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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

Hi Guys!

Already halfway through April! Time is going by so quickly, just feels like yesterday I officially started this apprenticeship. I’m great at cleaning now, I’ll tell you that!

The hummingbirds have already flown away! It all happened so fast, I am just shocked. I feel like I was left in the dust, like they didn’t even care about me! After all the time we spent together…

However, I was lucky enough to be at shop the day they flew away!

As you can see, there was only one little guy in the nest when I came in, so I started to freak out and started searching for the other one. When I told Scott what was going on, he didn’t even realize what had happened, because he was too busy doing his daily Tai Chi and Yoga routine.

Scott really reminds me of Master Roshi, sometimes.

So there was just one in the nest, and it was also trying to gather up the courage to venture into the world! I could tell because it was straining its neck trying to find its sibling.

The other one was near the ceiling beams of the roof, chirping its head off for the mom! Hummingbird babies’ peeps are very high pitched and monotone, repeating over and over.

Over the course of 3-4 hours, both babies ventured out into the world, even if it included the mom pushing one of them off the rafters.

I caught the the last straggler hanging out by one of the plants in the sunset.

Farewell, babies! I hope you return! How bittersweet!


As I’m already well into the fourth month of my apprenticeship, Scott had me take apart a machine and put it back together, then get it to work again.

I’ve always loved working with little machines, disassembling and reassembling, figuring out what did what. Seriously, my Lego and Kinect collection when I was a kid was fantastic!

So one of my homework assignments was to disassemble the machine, take a picture, and put it back together and make it work again. I’m pretty proud of the picture!

When I put it back together, I had forgotten a step, so it took me a bit to get it working again. But I learned a lot just from that one assignment, and I’m always learning something new everyday. I’m really looking forward to the future, and all the new things about this industry that I’ll experience for the first time, and blog about in the future.

Even if it means taking my boss on a two-hour trip to the middle of nowhere for an impulsive moment of soul-searching.

SO. I just wanted to post a pic of some pet grooming work that my cousin did! She lives in Illinois, but she busts out the craziest hairstyles for her clients! She also does this thing called “Booty Bling”, where she glues on little rhinestones on dogs’ butts. Super cute.

Seriously, look how fabulous this dog looks. I can’t believe it.

Back to tattoos!!

I’m going to have to get some practice fake skin soon, so keep checking! I’ll post up all my blood, sweat, and green soap! Been doing a lot of drawing with the coil machine attached to my pencil so that I can get used to the weight. It’s been very helpful for building muscles in my hands!

I apologize if this entry is super long! Just can’t be more excited and anticipating of my future, living the dream of being able to do the thing I love as a living. People are always saying that you should do work you love, but I know it’s very hard in reality. I consider myself extremely lucky that I’m on my way to living the dream, not just pursuing it.

Thank you again for reading, and I’ll see you again next week!


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