Friday, July 5, 2013

The 4th, lost hair and several bloody marys

Hope everyone had a safe and super rad 4th yesterday. Jonett and I had a surprisingly productive day (plus throwing in an hour or so for him to play Minecraft and me to play Harvest Moon, it's a holiday!). We started the day with an ear lowering for Jonett. As much as I love his curls it was getting too hot for him, it was satisfying as well since I've been longing to cut my own hair too. 

 Ugh, it would feel so flippin' great to have a shaved head right now.  But. I've been trying to grow out my hair and it is currently the longest it's been since I was 19, or about 7 years ago. I do love short hair, and will always campaign for it, but I just want to switch things up for a while. 

hair monster.

We got to work building a roof for our rabbit hutch. Prior we were using plastic storage bin lids bungee corded together, rudimentary but it worked for a few days. The previous owners of our house had an old wooden playhouse thing in the backyard so we dismantled that and created a roof. We went to our local Re-Store (habitat for humanity) and bought a ton of roofing shingles for only $5!
I'm not going to show the finished product yet because its not done, I still need to paint it.

My beloved tools. I aim to start building a table for her soon...

studio shot!

As evening set in we drove into La Crosse to visit with my pals, Alberti & Nukie. We had a great spread of food and friends, and after dark we trooped down to the bridge to watch fireworks. All in all it was one of the best 4th celebrations I've had. 

Alberti and I met years ago and bonded over our mutual love of art, Carl Sagan, and Star Wars.

 One of my favorite drinking games: Jenga! Take a pen or sharpie and write rules on each block. Super fun, some of our rules are: Person must use non dominant hand, rhyme, list (Pokemon, Harry Potter spells), waterfall, beer bitch.

And I even carved out some time to make a new Cyanotype scarf with a gorgeous Tiger Lily I found growing in our backyard.

One of our kitties, Paikea, lounging while I took a break from a commissioned cat painting.

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