Jeff Ament – Lightning Bolt

I missed being at the Big Spring Skatepark opening in L-town because my Mom is #1 and I only get to see her about once a year.

Luckily, my Homeboy Charlie D. was able to represent for me and Jeff was very kind to oblige.💕
Jeff Ament Nothingman tattoo
“Caught a Bolt of Lightning⚡… Cursed the Day He Let It Go 🎶” is my favorite lyric ever in a favorite of many favorite Pearl Jam songs.

Got the tattoo almost 3 years ago. A friend graciously wrote out the lyric for me because it needed his handwriting. My ‘Girl Kimri Rosaluna inked it into my skin. Someday I’ll be ash yet “Nothingman” 🎶 will resonate in my soul forever.

Thank you again, Charlie! 😁

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Whale Tail Sink or Swim

Sorry about the Rumpelstiltskin-esque tantrum in my previous post.
Twin Flame Issues. When the ride is bumpy, sometimes I feel there’s nothing else you can do but jump up and down in a hissy fit and scream.

That solves nothing, of course. But sometimes it helps by releasing a tiny bit of the pressure. (Not really.)

What needs to be understood is that I’ve been dealing with this cursed petrification for years. I think I’ve tried everything in the Good Way that I’m capable of doing… to no avail. And now I’m witnessing the devastation of what won’t be without even so much as hearing why. I’m a strong person; I can cope with just about anything. But knowing why? makes it an issue of respect and care. It certainly makes it easier for me to do the difficult and excruciating task of stepping back and walking away. Huh. Makes me wonder then… Guess someone doesn’t want that Finality.

Sink or Swim
Got Trust?
At this point though… The cake is gone. TFB. Sink or swim, motherfucker.

Speaking of Swimming…
Remember my post about seeing a whale tail cloud formation? Well, I’m the half of the Twin Flame pair who gets and accepts it. Who recognizes our Connection for the true Blessing it is, even as I’m forced to feel it in mono rather than stereo surround. Part of being the Recognizer is not ducking Signs when Shown them. Couldn’t get much bigger than a whale tail. Come on: It’s a WHALE. 🐋 🐳

So in honor of that (among other things which I’m not going to share cause I don’t know ya’ll) Most Excellent “Girl Who Likes to Color” Kimri 💖 at Element Tattoo in Bozeman, Montana, hooked me up as she so often does (cause she Rocks.)

Storm's Whale Tail ink - Element Tattoo, Bozeman, MT
Storm’s Whale Tail ink – Element Tattoo, Bozeman, MT

Storm's Whale Tail ink - Element Tattoo, Bozeman, MT
Storm’s Whale Tail ink – Element Tattoo, Bozeman, MT

Proud Mom Moment

I am blessed with four exceptional children, each of whom possesses innate creative and artistic talent.

It’s been truly fun and fascinating to witness the spark and growth of each individual talent, to see how it translates throughout each of my four kids. For now, I’m going to talk about my daughters.

I spend a lot of the time I take when shown my girls’ art journals exclaiming things like, “Wow! That would be an awesome tattoo!” or “Oh, man! That would make such an awesome and excruciating tattoo, but it would be so bad-ass once the pain part was over!” (Except for many of those drawings –– usually in ink –– the sheer detail involved would call for multiple sessions, and usually an expanse of skin requiring a lot of space, like one’s back… & I learned through personal experience that I am not a fan of the healing stage of back tattoos! So hard to reach!)

Both of my girls are award-winning artists. *fist bumps their father, Dan*

That said, my younger daughter worked on a piece for a “Say No to Drugs” art campaign that struck me so hard, I just may send it to various “Say No” places around the country and suggest they incorporate it as their logo. It won second place (her sister nabbed first) and I feel it gets its message across right between one’s eyes.

"Behind the Mask" - art by Mina Brunkhorst
“Behind the Mask” – art by Mina Brunkhorst

That stunning inked artwork is the Voice of my Baby Girl, and I couldn’t be more proud.
I love you, Mina. *hugs*

Now Girls, let me take another look at those dragon drawings… 😉