Friday, August 3, 2012

Been Away Far Too Long ...

I just logged in & was totally lost ... might take a little bit for me to get used to the changes, but I am hopeful.  :)

two updates ...

1) I got a tattoo in the not so distant past:

It's on my right forearm

Does the image look familiar to anyone?  I'm sure it does.  It's artwork & photo by Lynne Hoppe (the link will take you to her blogger page & not the post that has this image ... if you haven't visited it before, it's definitely worth your time to search for it if you are interested).  In case anyone is wondering, I did contact Lynne prior to getting the tattoo to make sure she'd be ok with me using her photo/image & was given her blessing.

I had it done at a local shop - Otherside Ink by Bisquette Bewley (if you have time, check out all of his galleries on his facebook page - his work is pretty flippen impressive) ... it took nearly 4 hours and was completely worth it ... one problem ... now I'm thinking I'd like to turn my whole arm into a tree branch ...

2)  I have been staying crafty ... funny thing is it's been a lot more than just crochet, but here I am posting another amigurumi critter ... this time, A Fierce Dragon (of the sweetest nature).

Meet Freud

he's from a pattern I found on Crafster by Angry Angel ... the pattern is straight forward and though I learned a couple new stitches, was easy to follow ... 

I used a couple of garnet beads for his eyes

 and black yarn for his scales

Sadie (my daughter) get's credit for the photo's of Freud.

I'm working on another one for a little friend that is about to turn five ... hers is being done in a deep red CHUNKY yarn.  It's HUGE (in comparison to Freud) and I am already loving it ... I'll post picture when I have all the pieces done.

OK, I just finished this post and am already digging many of the changes ... I have a feeling I'll get use to them in no time.



naomi said...

I'm glad you're back at it! (blogging, that is). Your crafting never misses a beat...which I love. Can't wait to meet Big Red btw, I'm so excited to see how he comes out!

3rdEyeMuse said...

let's see if I actually post again before 2013!

dkuroiwa said...

what an incredibly lovely surprise to find you back again!!! i've missed your posts....even rarely is better than absolutely nothing at all!! (^-^)
LOVE your dragon....if you ever feel adventurous and wanna try a flamingo, i know someone (hello? me!) who would love to have one for her collection!!

and really...that tattoo? rocks! love it!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks, Debbie :)