i'm half-irish and half-scottish but, on st. paddy's day earlier this week, i wasn't sitting at a pub drinking green beer, nor was i dancing an irish jig at a celebration party.....instead, i was perched in a chair at the tattoo parlour getting INKED!!!
it is my 50th birthday present to myself. originally, i had planned on getting a wolf tattoo on my ankle however, marty, the tattoo artist said my wolf design would be great if enlarged but, being small and detailed, it would end up looking like a black blob in a few years time. i didn't want a large design on my ankle so i decided to leave off the wolf tattoo. anyways, i ended up designing a spiral symbol which holds spiritual meaning for me. it's a stylised double spiral which, in celtic tradition, symbolises balance and equality. for me, it's about going within and connecting with my Higher Self/Source bringing balance and harmony to my life.
then, to top off an already great day, i arrived home from getting my tattoo done to find a gift in the letterbox which i had won on julie's blog giveaway. i LOVE the colours in this needlepoint...thank you, julie!!!
today, i had actually planned to work on some art in the studio but first i visited a few blogs. robyn's blog was one of them and she gave a link to another blog which was fantastic so i spent a while browsing there. that blog gave some links to other blogs which were also fantastic so i ended up browsing those too. before i knew it, half my day had gone blog-hopping. i think that, if i'm to get any art done at all, i really need to limit my time at this computer! lol