What I Wore: Spinning Wheel

My life currently is a revolving door of me going places, meeting new people, losing old friends, and packing my life into teeny boxes. But there is one thing that I am so happy for and it's my job, well as I write this, my previous job. TRA Art Group has been my life and family for now more than two years, since I interned there in the winter 2009. It also is one of the main reasons I started this documentary of my clothes so that I could encourage myself to express my inner feelings through the outfits I wore and use them as a visual clue to remember what that day in my life was like.





These pictures were from my last day of work as Gallery Director of TRA(I have another fun filled day of work pictures to still post). They also introduce you to some permanent art of mine. My first tattoo.




I have had this idea for a long time and wanted it for awhile so what better time than now, where I have a major change in my life. I went to a recommended shop in Ferndale with my friend Mike and we both got tattoos together. Both were my design as well. Mike is a sociology phD student and loves gender studies... and is a bit of a goof so I drew him a cutesy cupcake hugging the female symbol to be placed on his hip bone... hahah it's pretty cute. As for mine, it's pretty straight forward. I know I've never wanted a drawing on myself for fear of forever critiquing it, so I went with a color wheel with the primary colors overlapping creating secondary colors and a grey. Let me say, I love it. I look down at my arm and smile at the bright colors. I love that I went with colored outlines instead of grey and that I made the artist re-place the stencil so it's perfectly placed.



My co-workers at TRA have also become an amazing family to me, teasing me, giving me hugs, and encouraging me. I know for a fact that they will always be a major part of my life, and a very proud point in my Michigan experience. I just love them so much, and even though I am jumping around in these pictures it is all still quite bitter sweet and done with a heavy heart. I know they are sad to see me go but are also very excited to see what I do. (and here's a funny work picture)



Anyway so yep... as I type I have boxes stacked around me, creating new walls that will be dismantled and travel across ten states to where they will explode and create a new life for me. Until then I have my camera, computer, and dog. :)

Huggles,
Lauren

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8 comments:

summertime dreams | July 31, 2011 at 10:08 PM

I'm not one who is big on most tattoos, but yours is awesome :D

She is Sara | August 1, 2011 at 5:39 AM

Awesome possum :)

Melissa | August 1, 2011 at 6:35 AM

So THAT'S the tattoo!!! It looks so awesome!! What day do you leave?

xxMelissa

Tess Malone | August 1, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Glad to finally see the tat. It looks great, very simple and fitting for you. I especially love the overlapping colors. What a great way to mark such a big change in your life. I'm excited for you. Best of luck packing it all up.

Meg! | August 1, 2011 at 8:04 PM

I love the tattoo so freaking much! The colors are amazing, and it suits you so well. Aww tattoos rule! :D Yay. So where are you going with your life, what is happening? I need to go back through your blog and read all your latest entries, I haven't read any blogs in ages. :( <3 u

Terri | August 1, 2011 at 11:14 PM

the tattoo is most excellent. Going without the dark outline makes it really different. Best of luck with your new endeavors.

Victoria / Justice Pirate | August 3, 2011 at 12:55 PM

You're so cute. yey for pretty tattoos too.

Elizabeth of PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion | August 7, 2011 at 8:56 AM

oh i love the colours of your tatoo!! and the yellow shoes look awesome :)