Wednesday, September 17, 2008

moving on!

My new site is at !

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

all done!

I've just finished migrating ALL the stuff here, over to my own site!!!

This blog will stay up and static. Anything new will be here:

thanks guys!
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

I know you guys are accustomed to this page, but I've just moved and consolidated all my blogs, every last one of em, to my BIG BLOG PAGE at

it's been a long time coming. You can still read all my old posts here if you like, but I'll be responding to comments over there only. All the posts from here except for this one are available over there, too. And MORE!

Thanks everyone for all the help and loyal attention, it's the best thing ever to know people want to read what I have to say!

CLICK HERE for the new page.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

all the bases covered

So I've been sick all day with a cold. I think I could feel it coming on, and now it's here. Not too bad but I stayed home today to write and read.

I have been working out every day, walking and lifting weights and stretching. It's rough getting back in shape but when your job makes you sedentary there's not much else you can do! I, like most tattoo artists, sit down all day long, sometimes hunched over in weird positions. I get the worst backaches and neck pain from work. I used to get massage therapy weekly but I need to find a new masseuse who will make house calls, preferably in the afternoon, on one of my days off. I don't drive at the moment so I need someone who can come to me. This is harder to finid than it sounds.

My classes are going well. I'm doing great so far. It's easier than I thought. I spent an hour or two last night looking up and applying for a bunch of scholarships and grants. The more money I can get for this, the less time I'll have to juggle with work. I haven't reduced my hours yet; I am still at work four or five days each week. I'd like to be working three or four days a week and doing research and writing and class two days. This would leave me a full day to paint or draw On my own personal projects.

I am really, really enjoying the shaved head.

Bruki came over last night and we ordered our new phones. Mine is so broken it's barely usable, so it's just in the nick of time that we did this. Verizon sucks- I downgraded from a smartphone ot a standard. They usually charge me 50 bucks for the "smartphone" package. Now that I am going to be using a regular phone, instead of just paying the 15 extra a month to tether (the only reason I chose the model I chose, actually, instead of the cheapest one) They're charging me some other cockamamie made-up fee that's equal to the smartphone fee- so yeah, my bill goes UP now, even though the phone's capabilities and what I can use it for, goes down.

WTF verizon. I am starting to hate you guys.

Anyway that's my update for now. I have a few small paintings to work on tonight, I may be up all night because the dayquil is kicking in, but I am sure I'll have some pictures to share tomorrow after work. I'm actually dyin to get in to the shop tomorrow. I haven't gone in on my days off this weekend, like I usually do, and I'm getting that homesick feeling I get when I haven't been in the shop for a day or two.

I wanted to go swimming on sunday but the sun went away. The rain is so good. I missed it. Today I drank coffee (yes, with the dayquil. Living on the edge) on my porch in the misty coolness. I always get happy and a bit nostalgic at the same time, when the rains come. It's the reason I live in the Northwest, after all; the rain, the rain. The grey skies and the strong coffee and the smell of the pine trees in the wind.

And as always, if you're a bored tattooer, check this page for updates, and feel free to comment there for me! I need all the help I can get!
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

minor update

Sorry I have been among the missing lately. I've been having a series of small epiphanies that I wasn't sure you'd find interesting.

I should be back to writing and posting pictures in the net day or two- tuesday for a major update, most likely.

In the meantime, here are a few small things to keep you warm in the night.

My new haircut:
at the drive-through with po:
a painting I made for a birthday:
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Monday, July 28, 2008

tribal tattoos kill my suspension of disbelief in movie villians

some big projects in the works.

I start classes next week, because I want to finish my degree finally. That should be good. I'm still confused by the paperwork and stuff, but I'm sure it will all get sorted out.

I started the book. Four chapters done now- and all my ilusrations/sketches are assembled and ready. So I'm a third of the way done.

I'm a bit broke. I paid off some medical bills and now I have no money! Also I had the flu that's been going around; all week I was sick; so I had no chance to catch up. I really, really need to get health insurance. It's a serious drain not to have it and very hard to not be able to ust go to the doctor or dentist when I need to. I guess that will be my next step, once my credit is fixed and the degree is got.

And yes, I'm up incredibly early for me. My sleep schedule shifts all the time- by a few hours at a time over the course of weeks. Usually I am up all niht but in between that and normal sleep there's this phase where I am up extremely early for a week or so. that's where it's at right now.

I just watched 30 days of night- last night- I liked it. Nice, but I have to point out that I'm getting kind of tired of bad guys having badly-placed tribal tattoos on their shaved heads. As soon as I saw that I was no longer afraid of the monsters. Nice going, jackass director- make all the bad guys look like people I know, sort of, and all the "good guys" look like the kind of jerks that took my parking space.
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