Well Good morning!
It’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me. I had to take a break… i admit. I have been absent for some time, alot has been going on with my life and art. I have been spending alittle time to do some self building/healing. I know those of you who feel broken at times, understand. There has been some major events in my personal life that have changed the way I look at concepts and my current body of works. I can definitely say that I see all these things as blessings in my life, don’t get me wrong, but I have been completely rocked to my core. Some things will come as no surprise, some may.
My latest airbrush project was finsihed and the customer was pleased with my custom concept for their tailgate art. My showing of the “Unrefined Collection part 1” at the Bordeaux Branch of the Nashville Library will be coming down this month, but there will soon be other additions to the collection, so stay tuned! For the past 3 years, I have had a very close friend/artist/colleague ask me to join them on a adventure that will possibly change everything about me as an artist. Yeah, see what had happened was that 15 or so yrs ago I used to do this exact same thing and I feel this kind of way about trying it again because of this and that and the other thing…. To make a long story very short, I added another tool to my arsenal and another surface to learn and conquer.
Tattooing to me is one of the most challenging arts there is, because you have to get it right the first time. There are no redos. I’m not gonna say that I’m terrified at the challenge of getting it right the first time…but as an artist, almost nothing turns out right the first time. I know this will improve my basic design concepts and line drawing skills, but this machine is nothing like my football team of airbrushes. Most that know me, know exactly how I am looking at this situation, one surface at a time.
See ya again soon.
Here is a look at the first 6 tattoos I have done in over 17 years, Let me know what you think. @olskoolmike on twitter and comment on @olskoolmike instagram.