Tuba Bell Engraving

My first tuba bell engraving!  In case you can’t see it too well, the design is of an art nouveau-style woman’s profile with her hair flowing around the curve of the bell. It was so much fun to do this design, the metal was very soft and easy to engrave. It was the first time…

Praying Mantis Tattoo

Another tattoo design request!  Below are the drawings (black & white and color versions) for a praying mantis design: And here’s the mantis outline on my friend’s arm! Once it’s colored in, I’ll post an update photo (possibly sometime in November). Time taken to design and draw: 3.5 hours

Crocheted Stag Head

I’ve always wanted a stuffed stag head for my house, but didn’t want to go out and kill a deer and then learn how to taxidermy it.  Compulsive crocheting to the rescue! The pattern for this stag head can be found in Vanessa Mooncie’s awesome book, Animal Heads.  Check out her other books, too, they’re…

State Flower Tattoo Design

I recently designed this full-arm tattoo for a friend: The flowers included in this design are the Syringa (Idaho), Rhododendron (Washington), Bitterroot (Montana), Yellow Jessamine (South Carolina) and Dogwood (North Carolina). Here’s what it looks like with the simple black ink outline done:   The flowers are life-size and represent each year that she’s lived…