ashlingrainbow (ashlingrainbow) wrote in get_up_dread_up,
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Official non-webcam update!

Ahh, so last time I webcamed up a few photos of my shamanistic costume for the time traveller's ball! It was complete with crappy quality, plaid and feathers! Today, by request, I present....

BETTER PHOTOS!








Story is, they're almost 4.5 years old. I've trimmed 6+ inches off in the past year (in two chunks, and yes, I kept them all!). Two are left longer, remnants from my first trim... like SQUID TENTACLES!



I've been a member of this community since (I believe) my pre-dread days. They were started long ago in Northampton MA one sunny september weekend. I had hip-length hair that shrunk up to my chin!



In the past 4.5 years I've rocked my heart out working at coffee shops, and now work as a professional digitizer of rare and antique books (hurray for spreading and preserving the knowledge!) really though, I just turn pages and try to preserve the delicate materials. I've survived three tumors (damned things!), moved around far too many times, learned to hula hoop and lived by my art (for a scant year or so with very few expenses. It's something I'd love to do again, but takes more concentration and self-determination than I had in me at the time!)



Now, for the future I want to really get my act together. I'm going to practice and become a better artist. I'm going to find joy and share it with those around me. Two weeks ago I decided to learn to play the fiddle, and I will. If I can find a way to do so, going back to school is also way up there!

Some people asked to see my WEB OF TIME that I made for the party last week, but the lighting just wasn't working out. So how about some stained glass? My roommates made it.



It's one of my favorite things to see in the morning. If you ever come to a house and see this window, come find me and say hi!
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