It’s so sweet when loved up couples choose a visit to the ThreadShed Fresh East to celebrate something special. I’ve hosted a few couples celebrating their anniversary and this fabulous couple came along to celebrate their one year anniversary … their designs were very different but each left with a T-shirt they were proud of! Many congratulations to them and I hope they come back and celebrate year 2 with me too ❤️
I enjoyed a play day in my craft room yesterday. It was a damp, miserable day outside but a warm, smiley one in my craft room. I painted, sewed, embroidered and glued all day … sheer creative bliss!
I am absolutely loving the Classy Chassis of this cute tattoo themed box bag, which had a prospective buyer practically before the glue had dried.
Ahhhhhhh … a hot glue gun and a posh embroidery machine … blinkin’ perfect!
Customers usually bring Lee a photo of their tattoo request. Lee diligently reproduces their request just beautifully and the customer walks away happy that their requirement has been well met. However, some of Lee’s regulars totally trust him to have absolute free reign. This is exactly what happened with one of our long standing customers who told Lee he wanted a skull and rose. Lee just drew it on to him free-hand. Great results for that extra trust in your artist ❤️
Lee has just completed this totally awesome rose on the neck of one of our regular customers. The customer already had an old tattoo of a swallow and some initials and so Lee incorporated the rose. Needless to say the beautiful, colourful rose definitely made our customer blooming happy.
A lovely customer came in wanting something wonderful done to a tattoo started by another artist. Quite often Lee will prefer not to do this as his creativity is constrained by the previous work but on the flip side he just loves an artistic challenge!
I think he did a fabulous upgrade on this one and we had a very happy customer at Foreverart Pembroke ❤️
For the day job I use a briefcase and I was quite envious of the two briefcases that Lee painted recently (and are available on our Amazon shop). However, I didn’t think that the skulls and owls would be suitable for my very formal business meetings. Therefore my lovely husband spent a relaxing day giving my very boring black briefcase a little makeover.
I absolutely love this single red rose 🌹 from my love …
Just before Xmas Lee added a new rose to my “under construction” sleeve. It looks beautiful above the gorgeous daffodil and alongside the purple rose from the last session. Simply beautiful ❤️
So … that beautiful pink rose which Lee added to my floral band a couple of weeks ago left a naked space on my arm and the glowing whiteness kept catching my eye. Truly it was simply begging for some colour.
Therefore, on a quiet drizzly morning, it was a little trip to our studio to say goodbye to that particular patch of white skin forever. It was also a good opportunity to browse my favourite tattoo mag ‘Skin Deep’ and seek out some inspiration for a spectacular back piece that is in the contemplation stage. Am thinking peacocks …
In the meantime I guess it’s true … roses really do grow on you!
Lee’s customer didn’t turn up for his appointment today. A Saturday is when Lee is always busy and so a ‘no-show’ is grim. Lee is so laid back and trusting, he never collects deposits when customers book in. However, a cancellation when you’re self- employed and the session isn’t then filled with a ‘walk-in’ it then becomes a day without pay, which is tough! If you think of it, it’s the same as the a salaried person going into work and being expected to sit at their desk all day without being paid for it. Not good huh?
Never a man to waste a creative opportunity though Lee invited me down the studio for a bit more work on what is going to eventually become a 3/4 sleeve of flowers.
I love my new rose and I love my new husband. Simple!