The last few weeks have been a sort of blur; I’ve been sick with a cold that eventually found it’s way into my sinuses. I’ve been trying to sleep and recover the best that I can, and I think I may finally be making some headway.
Being sick put a bit of a damper on the projects I’ve been working on, but I’ve still managed to get a few things accomplished. Recently I started looking into making synthetic dreadlocks. I’ve been trying to figure out something new to do with my hair, but I’m limited in colors/styles since I work in a government institution and need to keep the allusion of looking “professional”. 😉 The tutorial on how to make synthetic dreads popped up on my RSS feed and that was that. I ordered some materials online and waited patiently for them to arrive.
I finally received the package last night and began rattling/backcombing/steaming dreads. I tried tying them into my hair with elastics last night but it didn’t look all that great and it was really pulling my hair. This morning I took them out and started to partially braid them in, yielding these not-bad results:
My hair does a pretty good job of covering them up, but you can see them peaking out hear and there. So far I’ve been using the “single-loop” method of making them where you leave a loop at the top, but I think I’ll try making some double ended dreads. The double-ended ones look easier to put in for those of us with longer hair.
Onto less vain matters, before I became really sick with my cold I was given the opportunity to get some hosting space. A good friend and former co-worker graciously agreed to host me, so here I am on modularcreativity.net! I already had the domain name from last year when I tried to set up my own webserver (I was thwarted when I found out my ISP doesn’t allow people to host out of their own homes). Now that I have my own space, I can work on making a custom layout for this blog.
Between keeping up with the coding at work and trying to rest at home, I haven’t done anything extremely artistic, but I’m confident that it will come in time. For now, lunch and possibly some CSS fun. 8)