a severed hand, for bridget, my extraordinarily talented friend. traded for an even more extraordinary portrait she made of me, surrounded by all my favourite fruits.
two plants (milkweed and aster) with blue and red circles (peace corps colours) for jace: representing a safe haven (which jace is), traded for a beautiful hand-made wood cutting board. jace offered to be a human canvas for me; these tattoos were a collaborative effort.
matching tattoos, for trans powerhouse couple mika and quentin.
some stars in space, for clarence, traded for a drawing
a lil strawberry, for clarence, traded for a screen printed shirt
a small globe, for gabe, when they visited me in march
a hand holding flowers, for alex, as a token of new friendship
a red crown, for claire, a queen, traded for some beautiful lemon earrings
"hell bent", in custom lettering, on jackson, traded for a painting
a square, for luke, as thanks for letting me stay in his dorm room in nyc
everything is a-ok (kind of), for sarah, as always
a forever running foot, a reminder for mika
some words of wisdom from the norwegian show skam, for sarah
a happy rain drop, on ally