Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Rainbow's feathers (on her head in particular) are growing really fast. Reminds me of my own hair. In the past few days different friends have pointed out that it grows quickly. It doesn't look that way though, because as it grows it starts to twist into spirals, like long springs. So, for example, if it looks like it's just past my shoulders when dry, it will be almost halfway down my back when wet. It is now beginning to push beyond that irritating neither-here-nor-there stage. I made it through this time without shaving it down it again. From henceforth I may allow it to grow back ... or not, depending on how I feel.
The following photos depict different stages of growth over the past 5 years
(in no particular order).
Autographing poster at my exhibition in 2004.
Hair between one - two years of growing back from being shaved down.
The 'mop-like' stage
The tame, un-windblown stage
'The nest' stage
"The pineapple" stage:
Long, abstract electric tresses stage
Short, at peace yoga-daze-guitar-stage
'Wild, windblown Manzanilla coiff' stage
Just growing back from 'tennis ball' stage