Summer is here and it is time to regroup. July is typically a slow month for tattooing. Everyone is on vacation or on the lake. Meanwhile I am working on tieing loose ends for projects old and new. I finally printed a new portfolio with 4 years of "new" work. It's hard to believe its been that long since I have updated my book. I have t shirt and sticker designs ready to print and a few custom rings ready to cast. Rings will be available rarely as they take some time to make and I really only do it as a hobby.
With all of this going on I am working hard to make time for myself. I have worked long days and nights without break for most of my career. Recently I have been sticking to actual store closing hours and not working late. I have been taking 5 minute stretches hourly. Drinking more water, less coffee and generally taking better care of myself. One day soon maybe I will quit working on my days off... Baby steps
No pain no gain
My new website is live. It is still a work in progress but my portfolio is up and contact form functions. Hopefully this makes it easier for people to reach me. In the future I hope to have t shirts and paintings for sale and occasional custom rings.
Check it out www.kurtfagerland.com
I grew up on an island and have always had a fascination with the seemingly endless sea that surrounded us. Inspiration for this ring starts there.
I bought a handful of pirate era coins from a private collector. Some of these coins date as far back as 1622. This ring is a custom one off. I sculpted and cast a sterling setting that would hold one of the smaller copper coins. I wanted this piece to have the look of barnacles to compliment the age and roughness of a coin brought up from the depths. A castle is still visible on the coin face. Two crosses carved on each side of the band meet on the bottom. I hammered the entire ring by hand before giving it a patina finish. I think this ring has stories to tell. It may be that a man lost his life on the toss of this coin. Could this coin have been partial payment for passage on a ship fated to wreck on distant shores? This is an adventurers ring.