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New Pup adventures and VINE

Good afternoon my lovies! How is everyone doing? I just got back from taking the pup for a walk and sweating my butt off because the humidity is kickin high today, at least in my area. I live about 2 1/2 miles from the beach, so its not too bad, but it’s a bit muggy.


We picked up our new puppy, Mystique, last night and she was a lil out of it due to her surgery. She is such a lovie dovie dog, and she slept with us all night long. She was afraid of the stairs, so she has been avoiding them, but the kiddos trained her by bribing her with food.


I already have a funny story! So, you know I am a hairstylist and I have a few mannequin heads lying around, I threw one of the old ones on the floor and she went full frontal attack on it! It was actually quite hilarious. I managed to get a small video of it. I posted it on my new Vine Account, so if you wanna check it out, Find me I am user Sweet Surrender!


Also, for any fellow artists that are reading, Check out Jerry’s Art-O-Rama Summer giveaway with Pinterest!

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I have a busy week! I am in search of a salon that is close to where I live, (at least in the same city) and also that suits me and my style and of course, my clients. I have a few interviews set up through out the week and next and I will more than likely be going back to my shaved side and bright colored hair, because I simply cannot stay away!

I have tons of tattoo designs to draw up for clients and I have been a bit behind. Oh yea, before I forget, I did a couple more tattoos, just did some filler, which I am not done, and did my first cover up. I am still practicing, so please bare with me!


I am slowly building myself up and my skills. Smile 

Thanks for stopping by and see you in the next post!


It’s Monday? No, wait it’s Tuesday

It’s 440am. I just got done with a tattoo illustration that took me all night to do. I wanted it to be just right. It’s a military tribute tattoo and I get a lil emotional drawing up those type of designs, especially since I have been overseas and have lost many dear friends. I hope to draw up my own tribute tattoo for the time I served, but just haven’t yet, because I want it to be just right. Here is a hint of what the tribute tattoo has in it. Hopefully, I will win this design at


Oh yea, here is the design I won over the weekend:


Last week was a busy week for me. I’ve been going hard on my new business, I finally manned up and got everything situated with my business license so now I can actually make a living from freelancing with makeup and body paint and all my artwork I have been doing. Whew, talk about paperwork and forms and fees. But it’s all worth it to me. I feel a sense of pride knowing that I work for myself and that I set the rules on how I want to work. I feel more motivated to work hard because it’s helping my family not some corporation. Ok, ok, enough of my tangent, it’s too late for that. Well, I guess it’s too early for that right?

My weekend was good, did a few gigs while hubby took care of sick kiddies who in turn got him sick with a stomach virus that I escaped unscathed! Mwahahahahaha (insert evil laugh) I’ve been doing a lot of shoots with Roger Mitchell’s Motiontography and I am loving it! It feels good to do something I love. Here are a few photos!



I am so behind on my videos too! But I got a package from a blogger in Australia from Valentines day, I sent her a package, but it just returned to me ( I filled out customs sheet wrong and I cant send perfume or body spray) so I have to resend it to her and she prolly thinks I totally blew her off. (I’m sorry if your reading this, I will get it together again) I want to show you guys what she got me.

I am sooo tired now that I have stopped drawing, so I will wrap this up and go to bed. I will keep yall posted as always what random adventures I have going on! Have a great morning, or afternoon, or evening-whatever time it is where you are reading this!


xoxox, Cecilia

Find arms that will hold you at your weakest, eyes that will see you at your ugliest, and a heart that will love you at your worst. Then you have found true love.

Hampton Roads Art Festival

My husband and I attended the 2nd Annual Hampton Roads Tattoo Arts Festival Expo 2012 this past saturday. It was the first expo either one of us has gone to and we were super excited to go to experience it. We met up with a few friends of mine who are tattoo artists and saw them in action. It was a small convention but it wasnt too bad. The sounds of buzzing tattoo machines hummed in the air everywhere we turned.

I wasnt able to get any tattoo equipment because you have to be licensed here in Virginia :( but I did talk with a friend of mine who tattoos at UBX Tattoo Shop and she introduced me to the owner and Im hoping to get an apprenticeship soon. (Im keeping my fingers crossed) I met with him today and showed some of my artwork, I hope it was enough to want to take me on as an apprentice. ahhhhh we'll see.

I wore this lightening bolt from Xotic Eyes on my shaved head side for fun while going to the expo. Alot of people liked it. Xotic Eyes was asked to be a vendor at the expo, but they decided not to do it. I think alot of people would have liked it.

Here is some pictures, just a few I snapped. There were cars and motorcycles on display. There was a pinstripper there too and many other artists there showing off their art.

My friend throwin down ink.
One of the cool things we did was get our characatures drawn up. But not just any characature, a ZOMBIE CHARACATURE! We heard alot about the hype and we got one drawn up and we were not disappointed. We paid $60 for it ( $30 per person for color drawing) and we love it. What do you think?

I love the artist we had draw us. The lil touches such as the lightening bolt actually bolted down in my head..... priceless. You can check out their website at

The rest of the expo was fun and interesting. There was a Pin Up Girl contest, and wrestling, live bands and a dj keeping the energy going. Ami James from NY INK was there too signing autographs. It was an all around good time for me and Jermie. I hope to go next year too. I am glad that it is finally coming to my neck of tthe woods and I dont have to travel outside of the 7 cities to attend one. hahahaha

I bought some jewelry too from some of the local boutiques too.Ill blog about them in my next post! I just wanted to share some pics I took. Thanks for stoppin by! See you in the next post!

Zombies and ink,

"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need."
The Rolling Stones quotes