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Monday, October 6, 2008

A New Do

Well? Whose going to make the first zebra print comment? I dare you!

The past two days I have logged some serious hours sitting in a stylist chair, offering up my tender head to a barrage of high pony tails, curling irons and (get ready for it...) a thick mass of blonde extensions. And all for a friend of a friend who really is going to be one of the next big high fashion hair designers (He is in his final stage of his acceptance onto one of the most forward thinking teams Seattle has to offer).

He's giving me the hair-color-itch, what with the MANE of hair I'm sporting right now and the bright blonde bits perking up a rainy afternoon.

In other news, I've found a blissful amount of peace in these last few days between the soul cleansing Fall rain and the hours I've spent in my studio working steadily (you may not know it, but I have rather high strung self, always moving, working, checking off that dread mental list that never ends, only able to come down with concentrated mental effort). The rain, that official marker of Autumn, has come sashaying down my street in a whirl of colored leaves and a brisk wind that dares to flip up the ladies' skirts.

I once had a dear friend tell me (back when I lived in sunny California) that springtime in Seattle would break my heart. She was close, but it is Autumn that awakes something primal in my soul and makes me want to fling all the windows open to the elements. I am residing in small corner of heaven on my earth, somewhere between the turning cherry blossoms tree and violet storm clouds.

I hope this Autumn allows you to shake off the vestments you no longer need and prepare for the most restful hibernation ever.


BC said...

That zebra print looks awesome on you! I think your wardrobe is very lacking when it comes to animal print textiles...

she said...

um, hott.

your "tender head" - tender indeed. tender heart too.

let's hibernate together. a few of us fancy ladies in a homey cave, stashing treasures of winter and self, to be debuted and brought to light after being incubated and refined for a few months. oh, and how bright the light will seem after having learned to see each others' secrets (and freakish bits) in the semi-dark...

mme. bookling said...

wozer! i was thinking of you all day wondering what you looked like and wishing i could be a part of it with you.

it's hard to see well in the pics, but that is totally blonde, wow!

color itch, eh? what's that like.

i prayed. i am not kidding. i was that desperate.
i prayed to feel the magic of autumn again, that this damned depression or stage or whatever i am in wouldn't steal it.

and i feel the magic creeping in.
exhale some peace down the street dear and i will be sure to catch some.

UmberDove said...

The magic is there. Oh it's tricky sometimes (after all, it wouldn't be magic if every one could see it all the time) but I KNOW that it is there and always will be for you.

thewindhover said...

Oh Dove,You look beautiful as always... I am envious of all you autumnal types (probably out frolicking in fallen leaves and making marvellous seasonal clocks as we speak). And I never thought I liked animal print till now...

John said...

ZEBRA! Love it. And I'm trying to imagine you with blonde.... I'm sure it's fabulous. :) Hope you guys are doing well, long time no speak (amazing how 30 Days of Self made it seem so easy).

catholicbeer said...

Fancy... I'd have to say my breath left me a little bit on the last pic though.. gorgeous eyes behind those bright autumn leaves... You and I.. we are the souls covered in bark.

The Noisy Plume: said...

What sound does a zebra make anyway?

You know I love you blond, tall, red wood, green leaves, zebra eyelashes, birds in your hair.