I've been MIA here the past month due to a 10-day road trip my family and I got back from last week. We had sweet times exploring lovely spots in Central Oregon - playing in lakes, camping (and Airbnb-ing), hiking, driving.
The unfortunate side effect of time away from my blog is that it's harder to find something to say when I sit back down again. It's interesting, the more you create, the more you have ideas for what to create. The more consistently I write here, the more I have to say.
So this post is mostly just me trying to get back into my bi-monthly groove of blogging.
I have a lack of words, but here is my latest tattoo design commission. It's an "under boob" tattoo, which I hadn't heard of but means what it sounds like. First a process sketch, and then the finished product.
I had never done sunflowers before,I think it turned out nice.
I loved my last tattoo design so much that I put it in my Redbubble shop, so now it's available on lots of fun and useful products
Gosh, do you know there was a time when I avoided drawing flowers? All the petals and leaves just felt so monotonous. But now flowers are my bestsellers and I can't strop drawing them. I also love how drawing flower makes me notice them more in my daily life. I have an album on my phone of flowers that I see and want to draw eventually. All I do is keep adding to it though, I have yet to draw any of them.
Oh, except the white trillium a while back.
Once tattoo-design season slows down (summer) perhaps I'll draw some more just for fun flowers.
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