I got a scanner from a friend of mine to make “trashograms” for my trashsociety.com blog. I’ve had a lot of fun making other scanogram (or digital photograms) art projects with it, all random objects sitting around my house. Check them out…
Creepy vintage doll. Can you imagine the look on a kids face opening this up for Christmas?
Totally loving them! It’s nice to have something fun and different, without the commitment of having to cut them out when I’m tired of them. I plan to keep them for a week or so. I slept with them pulled into a loose ponytail on top of my head. I think they look better after sleeping on them for a night. They’re a little looser and look more like real dreads, just a little thinner.
Reactions from people I know…
“I have to live with them for a while before I can decide how I feel about them.”
“Oh, that just rocks.”
“I dig it. Glad to be dread-spiration. ;)” (from Rhyanna, my inspiration)
“Oh my gosh. I think you’re the first in the family to have this, but it so suits you. What do the boys say?” (My kids have not seen them yet)
“That is so you Jody!!! I am just surprised you were able to sit still that long to get it done!!!”
“You should make it permanent. Its a good look for you.”
“Cooollll doo. Miss Jamaica Island girl 2010 :-)”
“Make each dread a different color…NOW we’re talking.”
“you got dreadlocks?!?!?!?!?!”
“i wanted dread locks when i was in high school…i didnt know there were temp ones i would’ve totally done that…that’s awesome :)”
Over lunch today, I was saying how awesome it is that I work in such a great environment where self-expression is allowed. More tomorrow. 🙂
Okay, they’re temporary dreads, as I have commitment issues. LOL Here they are! 46 of them, took about 1.5 hours. Steve rocks! My hair started at 4 days unwashed. Yeah, I know, some people can do that, others, not so much. I can go a week and nobody would know. I will do daily updates on the maintenance. 🙂
Ok, so on the advice of my sister, I decided to fill out the personality test thing for free but not sign up for the service. So I did it. Got my personality profile. Interesting. So I’m now on the mailing list. Yeah. And there are some very interesting articles out there.
There’s one very helpful one for any woman wanting to go on a date. How to dress. ‘First Date Fashion for Women’ to be exact. Okay, this should be good.Dress, of course, is an integral part of your presentation. It’s one part dressing for the occasion and another part preserving who you are at the core. On a first glance fashion tells your story— it holds clues to your personality, conveys how you are feeling, and even how you want him to feel about you when he sees you. I would love to know what ‘story’ men get from my first glance fashion. Maybe something like ‘Wow, what was she thinking when she got dressed this morning?’ Or maybe ‘She’s definitely on the single mom budget.’ Oh well, weeds out the gold diggers. How about ‘Gee, if she only wore a little makeup…’ ‘That hair is crazy!’ ‘I wonder if she really owns a Pinto.
Seriously. How about this?Peep-toe flats in patent leather or animal printa. I guess that means they want me to get a pedicure. b. They want me to go shopping becasue I don’t own anything with that description. c. Are guys really into these peep-toe things? Just curious.
The closest description I can find to myself in this advice is The Betty (Casual). Okay, so let’s see what I should wear…
- Ankle-tie wedge espadrilles
- Embellished flat-thong sandals
- Head scarf
- Straw totes
- Ballet flats
- Chunky plastic beaded necklaces and bracelets??!!!!
First, anyone that knows me here. Straw tote? And that’s supposed to be a safe environment for my G4 Powerbook? Head scarf? I really don’t think I could afford one that covers all my hair. Chunky plastic stuff belongs in my altered art, NOT on my body. And what in the hell is a espadrille???
Okay guys, can any man enlighten me on this dressing thing?
And the funniest part of this advice… I clicked to view the article for what men should wear. And it’s gone. Doesn’t exist. Guess they can wear what they want or go naked. Naked would just make this process way easier.