Monday, February 10, 2014

Snø dag!


We've had some crazy weather here the last few days, which has led to an inability to get to work. More time for sledding! I've been keeping busy by painting and catching up on some knitting. Hoping to finish up the 49ers socks I started for Spencer back in December. 


Who else remembers Moomin? I have so many great childhood memories watching this show with my two younger brothers, and I'm happy to see it held up over the years. I couldn't help myself, and watched Winter in Moominvalley while painting this. It's about as cute as I remember! 


I had a really great week at work before this blizzard hit, and did a lot of fun tattoos. Thanks to everyone that came out!







More like this please!

Hoping I'll be back at work again tomorrow, until then I'll be right here, sledding. 





<3
Silje. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014

The year has barely started, but I couldn't be more excited about what's in store for 2014!

First of all, I get to plan my dream wedding, and marry the love of my life, and best friend, on our favorite day of the year- Halloween. I couldn't be happier!


Spencer proposed at our favorite place, Disneyland, and on our favorite ride, The Haunted Mansion. Did I mention he's my favorite? 

While I'm trying to keep my cool, and not get overwhelmed, I'll be working the Hell City convention in Columbus, OH, in April, with Jenn Small . And I'll be in Reno in May with the rest of the Scapegoat crew. To schedule an appointment for HC, you can email me at, tattoosbysilje@gmail.com with "Hell City" in the subject line. Please include what you want, where you want it, and approximate size.

Other exciting news- my new stickers are here! 


I'll be handing these out at the shop, and along with Etsy orders. Hopefully I'll have some left for you Hell City, and Reno people as well! 

New prints are in the making. I'm keeping this current sheet secret for now. 



This sheet will be up for sale a long with the ones below, hopefully within the next few weeks. 





I've had the pleasure to do some pretty fun tattoos lately. More like these, please!



To schedule an appointment, email me at tattoosbysilje@gmail.com. Thanks!

<3
S.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Happy Holidays!

2013 is coming to an end, and New years resolutions are right around the corner. One of mine is to not get so overwhelmed with work, to still have fun, and to find the time to paint and draw- for me, not just for my clients. I'm also gonna try and keep this blog going since I completely fell off after we moved into this house (now a year and a half ago). Time flies! Anyways, it is my favorite time of the year, and I'm enjoying it to the fullest. I've been keeping busy with Christmas themed everything... even tattoo flash. Yikes! Thanks to everyone who's picked up a print from my Etsy shop. I really appreciate it!


New stickers are currently being made, and I'll be handing those out at the shop, along with print orders, and at the Hell City Convention in April. I also have a facebook page now, so head on over and "like it" for more frequent posts.


Here's a cute little Krampus kewpie I did the other day. and I would love to do more of these from the drawings below! Email me at, tattoosbysilje@gmail.com to schedule something.




I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!


Gledelig Jul!
<3 Silje





Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy housewarming!


I'm back! Its been such a busy few weeks, I haven't had time to update this blog. With the move, a house guest in town literally the second we got unpacked, and a week off work; I honestly haven't really had a whole lot to blog about.

Our new house is amazing. It's great to have lots of space, big windows, and our own yard! Spencer and I were born to unpack and we got situated pretty fast. We barely slept at all the first 3 days. Actually, we barely slept at all the last 2 weeks due to the pets going crazy. Cupcake lost his mind, grew wings and somehow made it up way off the ground and on to the Bowflex while we were out of the house. Who knows how long he was up there!? He also almost chewed his little puppy paws off, ate my shoe, some work-out equipment, a blanket, and tore out a bunch of stuffing from his bed. Adding to all of this, he also cried and whimpered until 4am every night. Poor little guy. We're so tired! After a visit to the vet and some puppy xanax, the last 4 nights have been much better.


Anna came down from Seattle for this cute little tattoo. Thanks again lady!


It's wedding season, and we've been to a few the last couple of weeks. Congrats to Gus and Katie, Eben and Jen! I tattooed at Jen and Eben's wedding last Sunday. It was hosted at the Bossanova Ballroom, and we had a blast! With that said, it was the first and will probably be the last time I'll ever tattoo at a wedding. It was fun, but super stressful!



Fancy dress? No armrest? Bad lighting? No problem!

Spencer and I love dressing up! More weddings, please! :)






We finally had our housewarming party last night! Thanks to everyone who came over to bbq and drink with us in our lovely yard! We had too much fun (feeling it a little today)! I made fruit wedge jello shots, carved an entire watermelon, made vegan potato salad, and some cute little fruit skewers. Our friends brought a ridiculous amount of food and snacks, and we spent about 30 minutes trying to smash a piñata. Turns out it is a lot harder than it looks! I have a feeling it won't be the last get together in our back yard this summer. 







Lonnie stopped by last week to have his where the wild things are thigh tattoo finished. Lonnie is one of my clients that I keep running into at the gym. Portland seems so small sometimes. Thanks again Lonnie! 



I have some awesome tattoos coming up, so it should be a fun summer! Come get one (or eight)!

Until next time,
S <3









Thursday, June 14, 2012

New home, sweet home!

These last few weeks have been kind of a blur, and I honestly haven't felt like doing anything creative. Spencer and I stressed our butts off trying to find a new home, and we did finally find one. After looking at a countless number of apartments, without any luck, Spencer found this gem of a house. We will be moving in so soon! I can't wait! Hopefully a change of scenery, lots of natural light, and just being able to spend some time outdoors again will give me that boost that I need to start painting again. Fingers crossed!


I haven't just been house hunting. I did get to do a few really fun tattoos also. Thanks to Thea, who came out from Minneapolis, I got to do this cute Maneki-neko Matryoshka. Thanks again Thea!


Chris is a fan of all things Norse and Viking related. He even named his son Thor. This one is for you Thor! Thanks again Chris, you're a champ!

 
Katie came all the way from the opposite coast. The ever beautiful Maine. Stopped by for a fun little souvenir. Thanks again Katie! Come back soon!




I haven't just been giving people tattoos...I also got tattooed. My lovely co-worker Ryan put my little dog, Cupcake Ramone on my leg forever. In true shrimp form. Cupcake is weird, I'm weird, and I'm OK with that. Thanks Ryan! You're the best!


Now, that's just a different kind of special <3.

I also did a little bit of this, 


and not enough of this,


and I made sure the little shrimp beast stayed dapper. Oh, look at he!


It's my Friday and I'm gonna enjoy these last three days of being 27. Sunday is my birthday, and Spencer and I will be spending the weekend at the coast. Fresh Oregon coast air, I'm ready!

Until next time,

S. <3