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June 1, 2017 – Another Month Come and Gone and I’m Still Here

May was an incredibly rough month for me. So many things occurred and a lot of emotions got stirred up. I will say that I realized how strong I really am. I had some incredibly dark moments and I really have to confess I had a couple of little breakdowns, but in the end, I…
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May 28, 2017 – Sanctuary In A Closet

As I peruse through my memory bank while working on my show, interesting things surface. I keep coming back to my 7-year-old self. That was a tumultuous time for me. It was the year the beatings began, the year my father put my mom and I up in a one room apartment as he prepared…
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May 27, 2017 – Be Grateful

I have so much I could say today, so many words I could write; however… I’m just going to post a photo of this project I worked on that entered my brain and screamed to get out. It’s like a first draft of a poem. I’ll be revisiting this, starting over, and taking it to…
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May 26, 2017 – Rise After Every Fall

Today is a day of fullness emotionally. I have felt this creative surge flowing through me like never before. There is something occurring my my being and I am just opening myself up and receiving it. There are no questions, no whys or why nots, no holding back, just acceptance. I’d had most of my…
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May 5, 2017 – Henry Rollins/No Apologies

I was turned on to Henry Rollins about 10 years ago by a friend. We were in Barnes & Noble and I was desperately looking for something new. She directed me to the book Eye Scream, by Henry Rollins. I was immediately intrigued by the cover and figured, what they hey, why not? Henry is…
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March 23, 2017 – A Quill, An Inkwell, A Poet

This is by far one of my favorite tattoos. The tattoo is designed by Keller. I basically told him what I was looking for and BAM, there it is. This tattoo signifies the depth to which I embrace poetry and being a poet. I have always loved the idea of poets sitting in candlelight, a…
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March 21, 2017 – Winged Scarab – Power

When I was in the planning process of the half sleeves I wanted on my upper arms, it was important that everything I put into the overall concept flowed. I also wanted my tattoos to be original, fresh, and just a hair outside of the expected norm. That is how this winged scarab came to…
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March 19, 2017 – Virginia Woolf, A Quote, and Rebellion

Who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet’s heart when caught and tangled in a woman’s body. ~ Virginia Woolf~   There was quite a special reason behind getting this tattoo that differs just a bit from the others. By the time I had decided on this tattoo, I had made a firm…
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March 18, 2017 – Henry Rollins, “Eye Scream” and a New Tattoo

“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you.”  ~Henry Rollins~ A friend of mine turned me…
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March 15, 2017 – Tattoo Bonding With My Daughter

I received a most unique birthday gift at age 52. My daughter bought me a beautiful necklace and made an appointment for both of us to get matching tattoos like the necklace. The necklace has two dragonflies intertwined with diamonds for eyes. My kids took me to dinner at Ceviche in St. Pete and after…
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