Archive for the ‘life stuff’ Category

Susu heats up!

March 31, 2009


Susu heats up!

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Bought a new space heater for my studio yesterday as my old one had crapped out. Hadn’t needed it of late as it’s been warm and spring-like here, however, yesterday all the stormy weather brought some cool temps back to North Alabama. So, I brought out the new heater and turned it on to see how well it would work.

I no sooner turned back around and there was Susu, my little oriental shorthair girl, right up against it. I mean, if I had started to smell burnt cat hair I wouldn’t have been surprised!!

Global warming?? My cats say bring it on!

Foo dog tattoo sleeve, FINISHED!!

March 25, 2009


foodogwip5

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Uploaded pictures from the last two touchup sessions on my foo dog tattoo sleeve. 2 weeks ago, we had a 3 hour touchup session, that basically went over nearly everything….the blues of the peonies, the darks of the mane and tail and background, did some whites of the spots on the foo dog body as well as highlights of white on the swirls of the mane and tail.

Last night, did one last little session, just went into the whites again, and a bit of the light blue over my wrist bone (ow!). But, it’s finished!!

I will so miss Shayna…I have been working with her for nearly 2 years, first on my tiger sleeve on my right arm, then the foo dog on my left. Lots of hours spent together, and we have become quite good friends. She leaves Huntsville next week to open a tattoo shop with her boyfriend in North Carolina. I wish her the very best, but will miss her. I hope we can stay in touch. The whole thing just leaves a lump in my throat.

Click HERE to see all the new pics

Dashiel under cover

March 18, 2009


Dashiel under cover

Originally uploaded by tagscats

My rescue siamese Dashiel likes to burrow under the covers and sleep, I caught this shot of just his paw sticking out last night, lol.

Silly head.

new storage!

March 18, 2009

new storage!

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Yesterday Bil hung some shelving in the garage to house some of my larger canvases, 30×40’s and whatnot…so glad to get these up and out of the way! And, now that they aren’t languishing in packing boxes behind and under things, I can get at them a bit easier and know what I have as well.

yay!

foo dog tattoo sleeve, more work in progress

February 27, 2009


foo dog eyes

Originally uploaded by tagscats

So, I posted last night that I went in and we worked the sleeve AGAIN, lol….I can’t believe I’m doing this every week. It’s SO much fun having a sore arm all the time. And, it was sore last night, feels a bit better today.

Anyway, check out the progess shots of the peony flowers that have been finished, and the foo dog eyes and a bit of white added here and there…only touchups mostly to do now….perhaps 2 more sessions??

Going in again next Wednesday….

See all progess shots here

foo dog tattoo sleeve work in progress…

February 25, 2009


inside arm, wind bars & smoke

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Last Thursday we did more work on my tattoo sleeve. Seems strange to be going in so often for these sessions, but with Shayna leaving in April, time is of the essence. The nice thing is that we are able to work different portions of my arm in each session.

We did background this session, traditional japanese windbars and colored the smoke. The smoke looks reddish in these photos, but, as it heals is turning a light grey. The windbars will stay darkish.

Tomorrow, we will be doing more work, hoping to finish the blue peony flowers and perhaps do some more highlights of white and some touchup. Almost finished….

more photos of my foo dog sleeve here

Cat Pillow

January 29, 2009


Cat Pillow

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Who says greyhounds don’t get along with cats? That’s Stella my greyhound using Dickens as a pillow….

Cat bed

January 15, 2009


Cat bed

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Sunshine hits the bed in the afternoon, and so do the cats…

Stella & toys

January 15, 2009


Stella & toys

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Is this cute or what?? Stella my greyhound sleeps with all her toys, apparently she can’t pick a favorite…

Stella – relaxed

January 7, 2009


Stella – relaxed

Originally uploaded by tagscats

Oh to sleep like a greyhound…..though I have to say, I did wake up the other morning with my head hanging off the side of the bed, upside down. Now, how I got that way, I have no idea, except to think that I’m hanging around my dogs too much, lol!