I just checked, and my last blog post was right before the Virginia Beach Tattoo Festival in August, so we need a quick catch up,
so starting where we left off, the VB Tattoo Festival was a Blast
I met the Enigma
I got to judge the little kids’ temporary tattoo contest
Then, over the summer, mom and I took a little road trip tour all over VA – One stop at James River Brewing Co where I’ve been hired as the artist / graphic designer of their beer labels
And another stop at Made; By the People, For the People in Staunton – a little shop that bought a wholesale lot of my artwork
I got my birthday present from my husband which was the most kickass present EVER – I got my Jeep all striped up and lettered up by Igor’s Custom. There is now NO mistaking the Hot Mess Express!
The end of summer / early fall, I kinda started a photography business Mallory Hot Mess Photography
And I invented these genius little quick shoots called “Drive-By Shootings” that have really taken off
I’ve gotten to take some really sweet pics so far from weddings to newborns to awkward Christmas photos, and picked up some pretty nifty clients so far – including Harley-Davidson Bayside and I have an agreement to start shooting here soon for FM99
Then was the holidays sprinkled with a ton of photoshoots and the 96X Winter Meltdown where I got to see The Last Bison, Capital Cities, MS MR, and Fall Out Boy while selling my art – one of the funnest shows I got to participate in yet
Now it’s the new year, and I’m gonna try to be better at posting stuff as it’s relevent rather than all this recap business.
NEWNESS: I’m already eat-sleep-breathing Tattoo Festival since the 4th Annual Hampton Show is less than 7 weeks away!!
I’ve made 2 new pieces in the past few days
The Girl with the ‘Chula’ Earring
and Ratchet Aphrodite
both prints are 16″x20″ and will be available for $60 at the Tattoo Festival – Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA March 7-9
Hope to see ya there!