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Friday, March 10, 2006

Tattoo – Illustration Friday

What a novel idea...actually getting my Illustration Friday done on Friday! Don't count on this happening much! Spring Break started today; so, I decided to take the day off from the "real world" and play! Next week I'm going to be busy working on my Summer lesson plans...so, I may not have time for "me."

With this said, back to my illustration. My daughter used to LOVE getting temporary tattoos out of those gumball machines at the grocery store. They usually were YingYang signs, Chinese Script sayings, and astrological signs. Once in awhile she would get one that I didn't quite understand how it made it into a machine geared toward children (hence the "bad girl" tattoo). This was my inspiration for this week's Illustration Friday.

Don't forget to check out my other creativity blog, just because³. Here you will find my creations for Inspire Me Thursday...once I get them done, of course.


Blogger katat0nik (JaneKL) said...

Lovely illustration, I like the story behind it :D
If "Bad Girl" tattoos are available to children these days...imagine what the future holds...(scarey!) lol.

Friday, March 10, 2006 3:27:00 PM

Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Really cute interpretation! I wish I had some, right out of the plastic! Great designs!

Friday, March 10, 2006 3:48:00 PM

Blogger Caroline said...

These are fab!

Did you know you can get tattoo transfer paper to go into ink jet printers - you could make some up and wear them!

(I hope this gets through I've just had an odd experience where it asked me for a word verification but didn't show any letters...)

Friday, March 10, 2006 5:03:00 PM

Anonymous Giles said...

Cool designs!


Friday, March 10, 2006 5:37:00 PM

Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

great take on the topic… so original… well done!

Friday, March 10, 2006 8:12:00 PM

Blogger Alina Chau said...


Saturday, March 11, 2006 12:31:00 AM

Blogger ValGalArt said...

makes me want to get a tatoo, well one of your temporary ones here! love all of them!!!

Saturday, March 11, 2006 12:42:00 AM

Blogger carla said...

These are great! each "tattoo" is so crisp and perfect! The peace sign brings back my teenage years, but my favorite in the sun and moon. I have a sunface tattoo on my lower back, and it brightens my day just knowing it's there.

Saturday, March 11, 2006 8:21:00 AM

Blogger Teri C said...

These are beautiful illustrations! The colors, the design, everything.

Saturday, March 11, 2006 11:07:00 AM

Blogger Wee Cottage said...

What a great story to go along with your beautiful illustrations.

Saturday, March 11, 2006 5:36:00 PM

Blogger georg said...

yes ofcourse - those "paper-tattooes" did I also get when I was a kid - simple, clean - nice

Saturday, March 11, 2006 6:23:00 PM

Blogger The Unknown said...

Wee, Hee! :-)

Saturday, March 11, 2006 6:54:00 PM

Anonymous Majeak Ann said...

I wanted to say that i missed your insect illo....it was really great!!!

Saturday, March 11, 2006 9:06:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really well done!

Sunday, March 12, 2006 4:32:00 PM

Blogger yukoala said...

Nice story and great illo!
I want to get the Bad Girl Tatoo.

Monday, March 13, 2006 8:20:00 PM

Blogger anhdres said...

thanks for your comment on mine!

Monday, March 13, 2006 8:51:00 PM

Blogger Geninne said...

Great idea! Loved it!
Thankx 4 passing by my blog :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:18:00 AM

Blogger Jaimie said...

wonderful designs. very professional looking!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:35:00 AM

Blogger Queen Tut said...

Lovely and fresh ideas, I esp like the heart wit the flower!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:43:00 AM

Anonymous beth said...

You designed these tattoos? I can totally see them in a package hanging in stores!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 8:25:00 PM

Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

I love that bad girl tattoo!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 10:02:00 AM

Blogger Collin said...

I never get them done on Friday. I need the weekend to draw. I really like how you did this one. Inspired! ;)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:08:00 PM

Blogger Tulipland said...

:)I love them.. they are great!"bad girl" is so cool :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 6:53:00 PM

Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Nice idea! My girls love temporary tattoos too. But saw it on Taiwanese news once that they could be harmful as they may contain chemical compound or toxin. Nevertheless, they are fun for kids.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 7:02:00 PM

Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great idea. It brought back memories of my daughter doing the same when she was younger. I think she had that same pack :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 9:51:00 PM

Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Fun, cool, and crisp! Peace.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 10:58:00 PM

Blogger kidz illustrator said...

Funny! I especially loved your solution for insect...reminds me that spring is just around the corner.

Thursday, March 16, 2006 2:17:00 PM

Blogger tiffinix said...

This is flipping fantastic - what a great idea! I love it!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:22:00 PM

Blogger melanienyc said...

i love temporary tatoos!!! :)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 10:33:00 AM


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