Monday, December 6, 2010

safe travels

I celebrated my 'one year in Portland' just the other day, December 1st. It seems to have gone by so fast since I first fell in love with the city. Come spring I was swooning hard, by summer I was obsessed.
I can honestly say it is the very first time I have felt at home. I am so Portland.
I have met some of the best people my short time here, made some incredible friends, reconnected with old friends, reached personal goals, and made a life here.
The last year definitely had it's ups and downs, but all in all I can honestly say I have never been happier.

In a matter of hours I leave for Norway, I'll be gone for 3 weeks, feels like forever. It's bizarre to have mixed feelings about Christmas, and going back home. For those of you who know me best, know that in the past it has been the highlight of my entire year. Now, it feels strange to leave Portland, friends, pets, and work behind, even if only for three weeks.

I ended October by doing a guest spot at Scapegoat Tattoo on Halloween, with papa Shaun , I tattooed some great people, made new friends, and met someone special. All in all, it was a great day. I will be tattooing at Scapegoat Sundays and Mondays as of January 2nd, exciting news! It has been my dream to work there since I moved to Portland! Good things are definitely happening :)

With that said I'll share some pictures of my last few months, and I hope you all have a wonderful December!

Tattoos on Kirsten and Brandon. 

Shaun tattooing my hand during Portland Tattoo Expo.

Shaun getting head by Cupcake. Wait, what?!

Happy birthday Kirsten! <3

Farmers market.

@ Powells books <3

 warmest day in November! coldest day in November.

 dog walks, and bike rides.

twinsies <3

first Blazer game!

 current project.

still cute!


Loves! <3


Happy Holidays! <3