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What is freehand and why is it so fascinating?

I have been working on-and-off in freehand for a number of years, and this year I have been doing it a lot. From tiny to huge pieces, I have just had the right work in that suits this process. It can be intimidating from a client’s perspective, so, enthused and inspired by my recent creations,Continue reading “What is freehand and why is it so fascinating?”

Impermanence.

‘Tattoos are for life…’ Most of us who have tattoos have been regaled with questions such as ‘Are you sure…? It’s a big decision… you know it’s permanent, right?’. Now, aside from the irksome nature of these comments, there is a deeper facet to the statement ‘tattoos are forever.’ tat·​too | \ ta-ˈtü  \ nounContinue reading “Impermanence.”

Echoes of the past.

Uncle Patrick was a legend. He was my Stepmother’s Uncle. He grew up in Dublin in the 1920’s.  In my childhood, he lived mostly in New Zealand and often came here and lived with us for the whole summer to escape the winter in the southern hemisphere and spend time with his beloved family here.Continue reading “Echoes of the past.”

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