Friday, September 23, 2011

The Family That Tattoo's Together...

About a week ago I was in North Carolina, visiting my parents. Prior to the visit I had discussed my next tattoo idea with my dad, and asked him to come up with a design.
I have been challenged and growing in my faith. I wanted something to mark this stage of my life, and act as a constant reminder for when times get tough. I wanted an ichthus and a cross, both which are very symbolic in Christianity. I didn't want it to be cheesy and super religious, even though I do believe in Christ, I do not believe in religion. Religion is not viewed how it should be any longer {but this is a whole separate topic}. 
Anyways, I knew my dad would have an awesome design, and he did! This is what he came up with:

On Tuesday my dad set up an appointment at Warlock's which is a tattoo shop in Raleigh. But it wasn't just me getting the tattoo. My mom and dad wanted it as well! 
{Side note: This is not a first for my family. We have been tattooing together for years. My dad even has a slogan: "The family that tattoo's together stays together." And, that's us!}   
I decided to document this bonding moment. I must admit, my parents are the coolest and very hip.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Catching Dreams

I made this dreamcatcher for my mom, when I was in college a few years ago. At the time, I lived at the beach and would often come home from walks with driftwood and rocks. I have always been a collector of: stuff {with a plan to make it into some sort of art piece}. 
I wanted to make her something special, and handmade gifts are always the best. The dreamcatcher goes along with our Cherokee background and it catches good dreams and lets the bad pass through. Thankfully she liked it and now it hangs over my parents bed.


Monday, September 5, 2011


 Flowers {mostly} from my watercolor phase, which I loved and need to start back up again. I love these little paintings. Next time you see or hear from me I will have been painting.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

~ Louisa May Alcott