Sunday, April 29, 2012

Growing Grey!

Growing Grey!

Since my day job is in the world of finance, with its black, brown and navy blue suits, I felt it necessary to keep dyeing my ever-greying hair black. My desk at work positions my hair right under a pair of florescent lamps, that spotlighted my head to all that pass by my desk... my boss and collegues, and clients too. And so on the 31st of December 2011, I dyed my hair black in preparation for the New Year weekend.

I do this at home in my bathroom, with a box of L'Oreal bought at Walmart. This process takes a good 45 minutes out of my weekend, a process that I certainly did not enjoy. And then it hit me... this is it, this is the last time I am going to dye my hair! A new year, its time for a new look! My mind was made up...

My husband was fine with my decision, but not some of my friends, and not my hairdresser. The friends who disagreed with my decision all said I would look old. Old! Old is a mental thing, I swear I am not old! I will not think old, I will not be old, at least not yet. My hairdresser, to be fair, was not going to loose any money since I colored my hair at home, she just said the same thing....I would look old! I would not like it! Well, I am going to like it... I will think of all the time and money I save by not dyeing my hair every four weeks and I will certainly like it.

So right now I am in my skunk or badger stage... a white strip, slowly broadening... I did not rinse, highlight, or bleach to mask or camouflage the process.... and I am growing grey.

I made this necklace with black and white Agate and black Onyx early this year and I think it depicts my present plight perfectly. I call it ....growing grey!
Any thoughts or experiences that you would like to share... I would love to hear it!

I am adding two links about going grey....
a book
and in Prevention magazine.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

April Showers bring May Flowers

It has been a dry April here in Florida, but it all changed today. This afternoon's forecast reads...
"Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 81. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible"
At my husband's urging and inspired by the April showers that will definitely bring flowers in May, I made this...

April Flowers Bring May Flowers

He likes it, what about you?
Enjoy your weekend! Check out the Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challenge blog hop, so much talent, be inspired!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The 6th Bead Soup Blog Party

I am sure everyone in the beading blog world has already marked their calenders about this gloriously fun event. But just in case you have not, make sure you do it today.
See you there!
Hundreds of beaders, tons of beads, three reveal dates!
All I can say is.....Thank you Lori!

Monday, April 2, 2012

What's your favorite color? Your favorite Crayola color?

If you have a favorite color, now's the time to play with your favorite color. 

Sally of  The Studio Sublime is throwing out a Monochromatic Color Challenge! Choose your favorite color, use all shades, tones and tints of this color and create a piece of art, in any medium, painting, jewelry, fiber art, mixed media... the possibilities are endless.

I signed up this morning, I hope I am not too late as she is limiting it to 60 participants. Hop on over and check it out, send her an email if you would like to participate.

This might be a good time to share with you a necklace I made that I call Opulence in Orange! So it really is not too difficult to work with just one color... when it really is not just one color! Sally also gives some fine examples of monochromatic jewelry designs in her blog posting. Come join the fun.

Orange Opulence
I have been away from my blog for so long, (its tax time!) that this is what I need to get my creative juices flowing again. Have a great week everyone...

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