Monday, July 19, 2010

A Summer of 'HAIR' ..and I don't mean the Musical...



OK...so this has been a totally odd and emotionally revealing summer for me (so far) ... it seems to be a summer of ' I HAVE to Get Dones' and a age old bugaboo that has been haunting me since early childhood.... 'HAIR'....
Since before I can remember Hair has played some sort of role in my life... I have a real Love Hate relationship with it ...it taunts me and challenges me...it turns it's back on me and then out of the blue is on it's very best behavior ... it makes me want to cut it all off (and I have..many times)...I have dyed it to change it's appearance hoping to gain favor with the new look .... I have curled it , permed it, knotted it ...and as stated in the wonderful musical Hair...Twisted, Beaded and braided it...and YES, it has gotten 'caught' in trees. I have ironed it, set it on orange juice cans overnight, Hot curled...Hot Oiled.... Streaked and Highlighted. I have Bobbed it, page boyed it, flipped it, French rolled it, french Braided it, Chignoned it, pony tailed it ,added every manor of hair ornament under the sun to it , wear a wide assortment of hats.... all for sake of the Almighty thing called Hair!!! It screws with us when we are going out and will NOT cooperate ...it actually has a 'Day' named after it 'Bad Hair Days' ..it many times looks FANTASTIC moments before we lay our head on the pillow for a great nights sleep...only to look like something the cat dragged in the next morning. It taunts us in Hair commercials and Movies where the Gal wakes up looking like she just stepped out of a Salon 'YEAH RIGHT"!!!
It has days where it shines so bright and vividly displays the ancestry of your redheaded grandfather or molasses hued strands of distant relatives you have never met... It is one of those things you wear that are remembered or easily forgotten depending on how your 'treat it' it can be your shining badge of glory or your Helmet of disaster !!!
And ultimately in the end...it changes colors all on it's own ...strand by strand it announces to the world " Yeah that's right...I am an Older Woman!!!" I really actually like the gray and in a weird way I am anxious to see where this New Hair Journey Takes Me...
So to add to my 'Summer of Hair Issues" ...I have been making myself ' Cloth Turbans' or Hair Wraps (to make it sound a little less 'Gloria Swanson'ish' ) and something I have ALWAYS wanted for my own but didn't have the right type of hair for it.... Dreadlocks! I am fascinated with this look and the free attitude to carry it all off and make that unique statement... religiously or otherwise. SooOOoOOo in my continuing search for "where will my Hair Take me This Week and will it be kind"? I have Made myself 'Felted Wool Dreadlocks' ...Thanks Nikki for inspiring me with your wonderful Felted Wool Designs you have been sharing with us all.
Just another avenue to travel... just another way to mask the 'BHD's" ... they are Fun! Wacky, Colorful and for now make me happy.... let's just hope the Hair God looks favorably upon this Newest Offering....
Happy Trails
Jodi

25 comments:

William Bezek said...

You better be nice to that hair or it may choose to abandon ship entirely...now that would be an unusual look on you! just kidding

sassypackrat said...

Helmet of disaster! LOL! Brilliant description of my hair! I love your felt dreads, so fun and funky!

Creager Studios said...

Actually William...that is one of the looks I thought would be fun to try ...shaved head... but I then remembered a certain 'gash' I have on the back of my noggin that I received from a certain proturding nail in my childhood(long story)...so thought hmmm that might not be to attractive!!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Oh Sassy Girl I have worn that Helmet many a time....UGH!!! Glad you like my dreads...I can tell you they peek the Interest and stares of the neighborhood children...they already think me a witch...lol

Hugs,
Jodi

Debbie said...

Loving the new look Jodi. Vibrant and colourful. Nikki has been so excited with her felting, glad she's inspired you..xxx

Patty Benedict said...

Your so funny!!!! LOVE it and the colors are GREAT!!!!

Have a great creative week!
Bugs & Hisses
patty

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

A VERY fun do, that seems totally you! :-)

Karin Feuerstein said...

Before I die I want to sit in your brain for a day and enjoy your unique thoughts and creativity, you are just awesome and this made my day. Smiles, Karin

Ara said...

Looks great!! I really want one now! I may have to try and make one to wear around to freak out my friends! haha - love it!

Piper Rain Press said...

Oh so much fun...I may even want a few to try! Hippie gypsy and wild!

janice a/k/a earthloczwoman said...

Your hair looks cute, welcome to being a dreadhead. I've been growing my "earthlocks" for about 11 years and they are hip-length. (Most, if not all of my dolls have them too.)

Kat The Hat Lady said...

Love the look! It would fit in very well with all the music feativals in the UK.i have personally just shaved all my hair off I got so fed up with it! Gave my husband a shock he went to work in the morning with me with hair and then came home to a punk!

Kate said...

The look is awesome- from one hat gal to another! I see a play day very soon, as my head is a disaster! Fantastic color for you too, Jod!

Creager Studios said...

Hi Debbie...

I am REALLY into Color this summer...odd for such a black and white lover!!! Nikki's recent felting art is devine!!! She did give me that push towards something I have always wanted to try....

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Patty...

I have been having a Colorful Summer it seems..which I am finding lots of fun... fun way of looking at things. BUT...I am REALLY looking forward to the 'Ornage and Black' Season...YIPPPPEEE

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Deb...Well I guess Colorful thing-a-ma-bobbles sprouting from my head can be a good sign of who I am...Hee Hee...
Fun is what I am all about...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Oh Karin....

It might be very scary in there...trust me...and if you do...be sure to leave bread crumbs so that you can find your way back out....hee hee

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Ara...

Oh you Should try this...it is a Blast...and, it does tend to freak the neighbors a little...and the grocery store goers. Funny Story...I wore them the other day to the market and got plenty of stares and smiles (if I were any place other than Havasu, AZ they would not give me a second look) anyway, one employee after staring for a short while finally said "Say, aren't you the same gal who wears the 'Witch Hat' during October"... LOLOL...well, I guess though mad, I am memorable! lol

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Yes Indeedy Pam.... Fun, Colorful and Gypsey like ...I think you could wear them well

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Janice...

Thank You so much.... I ADORE your 'Real' dreads....and if I could...I would, believe me!!!

So for now I must live vicariously through the colorful world of Felted Wool Dreads ...yours are Beautiful!!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Kat...

Thanks so much...I think you should give it a go! WOW...another thing I have always wanted to try...shaving the head, but scares and such keep me thinking not!! I admire you...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hey there Kate...

Yes, absolutely...Play Day SOON.... you guys will love it...very tactile!

Hugs

Tallulah Belle said...

Ooohhhh super cool...I love them lol.

I am thinking of making something similar after seeing Nikki's felting but mine will be used in a mini.

Love them like this though :-)

Creager Studios said...

Hey there Jayne...

Happy you like them and not think me a Nut Job...LOL

I too have been thinking about a doll with mini dreads...what fun!! I have made 'hair dreads' for a doll before but would love to try the wool....

Can't wait to see yours...

Hugs

Tallulah Belle said...

A nut job...you...surely not :-)

Mine is going to be a plant with dreads...hey if peeps want the fantasy plants then it can be whatever I want right :-)

Now we'll see who is the real nutter lol