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Smile Challenge Monday 11/19/12

Smile Challenge Monday 11/19/12

For my 50thbirthday I wanted a tattoo. I knew I wanted somethingcolorful and in a place that I would be able to see
and enjoyevery day. But deciding on a design was not easy. Becca'sinterest in tattoos inspired me. And because we have
beenthrough so much and have come to a really wonderfulplace inour relationship, I wanted the tattoo to be about us.

Becca made
her theater debut in Golden State Theater's Snow Whiteat the age of six. She played a bumble bee,
and she hadone line - "Welcome to the forest, SnowWhite!"
When shewas recognized by an audience member outside the theaterafter the show, she immediately became a star in
her ownmind. We started calling her Diva Bee. And since I was thestage manager of so many GST shows, I became the
Queen Bee.

As Becca
grew we had our share of tough mother-daughter times.Especially some of the teen years. And at times, as
she says,"We couldn't stand to be in the same room." But now, as sheis turning 21, we have a very special friendship
that Itreasure.

The floweris a zinnia, a favorite of bees, which stands forlastingaffection. As the Queen Bee rests on her flower,
the DivaBee flies off into her own adult life.This is theperfect design for my tattoo.

    What a lovely story and that's some great ink! You're much braver than I - I avoid needles at all costs. ;)
    Wow! Your story is wonderful. It sounds like you are both in a good and loving place. Your tattoo is amazing.Your layout is great. I like the layering. Your embellishments are pretty and I especially like the bee embellishment.Beautiful.
    You're braver than me, but that's a wonderful story. I love you layout to go with your story, especially all the paper layers. Thanks for joining the challenge.
    What a beautiful story! Your tattoo is just so sweet and pretty and I like the colors! Love your layout and your journaling made me cry!
    Wonderful journaling! I love the colors of your page, too; they look great with your new tattoo art.
    Wonderful journalling - tfs - lovely layout