Moody Liz (swissmouse) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
Moody Liz
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Happy Earth Day!

I recently finished a self portrait woodblock print for my printmaking class. I've been wanting to do a self portrait with dreads for a long time, and never got around to it until it was an assignment. I used to lots of self portraits before I had dreads, and they don't really look like me anymore. I tried really hard to get the dreads to look textured, and I think I did alright.

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We were supposed to use mirrors in the assignment, so that is why it is upside down. There are two mirros reflecting off of one another.

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Just another variation with some blue on the top.


I also spent a good hour or so tidying my hair up last night, sewing in loose hairs and tightening roots and what not. I ripped one dread into two because it was kind of seperating itself. I was surprised by how easy it was.

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And one more thing. Does anyone else have names for their dreads? My best friend and I named all of mine one day last summer when we were bored and high. I was reading through old journal entries and found this entry about it. Of course, I still don't know any of them by name, but it's still funny.

~Liz
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