Friday, February 28, 2014


So I've had to put the blog... and painting... and pretty much everything else aside most all of last week as we stayed up until 3am most nights cleaning, packing, and getting ready to "stage" our house for sale this week.  Tons of work...

The ladies cleaning and dusting the den
Lots of trips to the Eco Station...  this one was a sad trip... I bought this stereo receiver when I was 15 years old with money I made cutting grass for show homes one summer.  It was my first "real" job.  I'm 34 in a few days, and it died a few weeks ago.  Rest well good friend, we've had a lot of good times together.
... this however was a happy trip.  I hate this mattress, by back hates this mattress, and Teagan hates this mattress even more than I do.   Good riddance.
Now for a few days to decompress on our annual March trip to the cabin in the mountains... But how about a tattoo before we go?  I've got a camera full of photos from last week that need editing, but for now I'm posting my friend Nik's tattoo. 

I've known Nik since I was 13 years old, and it's always fun getting to tattoo old friends and catching up.  However, it's always a special honor when any client wants to get a tattoo for their best friend.  My cats are my best friends in the entire world,  I have my cats tattooed on my feet, I fully understand the bond between an animal and a human, so again, it was absolutely my pleasure to get to tattoo Mickey on Nik's arm last week.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Online Garage Sale

So the last week has been busy with packing up and going though all the boxes that have been piling up in the basement...  most of which are mine...

Long story short, we have too much stuff.  It's far too cold outside to have a garage sale, so we're having an online garage sale!  Everything from bikes, books, vinyl toys, paintings... and we'll be adding new items daily as we find 'em!

Click the link and buy our stuff!  Thanks!

Thursday, February 13, 2014


This is our life right now.. Going through the years of my pack ratting and getting our house ready to sell.  It actually makes me feel good, I have too much "stuff".  Online garage sale coming soon

Sunday, February 9, 2014


My friend Olga sat like an absolute rock while I outlined 2/3rd's of her back yesterday.  Lots of long, straight lines in a not so fun spot to get tattooed...  She's a champ and I'm beyond excited knowing we'll get this done asap.

Friday, February 7, 2014


Starting to sift though my camera so that we can update the website and get a new portfolio printed.  I found this 1/2 healed, 1/2 fresh photo of Zoey's thigh from last month, reminding me that I need to get fully healed pictures of it for said portfolio.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


I'm trying to paint a few hours every day so that by the time we're ready to open, all the flash in the front of the shop is hand painted.  Worked on this sheet for an hour today when i figured out my first apt was a no show. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


I was going to write a short novel about why we've chosen to move to Nelson, BC, but after uploading the pictures from our trip a few weeks ago, I feel they speak for themselves.

The plan is to have a small studio, The Timber Tattoo Company, open by early June.  We're working hard behind the scenes every day now to get things up and going.  Lots of fun new things in the works, and more info as it becomes available.  Huge thanks for all the support and positive comments from clients, family and friends! 


 Glad my good friend Geza made the trip down from Vancouver

Monday, February 3, 2014


Finished Kelly's raven today for my morning appointment
And then started colouring in Matts rib/thigh panel this afternoon.  Made it easy on both him and I by starting on a huge red rose on his thigh.  Great end to the work week!