Here’s some quick photos. Yesterday was crazy, I’m exhausted!
Here’s my booth that I set up yesterday. The banner looks weird so high up, I’m used to the traditional short wall stands where I can hook my banner right behind me. My table cloth is brand new. I had to special order the striped fabric and it came in at the last minute. I think it’s pretty cute!
The convention is full of super nice people so far. Pictures of tattoos tomorrow!
Last night I went to see Dita Von Teese perform at Le Casino de Paris. Her new number “Fumeuse d’Opium” was smokin’!
See a little video here.
The 2009 Tattoo Art Fest in Paris at the Parc Floral is coming soon! September 18, 19, 20. I will have a stand with lots of goodies for sale:)
Here’s a photo from 2007
The best authentic flea-market is in the southern extremities of Paris at Porte de Vanves. The sellers are quite often the same with the same stuff for sale, but I enjoy watching the people on days when I find no treasures to bring home. I love the four playing poker with no cares if they sell a thing. Also the moment when they break out the picnic lunch with bottles of wine, mustard, green beans, baguettes and roasted chicken. The dogs are quite a lovely sight as well and perfectly socialized.
I hurried home to greet my sunday brunch guests to make some American pancakes. My husband couldn’t be happier and we have them so often that I sometimes eat something else. But I ate them! With strawberries, raspberries and caramel sauce. After brunch we all went together to the Musee D’Orsay to see the original collages of Max Ernst.
This collection is one of my all time favorites and I know it very well, but it still filled me with awe! I really want to read the novel, will I have to write it myself?
I must dig up the drawings I did from this series at age 16!
One of the added highlights was a film done in later years but based on this exposition, “The Dreams That Money can Buy”
Once while walking around Paris with some visiting friends and talking about tattoo projects, we noticed that on the Louvre building there were lots of traditional tattoo symbols and in fact a lot of tattoo ideas to be found. A little while later I was invited to hang an art show at my friend’s record store, named Born Bad. I wanted to do a series of tattoo images based on the Louvre and my husband suggested the title “Born to Louvre”. Here’s a photo of the building and the painting it inspired.
Some time later someone asked for a tattoo based on this painting and here’s the result:
I’m not sure why I changed her into a mirror but it really worked well as a tattoo. Probably has some hidden symbolism that I’m not yet aware of.
I’m glad that people like my work enough to get it permanently etched into their body. I keep on working some of my crazy ideas out on paper hoping someone will want it as a tattoo. I like this idea of getting tattoos inspired by European architecture.