Monday, May 3, 2010

Random thoughts about noise and tattoos

Noisy, noisy here today: the flooring crew is removing the old vinyl and backer board, pounding/pulling staples, and laying new plywood. Between the noise, the weather (overcast, possible showers), and my allergies (dust, tree pollen), I can feel a headache waiting in the wings. Still, the noise and dust will all be worth it in the end.

I just got a commission to design a tattoo for someone. I'm not into tattoos myself, but I've seen some that are amazing works of art, no matter what you think of the media and the "canvas." So, I agreed to design a 6" abstract black/red wreath for someone who wants to put a quote in the middle of it. I hope it turns out well. I never imagined someone would like my work well enough to want it permanently inked on their body! They particularly like my black/red on white patterns, which ought to translate well to a tattoo.

On a gardening note, I found my sunny yellow marigolds at Lowes today, and the last shrub I needed to finish the bed behind the dining room at the back of the house (a simple 'Emerald' arborvitae).