Happy 2012 my fellow viewers!
It is the year of the DRAGON!
Apologize for not continuously posting, but I do have a life outside of my Mac. Hope your year has been starting off great. Mine well, has been full of mystery. Finally got around to collecting my old clothes I find no need for anymore to try to sell at a vintage shop. They liked a few items... Need to hit up some other stores. After I rid of those garments, I walked over to my favorite Urban store... Free People. Got this beautiful leather clutch that I can use tomorrow at the RAWards in Hollywood.
If you live in LA & love art, I suggest you attend the show. I will be walking for Dear Raymer. Tickets are sold here: http://www.rawartists.org/
With that said, on to the real topic of the post. HAND ART.... a friend of mine just got herself a finger tattoo and that is tempting me to get the idea I created for a finger tattoo. You have to understand, I don't do tattoos.... I can respect them and love them.. but the thing is, I can't stand them. I am an OCD freak when it comes to art, especially on the body. When I was in elementary I use to draw on my hands with gel pens all the time, but when I got home... my mother would see them and scold me. Ink will leak into your body and poison you. As a child, this terrifies me! Soon as I grew older it did not bother me so much. Seeing how my fellow class mates would write down page numbers and text for classes and nothing would happen to them. It seemed harmless... but when I got to understand the ways of tattoos I was completely turned off. A piece of art that is practically glued to you for life. It goes with you everywhere. Ages with you. The aging processes freaks me out the most.
With everyone loving tattoos, that too put me off. I don't do peer pressure or follow people for a trend. I go with what I feel is right. What I feel is me.
With my boyfriend having tattoos, I have been able to calm my psycho tattoo hating self down. They have great reason and meaning behind them and don't look like your typical bro tattoo. He is an amazing man, and I see us being together for a good while or even longer if nothing ever goes wrong. Who knows what the future holds. Me being an artist, I feel I need to carry around art with me at all times. He has turned me into a better person. I guess in a way, getting a tattoo is in a way a sign of respect towards him. He has done so much for me and won't stop. If I were to get this tattoo, it would show my admiration for him and myself.
The idea is text, which is very important to me. I LOVE text and all its beauty. Most of my artwork deals with text. It's so fun to create and all of us all over the world share text of different shapes. It is a form of communication in so many ways. Communication is key in life. It's what keeps things going strong.
Put together an image of my hand and text on my computer. Photoshop isn't wanting to work with the new Lion update so I'll have to wait on more text options... So frustrating. Limited with what tiny pic gave me. So here is an image of my right hand with my right ring finger.
Still need to look through more text options once my photoshop starts working again. This is the basic idea though! It will face away from my view therefor if I were to ever be irritated by knowing of its existence... I won't see it! It will be like it was never there. Like how girls have them hidden behind the ear or even on the butt. Can't see it, so no worries. Having my life dedicated towards art won't be bothersome with a hand tattoo. They say how tattoos that show effect your chances in the business world. Yet my business is art. Once I get out of my current job, this tattoo idea will become more serious. They hold me back so much. I want to wear my rings and do something fun with my hair, color my nails, wear ankle bracelets... but noo they do not allow any of that. Yet we actually sell ankle bracelets.
You may be wondering the reason behind "keep breathing"... well because breathing is very important to all of us and especially me. I am allergic to cigarette smoke. My throat will close up, eyes start watering... a claustrophobic feeling all across my body. I'll hold my breathe or push it all out and get far away from it as possible till I can take another breathe of fresh air. I want to keep breathing but I can't with smoke around me. Keep breathing also means to keep going through life. No matter what comes your way, you gotta keep going. Breathing exercises are too another important thing to me. Practicing deep breathes calms down stress, helps you think more & deeper.
The spoon ring will stay with me for life, so "keep" will start after the ring. Having a text tattoo on the right side part of the finger is feminine and classy. The way I want to always be. That is the way I keep art.
For the rest of this post will be dedicated to hand art in the forms of tattoos and hennas...
Hands are a beautiful thing. They tell stories and bring wonders to life.