Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Punk Rock Big Year outlined finished

I went to get the outline finished at lunch today. Let me say, tattooing your collar bone or near it really hurts. But it's done and all I need to do now is colour it in.

Here's a video of Pete's studio.

Here's a close-up of getting tattooed.

And here's how it feels to tattoo your collar bone area. The only place as painful was my elbow.

Here's the finished outline. You can see where the work was done today by all the red.

Flu out. Ink in.

Well, my family had a terrible stomach flu that ripped around our household and that's why activity has been sparse on PRBY. It lasted from about Dec. 8th to the 15th. Luckiest of all my family, I got it twice. Anyway, the last thing on my mind was birding or my upcoming big year. Now, with only ten days until it starts, I'm running around trying to figure out how January and the rest of next year will look. I'm not usually the guy to plan out a year of my life ahead of time. It feels like it's already over when I'm figuring out what I'll be doing in September 2011.

All that flu put a serious dent in getting the main tat done in time for the big year next year. Today, at lunch, I'll be finishing the outline. Then I have to wait until next year to finish filming the colouring of it.

I'm sure I'll be posting again before the new year but I wanted to wish everyone that reads PRBY a happy holiday, however you celebrate.

My twins decorating our Christmas tree.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Punk Rock Big Year soundtrack

My son, Shepard Thrasher Riss, helping me with the Punk Rock Big Year soundtrack.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My other bird related tattoos

The other day, an original John James Audubon's "Birds of America" sold for $11.5 million. That's incredible. I have always loved his work. So much that I have some of his paintings tattooed on my right upper arm. Speaking of my tattoos, I really haven't shared any of them here before. Here's a video showing my bird related tats. My sleeve is only partially finished. I've put it on hold to do the PRBY stuff.