Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I'm back! ...but not right now.
i fixed my computer a while ago but i was used to not checking in in blogland.
i will be back this week with hopefully a good post! it's been a while. i also have a lot of catching up to do to read all my usuals yikes!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ah crap!

So my computer blew up (not technically.. But it no longer wants to work) . I am currently updating this on my iPhone... But typin out anything of substance isnt really practical on this thing. So I just want to say I may be m.I.a shortly. I wanted to share some doggysitting adventures with you and the cupcakes I am makin tonight for my sisters birthday... But they will have to wait! Hope everyone is having a good week... Mines been hectic and stressful/frustrating at times so I'm really looking forward to the bday celebrations tomorrow for my Sis!

Monday, April 11, 2011

spring blooms and you find the love that's true...

on behalf of springs arrival!
i just finished this tattoo up on saturday. since the client could only sit for an hour or so at a time it's taken a few sessions... but it's done for now. until she's ready for some shadow in behind!

it was gorgeous out yesterday, and my sister and i went to a bridal show. it wasn't what we were expecting. i remember going to one with her years ago, and it was done so well... lots of freebies, and lots of snacking food and tea/coffee. these are the reasons we go to these kinds of things! oh, and door prizes of course.
yesterday i won a doorprize alright! it was a gift certificate scribbled in pen on a piece of paper for a place i've never heard of. even the guy videoing the show leaned in and told me there has been nothing but really negative reviews online about the place i won the prize from! haha. we also think the grand door prize for a honeymoon isn't even real! and we even heard the people sitting behind us whisper "this is the most ghetto bridal show ever".
oh well. maybe we will hit up the big fancy one in january. before the bridal show we went to a flea market and i heard the worst 'compliment' of my life. creepo! i even had to awkwardly say 'alright.. that's enough'

anyway we tried to classy up the day by topping it off by going to Moxie's for dinner.. which seemed to help. except i forgot to take my "bride" nametag off i looked crazy! brides are crazy people! not all of you ;) but what we are planning is so low key and laid back and DIY it's just funny to see how crazy other people are about all that stuff. o well, to each their own!

i'm off to get some things done with the last bit of my 'weekend'... and i will also be doggysitting as of this evening!! so excited to have a (pseudo)dog again.. even if it is just for a week :)

happy monday

Saturday, April 9, 2011

ABC 's

i saw this on Chrissy's blog and liked it... plus i haven't been blogging all week so i figured this was something easy i could do!

age: 29 ( i seriously just had to really think if i was 28 or 29. yikes)

Bedsize: Queen but with king size duvet!

chore you hate: lately all of it.. but i normally don't mind any of it

dogs: none at the moment.. although i'll be doggysitting for my future brother-in-law and his wife! so excited... not sure the cat will be as excited

essential start of the day: bacon! ...well not everyday or my heart would probably explode. but definitely TEA

favorite color: turquoise, black

gold 0r silver: silver

height: i always say 5'6" ? maybe 5'5.5" though

instruments I play )or have played): i play piano and guitar. not well.. but i like to pretend i know what i'm doing

job title: tattoo artist / painter/ artist?

kids: want them!

live: maritimer, east coast of canada

Mom's name: Teresa

nickname: beckz

overnight hospital stays: i had a handful of surgeries when i was younger.. but i don't remember if i was in overnight?

pet peeve: getting big breathes of other peoples smells when they walk by haha. also, slow-walkers or slow drivers

quote from a movie: "shitter was full!" haha christmas vacation, so many great lines

right or left handed: left

siblings: 1 sister +brother-in-law

time you wake up: 8:24 am

underwear: i do

vegetables you dislike: brussel sprouts probably

what makes you run late: watching netflix at breakfast hah

x-rays you've had done: teeth, wrist, elbow, head? like a ct scan

yummy food you make: pie, anything breakfast, homemade fries

zoo animal: zebra!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Say Cheese!

