Friday, September 28, 2012



This week I have been, sorta, planning for my trip to Oregon with my fave Twinkle Twinkle Artist.  We're on our way to Art and Soul!  And because I'm off to Oregon, I get to have dinner with the most beautiful Grandmother in the land.    My Grandma is so important to me.  This rose is for her.

I went into to my fav tattoo artist for some touch ups, of old work, not his, and I just knew it was time for my rose to represent the most important woman in my life.

So for my lovely grandmother, and her 100's of rose bushes, I will wear her symbol on my body forever.  I can see that she will not be around near as long as I wish, but she is with me each day.  I could not possibly be the  person I am without her.

And the face?  That is my second toilet bowl lid, a commissioned piece, that left me this week.  Yup, it's another toilet bowl!

And last week, I wrote a post about all the exciting new adventures of mine in art business.  Although of course it's slow going, it's going!  You can read all about the post HERE!!!  I share some exciting news, and a few new pieces I made!

Happy week to you, and I'll be back after Art and Soul to share all about our fab trip, which I know it will be!  Oh, did I mention Jesse Reno and Mindy Lacefield???  :D

39 comments:

  1. YAY!! SO exciting - and your work is gorgeous - both the lid and the rose! Yeah, Grandma! xoxo

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  2. You are going to have fun!!!

    Wow... your toilet lid is stunning. What a gorgeous face. I think that must be the funkiest toilet lid ever!!!

    Karen

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  3. ok first of all....love love love your tattoo!!! and I also love love love your art....and how lucky...to be heading on an art trip and a visit with your Grandma!!!! Have a great time!!!!

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  4. Fantastic rose, and I love your toilet bowl lid! Big wow! Valerie

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  5. Yay, yay, yay to everything! The rose, the face, and the toilet lid are all stunning (now there's a sentence I never thought I'd hear myself say!), and so cool that you get to spend time with Kristin and your grandmother)

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  6. You and Kristin are going to have a blast!

    Your new tattoo is beautiful! Even more so because it reminds you of someone who is so special to you....and that bit of yourself that is awesome because of her influence :)

    Love the lid, too. It would be fun to see the house that lid fits into!

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  7. I really like your tattoo. Have fun visiting your Grandma and how lucky that you still have her. Happy PPF!

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  8. Beautiful tattoo and your girl is so cool! I love how you painted her eyes! You're so blessed to still have your grandmother. Have a wonderful trip!

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  9. Hi Daniele! What a lovely tattoo, made all the more awesome because of who it represents! I was fortunate to be close to all of my grandparents (with the exception of one who passed before I was born), but was closest to my maternal grandpa, whom I called "Papa," who passed away 4 years ago. I miss him every single day, and still haven't been able to delete his number from the directory on my cell.

    Have a wonderful time at Art & Soul! Would love to attend this event myself someday!

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  10. Have a great time at Art and Soul. Love your art. :-)

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  11. I am more of a piercings girl, but I love and admire tattoos on others and loved watching all the tattoo shows and the stories and art behind each tattoo...so interesting and beautiful!! Yours has to be one of my favorites and such a wonderful way to celebrate your grandmother!! I also met a guy who had the most gorgeous blue roses that were amazing too!! Love your toilet seats...I have yet to do one!! Good job, have a nice trip!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Th rose tattoo looks awesome! I'm planning on doing mine on my birthday next year. :) And your toilet bowl lid art is freaking awesome!

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  13. Such a lovely and symbolic way to have your granma with you forever - I don't know who I would be with out the influence of my Nan. (She's a rose-a-holic too!) I love that your painting toilet seats - such a cool idea! x

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  14. Hi Daniele, hope you have a brilliant time at Art & Soul.
    Thanks for being a part of Blogtoberfest, hosted by Cathy aka {tinniegirl} last year. Thought you might be interested to know that we're running it again in 2012. You can find all the info at: http://isawyoudancing.blogspot.com.au/p/blogtoberfest-2012.html
    And we're kicking off this Monday! Would love to see you there.
    Kat xxx

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  15. Love that toiletbowl lid, such a great idea! Your grandma will be honoured I guess, with your tribute to her! Congrats on your new adventures in art business, sounds exciting. And Jesse Reno ... sure would like to be there!

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  16. gorgeous blog and absolutely outstanding toilet bowl lid! *subscribed* :)

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  17. Congratulations on your recent successes. I love the little details in this face and I am sooooo jealous you are going to Art and Soul. I went for two days last year, but this year I have to work and just can't do it. Enjoy!!!!

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  18. Hi Daniele, your rose is simply gorgeous. And a face on the toilet, wow! I believe I have seen art in almost every place that it could be now. I do wish you a happy trip to Oregon and to the Art and Soul event. I here that's wonderful. Your visit to Grandma's will be very special for her. I speak as a grandma myself. Cherish the visit. Grandmas are extra special, even surpassing Mamas, in my opinion.

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  19. Wow..spectacular face..she is vibing with radiance and magic..totally dazzling..the eyes are so strong! and Love your very special tattoo and the meaning of the rose ...and connection is heart-touching..beautiful!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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  20. Your rose is so special- what a way to honor her! Fabulous toilet painting! What a wonderful conversation piece!

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  21. Have a wonderful creative trip. I wish that I could be there too. I can't with to see what the two of you get up to.

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  22. Excited for you about your trip! And love that rose tattoo. I really miss my grandma, she was great as well, all my memories of childhood are with her!

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  23. Gorgeous!! I love the toilet cover too, so colorful and spirited. Her eyes are fantastic. Love.

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  24. WOW...that's a pretty interesting and creative lid...great art:)

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  25. Oh my goodness... I love love your art! Such beauty on a toilet lid! And the rose is stunning. And congrats on your exciting news.

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  26. Lovely reminder. Cool project. Love the light in her eyes.

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  27. Now that is the most creative "canvas" I have heard about in a looong time - toilet bowl cover! Excellent.

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  28. Can't wait to see photos of your trip, sounds so fun!! And kiss and hug that sweet Grandmother as much as you possibly can. <3

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  29. Can't wait to see photos of your trip, sounds so fun!! And kiss and hug that sweet Grandmother as much as you possibly can. <3

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  30. Love the rose - it's beautiful. And good luck with you business. Ev

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  31. Have a fabulous time! I'm so excited for you n' Kristin! :D
    I can't wait to hear all about it~

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  32. Hi Daniele! Just checking in to see what you've been up to...what a gorgeous tat! Love it!:-) Hope you're well, and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!:-)

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  33. I loved my comment - thank you! xoxoxo

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  34. Hello dearest, hope you are doing well. I miss seeing your posts and hearing how everything is going. I wanted to let you know I included you in my post today. I finally got a chance to pull myself together.
    Happy New Year, hope you are splendid.

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