Thursday, June 22, 2006

Peacock 2

I had a dream last night that I was being pursued by some sort of mythical beast/monster. At one point she got close enough and shot me full of stick pins. Every inch of my skin was punctured by thousands of stick pins in neat symmetrical angled rows. Hmmmm....
The cool thing was that I could fly in my dream. Unfortunately so could my pursuer. The dream dictionary says this about chase dreams: "To dream that you are being chased, signifies that you are avoiding a situation that you do not think is conquerable. It is often a metaphor for some form of insecurity. In particular, to dream that you are chased by an animal, represents your own unexpressed and unacknowledged anger which is being projected onto that animal. Alternatively, you may be running away from a primal urge or fear.." But it says the following about flying dreams: "To dream that you are flying, signifies a sense of freedom where you had initially felt restricted and limited." Ambivalent? Nah!
I am still waiting for Sweet Cicely to contact me with the first draft of the peacock. I am so impatient.

Monday, June 05, 2006


The time is getting close. On July 14th I will begin my peacock back piece. I have been trying to pinpoint the time I decided I wanted a large tattoo on my back. I have always thought tattoos to be incredibly sexy - well, the right tattoo on the right person anyway. I was never vehemently opposed to getting one. I just didn't know what I would want on me for the rest of my life. I think I decided the peacock when I saw a tattoo program on television. A&E maybe? One woman had a large beautiful bird on her back. I saw it and knew I wanted something similar. I have loved birds ever since my Maxwell, my Senegal parrot came into my life. Now that he's gone, this will be a way to remember him. Although he certainly wasn't a peacock and he is only part of the reason I decided on this. I like the symbolism of the peacock. I'll get into that another time. It's also beautiful. It will be like a piece of jewelry on my back - an art nouveau, stained glass peacock.
I have sent all my inpiration ideas to Sweet Cicely Daniher of Cyclops tattoo. She does the most beautiful color work! I met her at at the Ink Slinger's convention in April. I had decided on the piece I wanted a few months back, and was searching for the perfect artist. She seemed to know exactly what I was looking for before it left my mouth. She has my insiration pieces. She has a tracing of my back. Now I am waiting to see the draft of the design. I am so excited! Stay tuned.