Well..I've never written a blog entry before but this is as good a time as any.
I'm an apprentice..And as I read through posts about people having a hard time getting an apprenticeship I can't help but feel ridiculously fortunate to be in my position..
I have a university degree that I obtained doing what other people said I should do with my life.. worked my ass off.. then followed my heart..
I worked 3 jobs.. day job, side job, and working for free at the shop almost every evening..did all I could to help out, watch, learn, lug, clean, run errands..anything I could..and I loved every single minute of it just feeling greatful to have a shot at learning from a great artist that I respect as both a tattooer and a person.
I'm getting going into what I would call the beef of my apprenticeship now things are progressing and it's an exciting adventure every day that I do not take for granted.
My only reservation is networking with other artists- which is why I am here on last sparrow. I'm in a small town, and it is definitely clicky in this area with artists.. I'm fairly introverted socially and reserved until i get to know people..so I just keep quiet on that level.lol. This is a more comfortable way for me to do that :) Would love to network and see other folks work ( i always love seeing art/different takes and approaches on things)
as for me i'll just be plugging away daily trying to learn as much as I can and improve my art as much as possible