Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wife, Mother and Artist.

I ready my pencils, paper and ink. I rifle through my many stacks of sketchbooks to find one that suits my current artistic mood. Tattoos? Anime? Life drawing? Or maybe work on my cute cupcake art today? Now that sounds like a plan. I sit down with surrounded by supplies to make the characters in my head come to life and I put a pencil to paper. The thoughts swirl around, what should I make? Will it come out as I see it in my head? My heart races as I start the swirl of lead on paper.

Me: Yes babe?
Son: I'm wet.
Me: *my heart stops* On the couch even?
Son: Sorry mommy.
Me. *sigh* It's OK son, lets go clean you up.

My thoughts have left. I switch back to mommy mode and I help my son clean up. Part of me feels terrible that I didn't ask if he needed to go before I got my supplies together. The other part of me wishes I could fast forward through potty training or that he would take to it better. I feel defeated sometimes by the lack of time I have to be artistic but that comes with the territory. I have yet to find the balance in my life that will allow me to be a mother and an artist but I know someday I will. Someday things will fall into place, it always does. In the meantime, back to life, back to reality and the hear and now of not peeing on the couch. Oh god the couch..

Friday, June 3, 2011

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Who is Evil Cupcake?

Well for starters, he's not really evil. Just naughty.

I'm an artist inspired heavily be American comics and Japanese pop art. I love simple and sweet designs like Domo-kun and the Neko Burger series. I started brainstorming on a similar simple but cute design I could make my own. Then came along Evil Cupcake or Evee as I like to call him. Something that would evoke the childhood memories of love, pranks on friends, laughter and silliness.

So Evee was born with his black buttercream frosting, skull sprinkles and devilish smile. I will post a pic when I get off of bedrest.

I'm hoping to start an etsy or cafe press store featuring him and his sweet freinds in mischief. I want to make fashionable, affordable and adorable childrens and teen clothing. To make this dream a reality I am working to get sponsers, saving money and getting inspired by my sweet baby boy Kai.

So please be patient and look forward to Evil Cupcakes debut, comin soon folks!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The tattooed Mommy

So I found myself in the chair once again. Wincing as Cheyenne inked a beautiful but dead geisha girl into my upper left arm.

He stopped, "You alright?"

Me (No!) "Oh sure, I'm fine. Keep it up!"

I love my tattoos. I love how they cover my arms with beautiful art. And yet I somehow forget that they're extremely painful until I get comfy in the chair and hear that wasp like buzz. Hell, I've had a kid and I still find tattoos more painful. But oh so worth it.

My artist is a local legend, Cheyenne Sawyer. A forward to the point of being blunt, no B.S. old school artist who knows he's skilled. The kind of artist you want, especially if you're looking for a custom piece. He hails from Oddball studios in Portland. Every artist at Oddball is a master of the machine. The studio is immaculate and the staff is friendly. Cheyenne books out months ahead of time but if you show him the respect he deserves he will quickly become your ally in ink. Is he expensive? Yep but if you want a good tattoo to show off for the rest of your life its worth every damn penny.

My name is Belovedlilith. I'm a mother to a beautiful baby boy and a wife to my awesome husband. Yes we have tattoos, no we are not trash. The measure of someones worth is not inked on their skin folks, so don't judge.