Best spot on a blustery night #heatercat

Best spot on a blustery night #heatercat

Happy Halloween!

hey i know him!

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ontarioontario:

Inside story #1:  Hanna, featured in, Collecting Ink.

スウェーデン人のHannaはサンフランシスコにあるIdle Handっていうタトゥーショップにいる売れっ子タトゥーアーティスト。サンフランシスコでどこかにかっこいい女の子いないかな?と探し始めていた時に友人を介して知り合いました。見ての通り彼女はカッコ良くてスタイリッシュでファンキーで、おまけにハンサムでやさしいボーフレンドまで。撮影させてもらえないかな?の言葉にも即快諾してくれて夕暮れの強風の中オーシャンビーチに車を止めてそのなかでシューティング。彼のFlynnと2匹のワンコも参加してくれました。ちなみにこのかわいい車はFlynnの愛車です。たくさんのタトゥーをいれている彼女ですが自分が一番気にいったのは足首の上の方に入っているFriendという名の船のタトゥー、つまりFriendshipですね。たくさんの写真を撮ったんだけれど彼女のもつ強さを1枚で表現したかったので本誌用には泣く泣く1カットだけを選びました。こんなパンキッシュでクールな彼女だけれど、フレンドリーですぐに友達になりしゃべるのが苦手な自分といるときもいつもたくさんしゃべってくれるのですごく居心地がよいのです。料理が大好きだったり家ではまるでおばあちゃんのように、かわいい編みぐるみを作ったりもしていてそのギャップがまた何ともキュートで、、、そんな彼女に女子も男子もキュンとなってしまうのです。

This is Hanna, a Swedish tattoo artist who’s days are busy at the Idle Hand Tattoo in San Francisco. When I started to look for strong lady subjects to photograph, a mutual friend brought us together. It’s pretty obvious that she’s a total knock out, covered in the coolest tattoos, with a lot of good style and attitude. On top of that, she’s got a charming & handsome boyfriend, Flynn. When I asked her interest in being photographed, she immediately responded with a full force “yes!” So we quickly got to work during an extra windy sunset at Ocean Beach, SF. Flynn (the owner of that sweet car) and their two dogs made it out with us. Above is her favorite tattoo. A ship with the word “FRIEND” written on it, translating to “Friendship.” (yes!)

I got so many amazing shots of her, but in order to really show her off, I had to force myself to pick a single shot for the magazine. She’s such a raw, cool girl. Even the introvert in me felt cozy around her. Cooking and making little knit animals are her hobbies: that contrast to her exterior self really hits the spot. 

i want the friendship tattoo and that car.

Furry, 3D, people-sized catbus! in a store in Hong Kong. For @barbarabot

Furry, 3D, people-sized catbus! in a store in Hong Kong. For @barbarabot

Met this dreamboat just one year ago!

Met this dreamboat just one year ago!

SUMMER RECAP

(A few more photos here)

fanartica:

the quality of artwork posted here is all together too high, so i wanted to share with you this sketch i did in about 30 seconds of ferguson from “clarissa explains it all.” olmec is growing out of his chest. the magic of puberty!
you’re welcome,
barbara

fanartica:

the quality of artwork posted here is all together too high, so i wanted to share with you this sketch i did in about 30 seconds of ferguson from “clarissa explains it all.” olmec is growing out of his chest. the magic of puberty!

you’re welcome,

barbara

(via barbarabot)

We are working so hard, you guys.

We are working so hard, you guys.

Last Leg of Road Trip


Against my wishes, we did the last 20-hour leg in one go. It turned out okay, but Icky was not pleased with the in-car litterbox facilities we forced upon him. Mostly though, he was just fine sleeping through several states.

Here is a lonely gas stop in Montana somewhere.

We drove through the night, and through a hailstorm (well, we pulled over), but it was real purty.

Then we made into Washington State!

It was foggy in the mountains!

We were a little bedraggled, but we made it to our house!!

Icky inspected the house very carefully, and seems to like it.

We set up camp in the living room until our furniture is all moved in.

We hope you will all come visit!

My last game with Beantown was several weeks ago. But the video is finally online. I nearly cry watching it, so I haven’t watched the whole thing. HOWEVER, I have watched (and so should you) the 20 seconds at the end of the first half in which I score in a dramatic manner. At 28:20, there is a messy ruck, but Jackie gets the ball out to JP, who pops it to me, and I run run run!

Of course, we won the game, the tournament, everything. I miss them so.