Monthly Archives: December 2017

I Had Nothing Else To Do…..

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Boredom is never a good state for a Creative*

Yesterday was a day someone should have been here with me.

Someone who actually would have some control over me….hmmm….gotta think about who that could be….we all know it isn’t my hubs or my mom….and none of my friends are big enough to wrestle me down….besides if God didn’t want me to shorn myself, He never should have allowed hair clippers to be invented.  (And yes, I do know that the Bible says it is a shame for a woman to have shorn hair.  But I can live with that!)

So I got out my nifty new little clippers….so much easier to handle than the bigger ones…..and I used to use them on my dog but don’t tell my sister cause I gave them to her for her hair!!!

I loved my teal hawk and cut-in shapes of all colors but the hair in-between the shapes had started to grow in and it looked skanky.  Besides being a Creative, I am also an Impulser*.  When I want to do something, I want to do it NOW.

I have always wanted to shave my head and a couple of years ago I went down to a quarter inch all around and the world did not end so I figured, “What the heck…it will grow back” and went to town (not literally, I never go out).

When I got done, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought…..”Well, my mom is going to have a heart attack if she sees this”.  I gave what my hubs might think a thought but after almost 34 years, I’m pretty sure nothing I do anymore surprises him and he’ll get over it.

Do I like it?  Not especially.  We keep our house at a chilly 66 degrees and I sleep in the lower living room where there is no heat unless we have a fire or an electric heater on and I don’t like to sleep with either one on so I had to sleep in a head-tube-thing that cool, outdoorsy people wear as bandeaus.  I bought it when I had dreads and thought I was cool.

So today I slapped on a ton of make-up to take some photos for ya’ll.  In the process, I reminded my self of Anthony Hopkins, Mr. Clean, a drag queen before they stick on their gorgeous wigs and myself at 95.

Please let me know who you think I resemble.  I promise not to be offended.  Seriously….how could you possibly offend me…..and to think I did this willingly to myself.  Well…at least I didn’t pay someone else to do it to me.   (I wonder if I had, if it would have turned out like this?  And where did all those scars come from?  I hit my head a LOT but I do not ever recall ever bleeding and I would assume you would have to have cut open your head to have a scar?  The things you find out when you shave your head….ya’ll out to try it at least once in your life.)  “No guts, No glory” is what I always say……(Okay, I really mostly say is, “Well that didn’t turn out like I thought” but it is basically the same thing.)

Your Queen of “OMG, did you see what that idiot did now to her hair”

Robyn

*Creative:  what I decided to call myself instead of Artist as I never felt comfortable with that adjective as people mostly assume you paint on canvass and I do so much more!

*Impulser:  someone who cannot control their urges when something strikes their fancy to do, or buy, or say!

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So What Happened to Oct/Nov. Haircolors

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I am pretty sure I have Creative Attention Deficit Disorder.  I cannot seem to finish most every thing I start creatively (and in every other aspect of my life).  I am all amped up and buy everything I need (and more) to get me going but halfway through I get distracted by something else and I am off on a different creative path.

It makes me crazy that I am that way but I seem to not be able to change.  I don’t know if I was always like this, but it has been my modus operandi for the past two decades.

Someday I may seek a therapist to help me understand why I do the things I do (my mom and hubs would say it is a form of rebellion and perhaps, they are right….but don’t tell them that or they will think they are right all the time and my life will be a living hell!)

So getting back to my hair…..I did bleach it all out for October to go Opal but as these photos will reveal, the blue did not bleach out and I was not about to bleach it again as my scalp goes numb for a good 24 hours after a bleaching session and even I think that can’t be healthy.   So I just added an ash blonde toner to it and as it washed out it became opalescent but I have no photos to prove it.  (I did but because I am so technically challenged I thought if I added photos from my general photos to a “Hair” album that I could delete them from the general photos and they would stay in the album.  Either that is not true, or I did it wrong because all the photos that I deleted after putting them in albums are now gone from my ipad.  Whether or not they are up in that elusive “Cloud” I do not know as I have no idea how to access this “Cloud”.   It is such a challenge being me…..)

And in keeping with the technology challenged thread, it just took me 20 minutes how to figure out how to access my photos from my ipad to post these pictures since WordPress changed the format on my blog….no wonder I have high blood pressure.

So, since October was a bust, I kinda was dishearten about November and knew that if I colored it Topaz for November, I would have to bleach it all out for December and I just wasn’t up for that so instead I buzzed the sides and back down to the nub.  I REALLY wanted to just buzz the whole thing but no matter what I do, I just can’t rock that Uncle Fester vibe.

So here it is, December’s look……the teal on the faux hawk is beautiful in real life…..the shapes are my husband’s doing….I KNOW, right…….but I must have gotten him in just the right mood cause he was game to try it.  He just said to me today, that he needs to recut the shapes since they have grown in since we did it two weeks ago. I have not left the house so I have no idea how this look will fly in public.  It must be my most dramatic do to date.  The first photo is my inspiration….the others are pure me!688DBCA7-0974-43A9-879A-83B0D5849238

This is right after Scott did the coloring so it is wet and in real life it is no quite that vibrant and the faux hawk stands straight up.   If I ever go anywhere and actually put on make-up, I will take a photo and show you how it looks today.

As far as next month and going Garnet…..we will just have to see…..

The Queen of the Oddest Hair in the Neighborhood,

Robyn