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Temporary tattoos

Well the tattoos have been a success, I just need to put together instructions and photos for uploading to my Etsy store.  The last few weeks have been rather overshadowed for me by the astounding goings on with UK politics.  52% of people in this country voted to leave the EU, although if you see some of the videos going around, you may realise that some of them didn’t know what they were voting for or understood the issues.  I personally voted to remain, being part of the EU was, in my opinion, beneficial to all of us.  Being a member of the Green party which is socialist by nature, having another body above our current conservative government (right wing) felt like having a safety net.  EU rules have done a great deal of good in protecting people’s rights, especially concerning minimum wage, maternity and paternity pay, and the working times directive.  I liked the idea of being part of a European community and I think isolation is a step backwards in this day and age.  The issues still aren’t settled and I don’t know what’s going to happen with Scotland and Northern Ireland who both voted to remain.  Perhaps they will leave the United Kingdom and this country will have a different name.  Being half scottish, I can’t help feeling that if this happens, we may go to Scotland but I guess we’ll have to wait for the dust to settle.

Summer Solstice

Well the Summer Solstice is almost upon us and the weather in typical British style has involved heavy rain and thunder-storms this week.  As I have two weeks off work after tomorrow, I am hoping it will improve.  I have finalised the design for my first set of temporary tattoos and have been experimenting on myself, although I’m going to try them on a few friends as well before I put them up on my Etsy Store.

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sun fire tat ideas

Blessed Beltane

Well the weather for Beltane was a bit dismal, but things have certainly brightened up this week in Mid-Devon, and we’re having a mini heat wave now.  I’ve been managing to get out in the garden and start doing a bit of weeding after 18 months of mother’s ill health and then mine, so the garden needs a lot of work, but I’m trying to do it, little by little.

I’ve started designing some temporary tattoos for my Etsy store, I decided to start with Summer Solstice themed and noticed I was swinging between two design styles, so am going to do two different sheets, one titled Sun and Fire and the other Henna Lace.  My paper supplier has of course run out of tattoo paper, but it gives me a bit more time to finalise the designs.  I’m also planning a Black and grey series for later in the year for Samhain… I’ll post images as I go and let you know when they are available in my shop.

sun fire tat ideas