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Evolution & Revolution

As many of you know, I've been working on a new blog. It's close to completion and I'm beyond excited. I've been stripping down, baring my soul and blending the old with the new in many ways.

The Mother Load is evolving. I'm takin' it to the next level, ya'll.

This video clip was taken in December, but I wanted to wait to share it until my new blog was almost ready. Thanks to Lee and Tracie for filming it and going with me! This day was monumental and marked a significant change in my way of thinking. The tattoo embodies the inspiration behind my tag line: The Road to My Writer Roots. New Orleans is my home, where so much happened to me. It's my heart, where I write from. And now I carry it with me on my right hip---a glorious fleur de lis that makes my father want to curl up and die.




You can view the finished product in a post here.

41 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well, you've got me all excited to see your new blog. Can't wait!

How fun that you have video of your tattoo. You seemed relaxed. I got mine back in 1993 - back when no one had video cameras and if you did they were the size of Texas. Hee hee. So no video of the tattoo process for me - although that would've been fun to watch so many years later ;-)

singedwingangel said...

OUCH OUCH OUCH>> But a heads up.. my well builtpecs the size of mountains, blue gray eyed , sexy as hell houseguest is a tattoo artist. So when You come to KY I can hook ya'll up cause he is AWESOME.. He did Gene's latest tattoo and Ilove it. I want a tattoo and yet I am terrified of the needles lol

Joy@TPMG said...

That is neat that you recorded getting your tattoo. You were so brave. I love the fleur de lis symbol-must be those years teaching world history. I can't wait to see the new site.

leigh said...

You are a badass. I have a ladybug tattoo the size of a nickel and I cried my eyeballs out.

I can't wait to see your new blog. When is the premier?

Liz said...

You are talking during that like you are having your nails done! You're hardcore! :)

MommyLovesStilettos said...

Looks awesome!!! :)

Pamela Hutchins said...

Erin, that is supposed to HURT!!! You are awesome.

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

Was going to say when I am all grown up, I will take on the world like you ... but I am all grown up .. and so I will watch you in awe at this unfolding of soul that is you!

KittyCat said...

I couldnt watch the video here at work but I am excited for the new blog. : )

Cant wait.

Joyce Cherrier said...

So excited to see your new blog!! Love the vid! Great idea to video it!

Mindy said...

Looking forward to seeing and reading your new blog. This reaffirms my decision to never get a tattoo. Ouch! ;0)

Elaine A. said...

Okay, finally some wincing at the end there! I mean, OUCH!! Love that you have footage of this though. Your girls are gonna love watching that someday - HA!!!

Seriously, you rock. So glad I got to see your tat in person. xoxo

So Who Is The Crayon Wrangler? said...

WOW! I could never put a video of me getting a tattoo on my blog. I tend to keep it safely "PG" and that...yes, that would take me up to a "R" and a nice disclaimer.

I am so excited about your changes and getting to read so much more than words, but rather your heart!

Love you Squishy

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I'm sorry, I missed whatever was said after "stripping" (LOL!)

Congrats on the new tat and the new blog look! 2011 holds great promise for you!

Gigi said...

I know whatever you're planning will be fantastic, lady! Can't wait!

Evonne said...

I love that you shared a video of you getting a tattoo! I'm not sure if I could do that. And you took it like a pro, too!

I absolutely love how you incorporated both tattoos. I can't wait to get another (#5). Hopefully soon :)

Heather In The Land Of Mom said...

Love, love the tat!!!

mama-face said...

You have a new blog coming? How did I miss this? I know it'll be amazing so I'm excited for you and for me. I love that Lee and Tracie were there with you. :)

MiMi said...

I already sneeked a peek at your new blog. :) I love it.

Nolie said...

Looks painful. I am such a wimp when it comes to pain. Checked out the post with the finished product though and it is GORGEOUS!

tsonodablog said...

You gots some gutts Mommagirl. Wows. I must say I rather enjoyed watching the video, because I'm wicked that way and was waiting to see you start bawling your eyes out. Never happened. You're a tough cookie, cookie.
Looking forward to your new blog! Evolving is a continuous process, and you are moving right along. Proud of you!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

You just confirmed for me that I will NEVER be getting a tattoo. Ow. ;)

PostDivorceCoach said...

The best part of the video is of me and Tracie and our conversation. What happened to that one?? Kidding...don't post it!!

MJ said...

Good on you! Is that your first tattoo? Or are you an old pro?

I just ask because I've been saying for years that one day I'll get one... I'm beginning to suspect it's all talk for me and no show, though!

Angela C. said...

Wow, very courageous! Not just to get the tattoo but to video tape it! I am impressed.

Ash said...

Oh my word!

Dare you to get a nose ring next. You're so beautiful, you could totally rock it. Totally.

Can't wait to see the new space.

Snuggle Wasteland said...

I must have had duct tape on my mouth or something. Couldn't even hear my obnoxious laugh. (That's a good thing.)

Love it and you!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I can't wait to see your new blog!

Glad your tattoo makes you happy- I too would curl up and die if my monkeys got tattoo- Or just kill em.

glad you like my bird decals- funny you should mention- you'll today's post.

RosevilleAndRocklin said...

Holy crudazoids, you are HARD core. Talking without profanities while getting a tat. Dang. So excited for you and your new blog. Love the tat.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

congrats on the new blog!

Dee said...

I love the tattoo boo, it's totally you! Can't wait to see your new blog. It's been too long since I stopped by!

Anne said...

You are one brave mama! Ouch! I've always secretly wanted a tattoo but am not brave enough. Looking forward to seeing the new blog!

Cluttered Brain said...

There goes Angel again talking about her hot as hell houseguest...
she tells no lies..
He is HAWT.

Love the video.
So does this mean you figured out your FLip?
Nice video.
And yes it did looked like it hurt.

Cluttered Brain said...

And I want to see this new site of yours...

Two Normal Moms said...

I LOVE IT!!! You, my bloggy friend, ROCK. I can't wait for your new blog!
Hugs, Ally

Joann Mannix said...

you weren't even flinching! It goes to show how strong women are. Can't wait to see the new blog. Can't wait to go down this path with the new Erin.

From Tracie said...

You.Are.Amazing.

That is all.

moveovermarypoppins.com said...

You're so chill!

I want to get a tattoo, but now I can NEVER get it recorded, because I'll wail and cry and carry on and be very embarrassed.

Looking forward to the new site!

Victoria KP said...

Can't wait to see the new blog--Exciting stuff!

I have to ask, do you think you were braver because you were being taped? Because I'd have been a howling mass of jell-o!

KLZ said...

Oh, I want another tattoo so badly. Why didn't you show this to me when we met?? I would have shown you mine!

Anita said...

How about photographing your tattoo and posting it?

Looking forward to reading your new blog!

 

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