Well, another year has passed us and so much has gone on.
For many this was a hard , rough year, for others it was an amazing one filled with opportunity and chance for growth and development.. for some it was both.
I had a good year.. Lots of love, travel and work.
This year I was fortunate enough to have been asked to teach again in Germany and Mexico city amongst other places, and did a little 6 week work tour in Europe while I was out t here. I worked/traveled through- Berlin , Germany, Prague, Czech , Krakow Poland, Budapest , Hungary , and Rijeka , Croatia and some other little cities/towns in between.. So amazing to have the chance to see all of these places.. I just wish I had more time there so I could have continued onward with my travels into Eastern Europe. There aren’t too many counties left to visit in eastern Europe, and Id like to do it before they fully convert to the euro. Seems to me you get more of a feeling of the country and culture when you see their money and the people that were important in making the country. That is one thing Ive noticed from collecting money from all over the world. It says so much about a culture and it’s peoples.
I had great classes and students In Europe and I cant wait to go back and see what they are up too!! Im always infatuated with the idea of moving elsewhere.. and lately.. Berlin or some other eastern European city sounds amazing. The things keeping me here ( aside from my significant other and our 2 dog and cat children) , is the fact Ive been apprenticing tattooing for a while now.. and I feel pretty comfortable with my progression and where Im at now. People are coming back and bringing their friends and I know its just a matter of time before Im tattooing full time. Once i get better and feel more comfortable with that and I can rely on doing that, teaching and cutting for a living.. then the big move to Berlin or Croatia will come Im sure.. or who knows where I will want to live and work by then.. and maybe Ill making machines and whatnot. So many passions and directions.. so little time.
Lets see, this last year I also started the LTD productions fully. I succeeded in putting out Vol 1 in English and Spanish , and have a nice scar DVD out as well to accompany classes I give. The European kids already have this. Its not for US sale either. No you cant order it without the class. Don’t ask.
I had a hardware failure and all my files were lost and I literally have to start ALL OVER again on volumes 2 and 3.. and I no longer have any of the files for my previous DVDS. So basically Im starting all this over again this year. As a result the release dates for Volumes 2 and 3 have been pushed back into the year Very glad and lucky to have friends helping and contributing footage so I at least some stuff to work with while re digitizing all the stuff again.. so lame! at least I have back up on mini DV tapes.. and it wasnt just digital files on a hard drive!
Lets see other than that.. this year I just expect more tattooing, cutting, traveling, cultivating my artistic self more, and just being happy with family.
I hope all of you had a great new year and hoep this next year kicks a whole lotta ass for you ! Remember .. next year is 2012…
Got to make this year count!!!
Ill try to update more often..
praise hell Say -10