My customer wanted an anniversary gift for her husband. A journal with something special on the cover but she wasn’t completely sure what she wanted. She really like the skull book I did ages ago for Michelle/Crow Haven Farm but since the skull is used to represent their guild (Dark Artists Guild), it’s not a design that I would use for non-DAG members. (I really should do a journal with one of the copyright free skulls I’ve got). I did send her some images of copyright free skulls that I had but she also went looking online for something and came up with a sugar skull and a phoenix that she liked. While the sugar skull was cool looking, I thought the phoenix was awesome. However, both of them were taken from a blog done by a tattoo artist. The artist (James Garza) designs some incredible tattoos and does some amazing drawings and paintings. I found myself in the position of asking for licensing for the first time.
So, what have I been doing besides neglecting my blog? Everything from the extremely scary (being evaluated for bone cancer–I don’t have it) to the mundane (yeah, laundry, cleaning, blah). Not a lot of art in between, though, and I’d all but completely abandoned my blog (hey, it’s only been about a month and half). I currently have three posts I want/need to write but am just jumping in right now with a few quick updates.