Friday, March 19, 2010

it feels good to be this happy

Today was all in all a really good day. I love the new shop I am working at, and of course the people there. I am doing my first tattoo in a long time, tomorrow at 1pm , exciting! I had two very great customers walk in and book appointments for Sunday, a knitting tattoo, and a bicycle tattoo. Oh hay!

I spent most of my day painting, working on a new flash, some of you might recognize the tea cup from a sketch I posted a while back. Fun! I think the lemon might just be my favorite <3

The one I am working on now is a sweet heart themed page, and it's gonna be oh so cute!
I never thought id actually say this, but I am so happy to finally be out of the house, and to actually have a purpose, and somewhere to be every day. Life is so good right now :)

I've been getting some emails from some sweet ladies about tattoos, if you are interested in getting tattooed by me and live in the Portland area, or are willing to travel for a tattoo,  email me and lets make it a day! :)

I am headed for the gym, I have an hour long date with the stair machine, and then some weights. If you work out, do you prefer working out in the morning, or at night, and why?

Have a great night! 

PS! I am so thankful to have certain people in my life, it is truly amazing to feel this happy <3


Anonymous said...

I work out in the morning, so that after I can take a shower and be fresh and energized for the day ahead of me!

Congrats on finding happiness, it really is hard to do.

thegirlhassparke said...

Oh I would so love to have you do a tattoo for me but Portland is along way from Australia. I love the teacup. I really would love a little teaparty running along the inside of my foot.

susannahbean said...

I love the lemon too! Too bad I don't like tea haha!


Unknown said...

I work out from 7:15 til 8AM every weekday. I do so because I hate doing it after work. I have a desk job so my hours are set, 8:30 to 5. Also, there are less people at 7:15!

Love that lemon.

Lindsay said...

If I am ever in your area, you will definitely be hearing from me! Your style matches exactly what I hope for in tattoos :)

Becky Farley said...

Aww silje you sound so happy :)
I am stoked for you and your new job!! You tea set is very precious!
You'll have to show the knit tattoo on here, deal?!

Have a wonderful weekend


Stevie said...

Hi Silje,
I was just curious how you charge, hourly or by piece? I am a tattoo virgin so I am new to this, and I love your style. I would love to come down from Washington and get a 4in. x 6in. piece on the back of my calf and I was just curious how much money I need to get together. Thank you so much for your time and have a great evening!

Jodie said...

Im so happy to see you so happy :)
it makes me smile!

I like working out at night also, end of the day, burn off some bad foods haha, and then you can just shower and relax for the rest of the night!

Oh and, I just wish portland was a little closer, i wish you could do all my tattoos :) when are you coming to visit us here in oz babe?

Momoko Plush Tattooed Mom | Beauty and craft! said...

I'm happy for you ;)
I wish we lived closer :(

Sam said...


please tell me you are going to be selling that tea flash sheet?! I need it on my wall and in my life!

Its all about tea!

email me at and let me know?

Thanks gorgeous!x

Nikki said...

I prefer to work out at night, then I can shower and feel refreshed right before sleep!

BTW - I love the lemon as well. :)
Glad life is going well for you! <3

Anonymous said...

If I ever find myself in Portland, I think I may have to pay a visit to your tattoo shop. I really like your art.

I work out after I finish work, between 5:30 and 6. It is not my favourite thing to do, but I know I really should to keep healthy as I get older, and I always do feel better after a good work out. I can't be bothered to wake up in the morning and do it before work.

Cheers, Silje, I really love reading your blog!

Catherine said...

Hi! I love your art, it's so beautiful. I'm glad you are so happy! I just bought some of your handmade soap from your Etsy shop! I can't wait to try it out!


Cherie said...

Im so glad to hear that you are happy :o) and enjoying being back working...

I workout in the morning (before 6am) as its the only chance I get as I have 4 kids so I go before everyone else gets up and before hubby goes to work. I also think it makes you feel great for the rest of the day if you get up and moving early.

Have fun with your first tattoo
Cherie x

Clara said...

De visade en dokumentär på SVT om "vår inre klocka" och de hävdade att man inte bör träna på förmiddagen eftersom lodet flyter trögare då och kroppen inte är igång. Tydligen sker många fler hjärtattacker innan klockan 12 på dagen än efter osv. De rekommenderade att man tränade ca mellan 4-7, för att vara optimal. Tydligen är kroppen som starkast och flera idrottsstjärnor har satt sina personliga rekord då osv.

Sen tycker jag personligen att det alltid är bäst att köra styrketräning först och cardio efter, men det är ju mest en smaksak, vad man prioriterar liksom.

Danielle said...

I'd love to have you finish up my back...
I prefer morning workouts, after I drop the girls off at school and before I start cleaning up the house...

Sarah-Rose said...

I work out in the mornings because I can't face it once I get home from work.
BUT as of today that's changing as I'm moving to an outside routine (I think I want to be a runner so I'm doing Couch to 5 K) and the mornings are too dark now so after work it has to be!

Also, I really wish New Zealand wasn't so far from Oregon! I love your work and would love a Silje tattoo. Maybe when Craig and I take our much-discussed American road trip ...

Ulrica said...

Du... jag har en liten grej till dig på min blogg!
Hoppas du gillar den!

Hi, I left you a little thing at my blog - hope you like it!

// Dozan

abby - the geek girl said...

I prefer working out at night. Typically after a long day at work I take a nap then head to the gym. (I know, my life is so sad!) lol!!! how exciting about the job, Houston to Portland isn't TOO far!! :)

Stars and Rockets said...

Oh I cannot wait to see your sweetheart themed page! And if I'm ever in your area I will definitely be contacting you!

Jess said...

Silje, you are the cutest! The shading on that lemon is perfect.