Sometimes…

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Well, fuck…

It’s been some time since I’ve been able to be up on this and communicate. It’s been frustrating for folks, it’s been hard for me…because while this sucks to have my namesake site eat shit, and have a friendship in the balance behind it is a sad state of affairs…that’s the least of my worries.

Yeah, daily shit. Things are GREAT, but I’m needing to be PRESENT, and ON my fucking GRIND. Back to the bustin’ ass reality. Working hard at my shop, Ace Tattoo here in Northern California, and truly feeling joy through my work in little glimpses. I’ve been working so hard for so long, and dealing with the street shop reality for the past twenty years, that finally stretching out, being challenged artistically is a whole ‘nuther reality. I’m LOVING IT. It’s HARD. I’m having to deal with being more under the scrutiny of my idols with all of this media coverage of our work. But, it’s feeling so good. I’m doing the pieces I want to do, not just the subject, but more about “How would I TRULY like to see this?”….not, “Well, dude paid for THIS…and I’m gonna bring it in on budget..” Like the above panther…sure it’s one of the OLDEST designs in tattooing. YES! I love them, but they need to be made new for the client… So, I’ve been going the extra mile, taking a lot of time to draw, and am enjoying the process a LOT. My lady has been super supportive, and that’s made all the difference. ┬áThe proof has been in the atmosphere. No more phone. If you know me, you know my work, you find me. All the scab vendors have taken all the shit work away.

Thank you scratchers!

The last couple of posts have been about “Hey, sorry…shit’s all sideways…” ┬áThis will be the last one. I just wanted to let everyone know, I’m back in business here on DavidRogerson.com and that my work and homelife are wonderful, and if anyone wants to reach out, I’m around and can always be contacted HERE, or at my shop 510 233 1979

Thanks for your patience, David R

“I killed a man ’cause he killed my goat
I put my hands around his throat
He tried to reason with the sky and the clouds
But it didn’t matter, ’cause they can’t hear a sound

It’s just the curl of the burl
It’s just the curl of the burl
That’s just the way of the world
It’s just the curl of the burl
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/mastodon-curl-of-the-burl-lyrics.html ]
Splinters in my skin
Just like needles and pins
I cut through pine
Love the feeling it gives
Been out here for days
Running through these trees
I’m using my hands
Cutting through the disease

It’s just the curl of the burl
It’s just the curl of the burl
That’s just the way of the world
It’s just the curl of the burl

I feel the powerless
Chew it up
Spit out the rest

I feel the powerless
Chew it up
Spit out the rest

It’s just the curl of the burl
It’s just the curl of the burl
That’s just the way of the world
It’s just the curl of the burl ”

MASTADON, “Curl of the Burl”

 

 

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