Hmm, can't tell if all my early image posts in this thread have completely died or are just taking forever to load. Well here's my instagram anyway https://instagram.com/amybirdart and my facebook is https://www.facebook.com/AmyWilliamsTattoo
My "style" (if i even have/had one) is kinda all over the place these days. I hardly do any painting any more. Not really doing any recreational art in my free time... just in a massive slump as far as that's concerned... it's kinda shit and I feel bad about it but I don't want to force it either.
I moved studios a couple of months ago, from Tenacious Tattoo in Sheffield up to Cock-A-Snook in Newcastle (yes I work at somewhere with cock in the name...lol) but I don't really know if all the change is really an excuse for being shit. Think this might have just been happening either way. Hopefully I'll get my shit back together soon.
The new studio I'm at has a lot more walk-in business than the other one, which basically had no walk-in clients and most of the business came via facebook etc. So I'm getting more stuff thrown my way that I've never really had to do before, which is good for forcing me out of my comfort zone and giving me more practice at other things, but it's sort of made my work look sort of inconsistent. Not too bothered though, as I said my art has just come to a complete stop so I'm happy for what I do to just be dictated by customers for the time being.
Still enjoying tattooing but also feeling very uninspired, unmotivated, a bit lost, mostly sad, guilty about how I'm getting away with putting in a very minimal amount of effort. I'm typing this partly in an effort to just embarrass myself into sorting things out coz I know I just sound like a twat at the moment, with really no excuse.
Umm what else. I've noticed postivie stuff too though. Like in a way it's a massive step of progress that I'm able to not give too much of a shit. Designs that I used to start worrying about a week in advance I often just figure out on the day. As I said, with not having "grown up" in a busy walk-in studio I never had that pressure of having to get good at chucking out designs really fast, of things I'd never normally draw. And rarely had more than one customer in a day, so that stunted my progress too.
Ok that's all I can think of for now. Seems ages since I've done any sort of online chat or posting. Used to live on this forum. I miss those days of not really having anything to do excpet concentrate on makig my art tattoo-ready.