I love cappuccino coffee, and what better away to pass the time, than to popping into my local Coffee Park shop at Srinakarin. On Monday evenings its Au Bon Pain Rainbow Hill, Thong Lor , while I’m waiting for my hubby to finish his training. Then its off to a nice little Italian down for dinner.
What I love about going to the coffee shop besides coffee and drawing is meeting you guys and being in a relaxing environment, listening to the mellow music. I often find people come up to me for a chat and see what I am doing, and sometimes I meet locals who I have seen, but never really chatted to before. Its a really lovely environment and makes for interesting day, I never know who I’m going to meet so its kinda cool. As I work from home, popping into the local coffee shop gives the opportunity to meet you, being around you gives me the chance of being part of the bigger picture and experiencing life on another level. Normally the only real time we meet you is when I exhibit at shows and galleries. Because of my traveling life style I don’t get much chance to do either of these activities like I used too, so my little outings to the coffee shop is a great way to meet you.
My Mermaid and her Octopus is my first coffee shop sketches. I really enjoyed working on this little design, its quiet a complicated piece as her hair and her octopus are weaving in and out of each other. Like most of my artworks I have an idea of what I want to create eg: a mermaid with a octopus, but apart from that I just kinda let it happen.
After finishing this piece my husband and I took a trip to Manila in the Philippines for an week long break to meet up with friends. So more about Manila, Typhoons, friends eating out being stuck in a Hotel and more “Sketchbook Dairies”.
Its been 2 months since my last post, so much has happened since then:
Firstly, I’m now living in Bang Na Bangkok, and have been here for nearly two months. Its been my first time in Thailand, and what a great place to visit! The people, and the culture here have been great. I have not done very much site seeing apart from going down the local for Jack Daniels and a dabbling of Karaoke, LOL.
Over the last few months I have been busy putting together my new tattoo website Lunarian Tattoos. The reason for this is over the many years I have been an artist, I have been asked to design tattoos, I was also getting a lot of requests to designs tattoos or use my own designs for tattoos, so I decided to do something about it. So for some of you who would like to use my faerie designs as tattoo pieces I now have flash for sale, all designs come with lining in sheets, so to make the job easier for your tattooist to get your design ready quicker. I also include with this a letter of consent form allowing the tattooist and yourself to use the design. While I understand that people will download my designs from the computer and I cannot stop this, this does mean the image quality is poor and you will end up paying a lot more for the tattooist to trace it and be assured many tattooists charge anything from above $80 per hour for there services. So be aware!!! Most of my flash art is around the $20 mark.
Another option available to you is to send in a photo of your finished tattoo so I can add it to my gallery and show off your beautiful piece. I have also included a custom tattoo page for those who want something totally unique designed by myself. For this I charge $30 an hour (or if you have a budget we can always try and work to this) — considerably lower than a tattooist. The reason for this is I work from home and I do not need transport or a place to work, so this is great for your pocket, the enviroment and me as I get to do what I love, giving you a treasured piece of art and a smile.
A tattoo design can take anything from 2 hours up, my last tattoo design was 5 hours. When the job is completed you will have a lining sheet, the signed original, and a unique tattoo!
You can now see my work at create my tattoo too 😉