My Newest Artwork – AHIMSA

Ahimsa – Simply stated, Non Violence.  Non Violence in thought, Non Violence in action and Non Violence in speech.  This is a Hindu term which means the absence from violence either by thought, word or deed.  It implies compassion, respect and loving kindness to all living beings.

I knew I wanted my next tattoo to symbolize and embody this as this is how I strive to live my life.  It is imperative to develop a mental attitude in which hatred is replaced by love.  Compassion is such a major theme in my life and one word that describes me perfectly.

So when I was contemplating my newest piece of artwork, I did not have any difficulties in coming to a decision about this.  It is sanscrit for Ahimsa.  Each of my tattoos has immense meaning to me and represents a certain stage or turning point in my life.  Works of art that I am proud to permanently wear for the eternity of this body.

Here is the outline completed without the shading


And the finished piece of art!




This piece of art was completed by Lisa McLeod (click to view her facebook page and other works of art).  She is not only a tattoo artist, she is also an artist.  She specialized in custom work and has many other projects such as children’s books and art for surfboards.  Check out her stuff!  If you are looking for some tattoo art work done in the Hampton Roads area, she is working on her portfolio and has a lot of great good deals!


Freebies and Sunburn Free!

I LOVE free things!  I love winning and I love free samples!  When I do laundry and put my dollar in the change machine to get quarters, I always shout “JACKPOT!”  It makes me feel like I am winning!

About a year ago, I became part of Bzz Agent  –  This is a program where they will send you free products to try out, in return for writing reviews and spreading the word about the products.  I have gotten so much free stuff  from them, and I love to write so it is a win win for me!

My latest campaign is for Coppertone Clearly Sheer Sunscreen!  What an amazing product!  I was so excited by it I just had to share my findings!  With my pale, white, Irish skin, I ALWAYS wear sunscreen  and burn very easily.  I am always looking for a good sunscreen to keep my skin happy and safe.  This is the product I have been looking for.

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It is so lightweight and freeing on my skin, unlike so many other sunscreens that are so heavy and greasy feeling.  It is even safe enough to put on your face and will not clog your pores.  It actually feels great on my face and I am able to use it as a daily sunscreen/moisturizer to wear under my makeup.  This is an excellent product for everyday protection, as well as long days at the beach and in the sun, if you are looking for a good sunscreen to make your skin as happy as mine is!  I highly recommend.