here) and we are going to swap them back and forth adding to what's gone before until they are full (or we get bored :))
|Fish by PEZ|
I think we are going to have lots of fun with this over the next few months. I'll be sure to share how it develops