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Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
01/18/10 01:21:21PM
24 posts

Regrets, and a shift in philosophy


Dreading Methods

And as I conclude this post, I come to another realization: While art can hone the beauty of nature, nature inexorably destroys art. Permanence is an illusion, but nature develops, while art decays.I think that this is close, but fundamentally wrong. While yes, everything ends, I don't think that the philosophical implications are spot on...Nature doesn't -destroy- art, it changes it. Sometimes through entropy (removing limbs) or by growth (tendrils of ivy)... Instead of attributing negative or positive attributes to the changes, just accept it as change.First, I am not a master, and the error of my hand created a disparity between expression and intention. I have not expressed the art of my soul, but the error of my hand. My hair is now a testament to my fallibility.As an artist myself, I don't see a problem with this. When a child draws a crayon portrait of his or her family, we tell the child that the picture is wonderful... because it is. It's execution may not be as life-like and real as one created by an professional illustrator, but that's rather point, isn't it? It's a learning step in teaching the child how to express itself, it's a milestone in the child's awareness of itself and it's interaction with it's surroundings, and lastly... it's art created with emotional awareness - not for the thought of profit and gain.Just like that, is your twist and rip sectioning of your hair. It's a step, a stage of development, and something that you did with intent. Accept it, learn from it, and let it grow as it wills... some of the main tenants that I hold in my 'naturalistic' view on art.From my perspective, you're missing a step in your change of outlook to one more aligned to the naturalistic viewpoint... By once again putting your hands into your hair, you're -again- fiddling with the very thing that you've stated you want to leave alone and let the Mother take charge of. Leave it be and let nature -change- what you've initiated.~Mech
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/19/09 09:58:04AM
24 posts

I think I'm ready to start my dreads


Introduce Yourself

Good luck! I wish you patience and enlightenment.
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/19/09 10:02:45AM
24 posts

Where is a good/cheap place to get dread beads?


General Questions

I've made some beads from sculpey, (another brand of polymer clay) and they were kind of brittle, I put a bunch in, and the next morning, I had little clay fragments all in my sheets, an about three beads left out of twenty or so... heh.I've made some more, and covered them with paperclay - and then forgot to seal them, so when I got in the shower, the beads got kind of slimy, and stuff. I pulled them all out, re-washed my hair, and then sealed the beads with lacquer after they had dried out. So far, they're holding up just fine.Knottysleeves said:
Another way to make your own beads (if you can afford it) is to buy some Fimo or Sculpey clay at Michaels. Just form it with your hands however you want, make a hole in the middle with a pencil or something, and bake it in the oven. They're really easy to make. You can also make a spiral that you just twist onto your dread.
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/18/09 07:16:11PM
24 posts

Where is a good/cheap place to get dread beads?


General Questions

Michaels is pretty alright, if you have a Jo'Anne's, that'd be another place to check (it's like Michaels). If you have a head shop near you, that might be a place to check if you want some glass beads. You could also try flea markets, and GoodWill-type places. younever know what you might find there.Good luck!
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/17/09 10:38:06AM
24 posts

D.I.Y.


General Talk

I'm an artist, I sculpt, paint, sketch, and tinker with just about anything I can lay my hands on.... I'm actually not so great at always putting things back together the way they were, but hey.. what's the fun in that? I am, however, in the middle of trying to make a kinetic steampunk-ish angel sculpture.Adam.. I have wanted to weld for sooooooo long. Metal has a huge allure to me.
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/16/09 09:36:25AM
24 posts

lock love from unlocked people


Dread Maintenance

To be honest, the worry about havin' cranial affection lavished on me was one of the -main- reasons I took so long to get dreaded. I'd have a fit if I couldn't get it. It's good to know I can still get scratchin's without completely unraveling.Of course, the other thing holding me back was a nervous habit of running my fingers through my hair. Not much I can do about that one, so I guess I'll just have to learn to sit still.
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/10/09 11:44:27AM
24 posts

my friends mom


Dreading Methods

I would think that the glycerine that's in soap would keep it from actually knotting very well.
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/05/09 08:01:03PM
24 posts

Thanks for spamming DreadlockForums.com


General Talk

Nerrr... I'm kinda lost, being new around these here parts, did I miss somethin'? I got an email, too.
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/04/09 10:02:24AM
24 posts

ya know...


Dread Maintenance

Totally... I've taken to occupying myself with decorations.. trying to make beads (experimenting is fun) and now I'm trying to make hats, since it's getting friggin' cold outside.It's been a whole two weeks (geez, I know, small-time) and but instead of salt-spraying them every six hours and constantly separating the roots, I've already started to act like they're just another part of me instead of this huge new thing that I have to cope/deal with/get used to...I'm not going to say that dreads are an instant pass to being more productive (never instant anything..lol) but it's already starting to carry over in the less fussing and fiddling with things constantly. The dread-lets and a lot of other things in life can take care of themselves, and be the better off for it.
Mechanical Butterfly
@Mechanical Butterfly
11/04/09 12:44:10PM
24 posts

Hey Everyone :]


Introduce Yourself

Heya! I frickin' love that shade of red in the first pic.. your babies look awesome. ;-)Welcome to the site.
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