I think I was inspired to get my first tattoo after watching several episodes of Miami Ink, this week while I road mile upon mile on the exercise bike, I started watching NY Ink I just love Megan Massacre’s deconstructed pin-ups. Now on the tattoo kick, it lead me to watch the movie Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World. I think becoming a tattoo artist would be very cool, I certainly have the hand for it, just maybe not the drawing skills. I started to think of what I might like to do for my next tattoo, saving money begins today. I wanted to get a Ganesh in the Mehndi style on my upper arm and shoulder, but I wanted him to be riding a deer and holding a cardinal in his hand. Then I saw some Ganesh tattoos and they are all so unelegant, so I thought maybe a tree of life in the Indian style, with tiny deer, elephants and birds in the branches. I couldn’t find anything I liked so I started sketching a tree of my own. It was not great, not really worthy of posting here, but as I was drawing the tree of life, this idea popped into my head.
For some reason her name had a very steam punk sound to it, even though the doll was kind of inspired by some lovely East African dolls I saw at a craft fair, and also inspired by my long running symbol of the Earth Goddess.
I believe she will be a doll too. It just looks like a doll begging to be made. I haven’t made any dolls since I made the pirate monkey zombie this summer for the Pirate, my awesome boyfriend. I think this one will have to be next. I have been exploring a bit with doll construction, and replaced the dead drill so now I can make stands and drill holes for the dowels. Lets see what I can come up with. New years resolution, make art every day!!