Short hair revolution

Seth finally had enough of his long hair too, so last night I cut it all off!

His hair was just about as long as mine used to be...and now he has an awesome new mohawk!

I absolutely love it, and more importantly, so does Seth!

What a fox :) Hurray for short hair!!

Finished projects & out-of-town visitors

...two of my favorite things!

About 3 years ago I made a piece of metal wall art as my final project before graduating. I had been getting really bogged down in trying to make "good art" that I was pretty much paralyzed before I could even start making something. So I decided to do an extended exercise in trusting my own hand and just letting whatever wanted to come out, come out.

My concentration was in printmaking, so I had access to tons of old aluminum lithography plates. I cut a bunch of them up into squares and went to work etching whatever my hand came up with on the back of each one. It ended up being one of my favorite things, but I definitely slacked on the finished product. It was the end school and I just needed to get everything finished, so I assembled all the squares using duct tape.

I love duct tape, and I'm a big believer that it can fix almost anything, but it turns out that 3 years was the limit for holding all those squares together. I fought it at first and re-duct taped them a couple times over the past few months, but it just wouldn't hold anymore. I'm actually glad because I was finally forced to mount my art on something more permanent. Here's a reminder of the sad duct tape rig I had before:

The tabs at the top are made of duct tape too...I just folded them over and nailed right through them. No wonder it wouldn't stay up! The duct tape took sooooooooo long to get off...if I had to estimate, I'd say it took 6 hours total. I made sure to number the backs of all the squares in case they got out of order.

I got a board cut to size at Home Depot (can't remember what kind...something cheap and 1/4" thick). Then I primed and painted it the same white that I did the TV stand in, then attached all the squares to the board with industrial double sided tape. My friend Stacy at work gave me the great idea to mount it to the wall with mirror clips, and it worked like a charm!

I'm really happy that its finally finished, and I think it helps balance out the room a little too. Luckily I got it up just in time for my out-of-town sister Lana! We had such a good time together, and it really meant a lot that she came to see me. We had lots of good hang out time, plus we ate great food and drank delicious margaritas, too.

Thanks for coming to visit, Lan!!
Who's next? ;)

The big cut

About 5 years ago I started growing my hair out, and since then its just been getting longer and longer...and longer. Then about a week ago I woke up and realized that I don't like it long and the only reason I was keeping it that way was for long-hair's sake. Which is so dumb! So I decided it was time to cut it off.

Yesterday was the big day and I wasn't nervous at all. Well, not until half an hour before my appointment when a wave of butterflies and nausea and nervous sweats hit. But I was also super excited and I knew it was the right thing. Stacy came with me for moral support, and she was nice enough to document the whole thing for me. Thanks, Stacy! It wouldn't have been nearly as much fun without you there.

Once I got in that chair, I got even more nervous, so Stacy went next door and got me a mini bottle of wine to help calm my nerves.

It totally did the trick :) After Jared cut off the top ponytails, I had to take the opportunity to have a real live mullet, even if it was just for a couple of minutes.

Eww. That's so gross but so awesome at the same time! Haha. Next, we moved on to another classic: the Rat Tail.

I kept on drinking my wine and being sorta nervous, and before I knew it he was finished!

I love the new cut, but I'm also so excited to be able to donate 4 big ponytails to Locks of Love. Hallie, thanks for the inspiration!

I carried that hair with me all around downtown afterwards to celebrate. So glad I didn't accidentally leave it at the Brewery or something...that would have been kind of a gross surprise for our server :)

That is so much HAIR! I still can't get over it. And I can't believe that I've been lugging all that around for so long! I feel like I have a new lease on life :)

Hurray for liberating haircuts!!