Today I finished two busts, and was so happy to have a new batch of wool in lovely colours for the hair. Meet Elliette:
I actually used to dye my hair this colour, back when I was in my
twenties and could scoff at fears about what kind of chemicals might be
needed for such an unnatural colour. These days I'm back to my mousy brown and lie awake worrying about my mercury fillings! (I've decided to take the plunge and have them removed in the hopes it will cure my tinnitus, but that's another story. Cruel aging!)
And here she is with Edith, a big band singer of indeterminate age. Just imagine what she goes through for that head of platinum wonder!
So the political situation here in Canada is very bleak and unstable at the moment. I won't get into all the murky details of parliamentary democracy, but suffice it to say that while the US has an intelligent, charismatic (and rather handsome) president waiting in the wings, we have up here a ruthless conservative who has lost the support of Parliament (and much of the populace) in the midst of that economic crisis we all keep hearing about. And I have about a thousand papers to grade in the nest four days (well, over a hundred. No joke.) And it's cold. So I need a bit of a lift. So the other night I was out with some friends from my prose workshop to celebrate the end of the semester and we got to talking about our ideal karaoke songs. I have actually managed to live through the nineties and the noughts without EVER having done karaoke (not by accident) but I think these ladies might have convinced me. Anyway, I managed to dredge up my hypothetical karaoke song on youtube and I'd like to share it. This is a Canadian band from the eighties, so many of you might never have heard this song, but I urge you to give it a listen and check out these INSANE outfits. Hilarity.
80s Nostalgia Video, Installment the Fourth:
WARNING: crude language, lewd gestures, women who look like men trying to look like women, a keyboard player who will make you pee your pants laughing