Earlier this month I dreaded my hair. I thought about it for a long, long time. Since I lead a double-life (professional at a Catholic university and artist) I was of two minds about doing it.
I worried a bit about having what some would consider a drastic hairstyle.
I'd wanted to dread my hair for years.
I wondered about taking care of dreads.
I hate mussing with my hair (before I'd just twist it up into a knot on the back of my head and either wrap it with a jumbo hair-tie or stick some sticks through it).
I could not build my dreads on my own - that would take too much time and look too sloppy while they formed.
So I found a place that does dreadlocks and set up an appointment.
So far I've only had one person say "Why did you do THAT?" Everyone else has really liked the dreads...
And it's gotten me back into knitting - I'm making hats and headbands for my dread-ness.
21 December 2010
I've been creating a new studio for the last couple weeks. I cleared out an unused bedroom (next to the glass/mosaic studio), covered the floor with 1/4" plywood for protection, and built a workbench.
And started working on the medusa sculpture.
And dreadlocked my hair.
And shoveled A LOT of snow.
Thank goodness for generous neighbors with snow blowers!