Received an email yesterday about some Romanian bears that I sponsor asking me if I wanted to go out to Romania and see them. I was going to do this last year but got derailed by work - this year, I'm determined to make it happen. Aside from raising some cash to free more bears from an existence not worth living, this comes under the heading of 'an experience'.
I would guess there's more to write about from a trip like that than I can even begin to imagine. Will I turn into a five year old who didn't get what they wanted for Christmas in the leaky eye department? Possibly, but as was very wisely pointed out to me, you can't let leaky eyes stop you from doing things.
First port of call is to raise close on £3k... let's see how that goes. I'll keep things updated here but even a garden gnome could raise that in six months surely... couldn't they?
A few days back, I ventured out into tattoo territory with Bernd Muss here - I always feel like I write about tattoo art quite enough (i.e.: a lot) in the mag but it becomes increasingly difficult not to mention it here when I'm finding work that makes my eyes widen at just how damn good it is - and you can never have enough education about the really good stuff don't you think?
Take a look at the work coming out of Decasa over in Austria:
Sisters Carola and Sabrina Deutsch run it... and hot damn, if that hasn't made my heart sing today. I love it when a picture says more than I ever could, so I'll shut the hell up now.
Fuck, that elephant is the best thing I've seen for the best part of a year.
And now: I am going to write to the soundtrack of Love/Hate and love every damn moment of it.
I'll leave you with BulletBoys from the days when men were pretty, taming your hair was a crime and music made you smile while moving your hips involuntarily because that's what it's for... in case you hadn't heard.
I enjoyed that so much... here's another: