I was glad to see everyone's comments yesterday...I miss you guys!
I keep hoping I'll get my crafting mojo back, but life has just been non-stop, in my face, 24/7. Even when I'm vegging in front of the TV, I never seem to pick up anything to work on.
Other stuff (good stuff) is going on in the background too...the kind of stuff you can't really blog about...so that takes my attention also.
About the tattoo: It's a tribal phoenix. I found the black phoenix on line and then had my tattoo artist draw in the sun. I think she did an amazing job making it look like it was part of the original design. I chose blue/purple rather than red/orange because 1. I like those colors better and 2. The blue/purple represents the phoenix's tears as well as burning in the sun/fire.
The tattoo took 3 hours to do. The first 2 weren't too bad, but when she went back to fill in the outlines, that last hour HURT. She said that I picked a heck of a design for my first tattoo! LOL
But it was all worth it. I love it - even though the skin is starting to shed & I'm itching like crazy. It's big, true, but I wanted to make a statement and have something I'd love looking at the rest of my life.
I'm already planning #'s 2 & 3!
Again - thanks for the comments & for keeping me on your blog lists/newsreaders!