March 15, 2012

Heart on my sleeve...

So this year I turn 4o... It's taken this long for me to come to terms with the fact that it's ok to make my own decisions WITHOUT analysing the heck out of them. Some things really don't have the impact on others that I think they will...

This week I got a new tattoo. I thought about it for months, considering all possible locations and designs and eventually decided on a crocheted heart on my arm.

I really wanted something of a textile nature. The design I came up with has three elements in the centre, representing the three crafty ladies who have had a big influence on my life - mum, Granny and Ma. (Not that mum will like it any more because of this!) A big bit of me is the way it is because of these women... Each has contributed significantly to my interest and ability where creativity is concerned, so I wanted a permanent tribute to that.

It was such a big deal for me to actually decide to have the tattoo in such an exposed location... My arm was the first place I wanted it, but then I began the over-analysing process - what would the husband think (not a big tattoo fan, anyway), what would mum think, what about the people at school..... and on and on and on... Turns out I made the right decision in the end! As soon as it was finished, I loved it!!

And you know what? I don't really care what anyone else thinks...


  1. OMG! I love it! I want one just like it! Fantastic. Are you still up at the hill? Not sure if I commented on your Vegas cool! We should really try to catch up for a coffee.......andy

    1. Hi Andy - thanks for your kind words!! I'd love to catch up... I'll be in contact!!