This past weekend I added to my walking art gallery.
I commissioned Devon Smith to design a tattoo for me based on one of her paintings.
I had it stabbed into my skin by Char at Dr Morse Inc as she’s got skills with lovely delicate drawings and, well, I decided to get it done before I knew Devon was heading to Dunedin to become a tattoo artist herself.
One more session a few weeks from now and it’ll look something like this
I’m pretty damn lucky.
I think this is my new favourite website.
On Monday night Craig & I headed to the Botanic Gardens with a few friends for a picnic and to listen to some music. See, Wellington has this thing where in summer local bands perform in the gardens. For free. And you can take a picnic blanket and food and booze and just have the loveliest time.
This night we saw LOST BiRD and The Concerned Residents.
It was a deliberate decision to attend, our flatmate and good friend is in The Concerned Residents and it was their first proper gig. Very exciting. Thankfully their opening act, LOST BiRD (aka Ali Whitton) was also delightful and endearing.
Lost Bird (Ali Whitton) from Sarah-Rose Burke on Vimeo.
The Concerned Residents quickly gained a small crowd of small dancers. They made up for it with enthusiasm.
The Concerned Residents from Sarah-Rose Burke on Vimeo.
Finale (?) of The Concerned Residents from Sarah-Rose Burke on Vimeo.
They also have light installations up in the gardens so after the show we went for a little wander …
Wellington can be really quite lovely sometimes, you know?
I just had to share this with you.
One of my all-time favourite artists, Devon Anna Smith, did a run of temporary tattoos. I just broke into my pack to use the first. I chose the cat-face. It’s such fun.
It is becoming awkward, this obsession of mine, as Devon is a lovely lovely girl who I’ve managed to stalk on both twitter and instagram and almost in real life as well. I feel like the biggest dork. But, I mean, just look at her art. How can I not be obsessed?
I mean really!
I think I might make this one permanent.
Devon Anna Smith: etsy
just off Marion Street, Wellington
Art plates by Trixie Delicious!
Available from etsy.com, toggle.co.nz, felt.co.nz … and by contacting her directly.
Happy Magritte‘s Birthday!
A five foot tall (ish) Albert Einstein & friends greeted the trudging huddled masses this morning.
He made me smile.
They are Cartooning for Peace.