breakfast! i made cream cheese w/ choc. chips stuffed french toast with strawberries and bacon mmmmm so good i just might make it again today :)

my future mother-in-law gave me tickets to the big home show this weekend so my sister and i went. it was ok, but i don't own my own asphalt driveway and i can't afford any of the giant spaceship-like hot tubs. But then... we heard it. an announcement about a free cheese seminar! starting in 10 mins... the last one of the weekend. hahahaha... we found it immediately and took our seats

we were very excited and it was pretty awesome. you could even tell all the people walking by in the home show were jealous :P we taste tested 6 different kinds of cheese with bagettes, and they explained how to really get the full tastes out of them, and also how to pair them. you can freeze cheese! and it won't affect it at all. and we learned lots of other stuff.. and got cheese notepads, and a pizza cutter and cheese picks if you are serving your own selection. and my sister won us little ovenmitts!
some of the cheese haul:

yes we are giant nerds. one time while driving back from montreal last summer, my sister was asleep in the passenger seat and i knew of a small potato chip factory tour coming up at one of the exits. i pulled in and when she woke up.. it was like christmas morning! her husband just went back to sleep in the backseat... but my sister and i went in to do the chip tour! it was only $6 and you got to watch them make their kettle chips, and you got a bag right from the factory workers out of the batch they were making. we watched little videos about potatoes hahaha and then the best part we got to take our kettle chips and go try out all kinds of seasonings. i made my own mix of 'mac & cheese' with 'hickory bacon'. it was so delicious.

and my sister shown here amidst a bunch of 8 year olds hahah

in spring of '09 we also went and did a tour of a maple syrup sugar shack with an all you can eat pancake brunch!
here i was showing off all the maple products. mmm maple

Anyway... we LOVE FOOD! is basically the point of all of that. ha. back to the rest of my day yesterday:

hard to believe i'll be jumping back in in less then 3 months! brrr

nice waves though.. there were quite a few people out

people surf all winter in nova scotia. (you probably can't see them at the point in the distance). i have never been winter surfing because i turn purple even if it's too cold in the middle of summer and sometimes i can't get warmed up after the ocean then! i can't imagine coming out of the water in our winter weather.

i've been spoiled with surfing in california and tofino and yes, i know how snobby that sounds! ... the only time i tried surfing here in NS it was really hard! the conditions were not as friendly haha. also, i should probably stop taking pictures while driving

bridge back to the halifax side after a nice drive

funny faces! my sister showed me this app and saturday night a few of us spent way too much time taking ridiculous pictures and laughing until we cried. and hey, it goes with the 'say cheese' theme :)

get this app if you have an iphone.. it's free!

Friday, April 1, 2011

more mail!

lookie what came in the mail today!

i won a giveaway on Chrissy's blog and my lovely winnings from Danielle at http://www.positivelyposi.com/ showed up today :)

i absolutely love this granny square bunting:D the colors are so great and it's sooo soft. i immediately hung it up in my art room.

i opened it as soon as i got in the door and didn't even take my jacket off... but turns out the headband she made matches my jacket zipper exactly. i am trying to point that out in the following photo ..

and awkwardly trying to show off the neat rose design..

Thanks Danielle and Chrissy :)

So much for springlike weather yesterday... today we have a nice mix of freezing rain/ice pellets and crazy winds. and hearing it hitting the windows makes it really chilly in here!

also this was written on Cool Hunting about the sketchbook project that i'm taking part in. The tour has moved from Austin Texas all the way over to Portland, ME this week. if you're in the area check it out at Space Gallery

Thursday, March 31, 2011

lion scene tattoo all done

i have a few bigger pieces on the go right now... but this one has been in progress for quite a while.. like well over a year! we did go tubing down a river one time this past summer before some of the color was healed which didn't help. oops! but anyway, we finally put in the last few hours the other day.. and voila! thought i'd share it..

..and you can click on the picture to get a bigger view. blogger's 'large' images aren't very large