My hair has not been brushed since september... and there are still a few chunks of hair resistant to dreading, nothing particularly identifiable as a dread on the top layer, however things underneath are locked and beautiful! It's exciting seeing them grow naturally. I love the feeling, I feel like dreadlocks help me express the uniqueness of my personality, and in a strange way give me hope and connection. To me they are my constant reminder that I am an earth child first and foremost. (even astrologically speaking! cap-virgo-cap!).. and to reflect that in my daily endeavors.
Right now I'm in my last semester of architecture school, working on a thesis project which inspires me everyday. I'm designing an urban rooftop market garden/ hostel/ community space... totally geeking out! It's location is in Fiztroy, a bohemian like cultural inner city suburb of Melbourne, Australia. organic art! graffiti! raw materials! and my beloved fruit, veggie, and herb plots! The next step is to work the form so that ample sunlight can penetrate the interior space, and the shaping of the rooftop terracing to maximize growing area and aesthetics. Yip! I'm excited about it... can you tell? haha
Anywho, so come may, hopefully these locks will have at least established some sort of identity so that during graduation i won't have what could be referred to simply as bedhead. ... but, eh, who really cares? it wouldn't be so bad I suppose. I'm used to stepping on the offbeats, and getting better at deflecting harsh judgments anyway.
so that wraps it up for my first dreadlockssite blog! Glad there is a whole website of people here that feel as great about dreadlocks as I do! love and light! *Drea