Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Here's another challenge...

This one is digital. The theme is "hair".

'The Haircut'

I wore my hair very long for most of my life. It was kind of a trademark of mine.

I remember how scary it was the first time I had it cut very short. I went straight from the lengthy tresses - to a "pixie-do". The scissors seemed HUGE. I can even recall the sound!

Needless to say, I survived, and am letting my long hair grow back. It feels more like me.

The beautiful image of the lady is from a painting by E. Delacroix circa 1825.


  1. Oh my goodness I love the cautionary tale this one holds Nancy and I am so pleased you were able to join in.

  2. This is a lovely piece and you can feel the wariness of the woman and the scissors- so expressive and creative Nancy!

  3. What a great story!! The picture is worth a thousand words. It illustrates so dramatically her/your fear of the scissors! I love it, Nancy. I'm so thrilled that you were able to post a picture this week. It is amazing to see all the different takes on "hair" - no two the same. Yours is superb.

  4. i love how you incorporate your personal story to the art. it's beautiful and very expressive.

  5. lovely.
    when I first cut my brastrap length hair to chin length it took forever for me to convince the girl to cut it!!! I was driving in rush hour traffic a car with no AC in 100 degree TX heat. I wanted that hair GONE!! ever since then I've cut it short for the summer then let it grow the rest of the year. except right now I'm keeping it short and thinned out.....which reminds me, it's time for another trim!

  6. Very timely . . . In our present state of frugality, I cut Keith's hair, and he does the back of mine. I cut the front yesterday, got him to do the back, and then he butchered it and cut even MORE off the front to "even" it. Hmmm. It's above my chin for the first time in years and I look like my evil aunt - the one I don't like!

    Great artwork though!

  7. hey, Mam-
    I shut down the old. I've opened a new.
    I'm not attaching my name to it, but I am your friend with a pile of atc supplies laying idle...xoxo

  8. Great card to go with your personal story Nancy.

  9. This painting is stalking me. My daughter just saw the original in Paris. My sister took pictures and sent it to me. I was it in a book. And now it is here.