Tiny Home Brewing…

When you can tweek every corner and call it your own, things can get very nice very fast… design ideas for my tiny home: (All pictures taken by me around Strasbourg.)

Delicate well-crafted details, like this doorknocker I found behind the cathedral.

Oddities! Knick-knacks in a few corners.

Perhaps carpets. Actually I just like this picture.

Everyone needs a chandelier to hang from every now and then...

 

Tattooing trials

It’s official: I’ve started learning how to tattoo! It’s with the guys from Tinta Tattoo here in Strasbourg, which opened just last November and is doing great thanks to stellar attitudes and friendliness (amongst other things).

Step one: Practice, practice and practice… on vinyl flooring! We heard from a fellow tattoo artist that the backside of it could be used as an alternative to real skin while learning and to our surprise and delight, we found out he was right! Much better than pig’s feet, which stink, and better for now than real live human skins, at least until I get confident about all these needles.

The machine was lighter than I thought it would be, and I felt confortable fast. These were done freehand with a 3 needle liner and black ink. The vinyl doesn’t take transfers, doesn’t wipe (but dabs a little) a little and smears when you run water onto it. We tried all three, so all that explains the messyness… but still! Have a look.

Mmm, slicey! Woodsy hairy coral girl.

A little pile of eyes or a little crowd of circles, anyone? I'd love to tattoo these.

I think I’m going to like this.

Lorenzaccio

I think it's a book or magazine cover initially. Anyway happily for me and my moon obsession, it reads "En/la/luna 23.11-08.01".

J’avais découpé cette image il y a quelque temps en adorant le monochrome et l’idée d’une personne dans une autre. Mon interprétation que j’appelle Memories of Lorenzaccio en honneur du personnage principal de la pièce de Musset, hanté par sa personne passée:

25 x 33 cm, gouache et papier découpé (avril 2012). A piece of glass or a scanner would be nicely put to use here!