Our autism benefit was amazing! we had so many families come out and so many people to support a good cause. thank you to everyone who came out and also thank you to everyone for being patient. we raised $5684 in one day doing puzzle piece tattoos for @pathfindersforautism
one of the things that touched me the most about yesterday is when we do these benefits, you realize how many people this touches and affects but you get to be together in a room where you are not alone. there was so much togetherness and family feel about the place. these are humbling moments for me as i worked with so many people i have dedicated their lives to working in schools with the children, or parents with autistic children and hearing everyone’s individual story. i worked with social workers, and teachers and student aids it was incredibly humbling. these annual community charity events reset our focus as it’s easy to get into the every day of art and tattooing clients for a living, but to do what you love to help others is an incredible feeling as well.
thank you to my crew for donating their day and even the guest artists who came in and also worked all day. thank you to the community for helping support a good cause and waiting hours to do so. and truly, thank you to all of the people who have dedicated their lives to helping and teaching and aiding these children and adults with your compassion and love. you’re the real mvp.
thank you to @pathfindersforautism for all that you do.
Incredible oil painting now hanging up at the art gallery in @blacklotustat2gallery . this oil painting was done by the absolutely fantastic @davidgluck and i cannot be happier to own a piece from him. i got the opportunity to get some of the behind the scenes and see the photos of the actual owl that he went to go see to shoot his own reference shots for as well as the mock up of the model that he built for the tree and all of the surrounding elements. so much time and energy and love was put into this.
make sure you give him a follow and stop by to see it in person. @blacklotustat2gallery www.blacklotustattoos.com
“i look up at the night sky, and i know that, yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us. when i reflect on that fact, i look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the universe is big, but i feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.” neil degrasse tyson