The living dead

I had seen him before many times without it registering with me, but today I found out who Rick Genest is {aka, Zombie Boy}. I thought it quite apt it happened on Halloween morning. Additional bonus – he’s Canadian.

You may recognize Rick from Lady Gaga’s ‘Born this Way‘ video, where he shot to international fame earlier this year. 
Beautifully haunting images – 1, 2 and 3, 4, and 5

Pretty shoes and tattoos

After months and months of sketching and careful consideration, I got two real tattoos, compared to my previous one.

It took me months to finalize my drawings for my feet; I’ve always liked the idea of tattoos on feet. In my original design I had robins, poppies, knitting needles, wool, a set square, and sweet pea along with what you see above, but my drawings were way too packed. After a lot of humming and hawing I narrowed down my drawings to a skull, a hydrangea, and an anchor {my three favorite things}. I added some scrolls to add some flow, and threw in some mentions. There’s no direct connection between the objects and my parents. Just some stories, and that one is more feminine than the other.

Since I wear tights 99.3% of the year, my tats will only come out on special occasions. But in the end, how many people can say they’ve drawn their own tattoos? Old school tattoos at that.

Tattoo done by Neil at Dragon Tattoo

Rock n’ Roll Bride

Two days ago I came across this site {thanks to Always Andri Wedding Design Blog} and I have been oogling it ever since. Rock n’ Roll Bride is full of amazing alternative wedding ideas – especially when the run-of-the-mill wedding sites make you feel abnormal should you not want to conform to every tradition. It’s kind of amazing. 

I’ve made note already for tattoo inspired signage, cross stitched displays, and DIY bouquets so far. Thank you, thank you Kat Williams