I received a happy surprise in my inbox – from Karli, who chose a very dear drawing of mine to live with her on her forearm. Done by Dustin Cramer at Blackheart Tattoo – he did an amazing job, and I love how it turned out!The drawing is one I included in a small zine I created a couple years back.
Let me introduce you to: miss Chinadoll! Along with Yakuzabot, she’s going in the mail tomorrow down to L.A. to be part of the Giant Robot Biennal 3 Remix project. This is one of the very first two dolls I’ve ever customized, and with her, I took the extra step of adding super sculpey to her face and hair-buns, also giving her a modest chest. This all resulted in her being quite top-heavy… like me she is a clumsy girl, and often finds herself falling flat on her face (though me, not for the top-heavy reason. ahem).
I started painting in the warm brown spots before even realizing why –
then remembered the natural sting rememdy of rubbing fern spores on your burns. I can’t remember if this actually makes a huge difference, but – better than nothing, right? Apparently peeing on the stings helps, too – or rubbing on dirt, mud, alcohol – almost anything you can think of! …Ferns seem to be a safe bet, so I’ll stick to them.