My Weight Loss Journey

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Final Project At School

Hi everyone, I have 3 weeks left of school this semester and then I am moving back home to Spooner for good. Brent is in Spooner already working at his new job. I am staying here in Rapids during the week. But believe me, when Friday hits....I drive home as fast as I can to spend time in my new house and also with my wonderful husband. I miss him very much and I can't wait til we are home together for good. It will be sooooooooo nice to be with family and friends again, I have missed them all so much.

Anyway, we all have a long-haired mannequin which was designated for this project since the beginning of the school year. This project is called Capstone and it is a large part of my grade this semester. We had to dream up a design/theme and go through all the steps to make it happen. I chose vintage Hollywood glamor.

Here is my gal during her color, I chose a rich brown color.

Here she is, I am processing one of the colors for the flowers here.

Here you can see the color purple....the flower colors I chose were purple, red and orange.

To make the large brim of her hat, I poked wire along her hairline and braided the hair around the wire. I ended up with 17 sections of wire all the way around her head.

After I had the wire in place, I had to figure out how to weave them altogether to make the hat brim look dramatic and believable.

Here she in progress:)

Early stage of figuring out how to make the brim.

I had to work in all the loose ends to make the brim look continuous and smoother....kinda of a challenge!!!!!

I also had to figure out how to make the flowers out of the 3 sections of hair I colored.....I took these apart so many times!!!!!!!! But in the end, I was very happy with them.

We had to take her make up off and apply our own application. Here she is without her make up....she does not look very good!!!!!

Here is my finished result, make up and all. I found this awesome scarf at the thrift store which I think totally brought the vintage look to her I was looking for. I also embellished her with vintage jewelery that I have picked up through the years at garage sales, thrifts store and antique stores. I LOVE the SPARKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

I shaped and formed the hat to tilt on one it!!!!

I bought a very sparkly bracelet and took it apart and applied the crystals at the intersection of the weaves of the brim......LOVE IT!!!!!!

Here she is again......the one is the back ground is Angel' you can see, everyone has their own style which I LOVE!!!!

And here are a few of the others girls creations along with mine.....well, that's about it for now. May 1st, we have to go in front of our family, friends and faculty and present our project and speak on how we make her and so on......should be interesting!!!!!!!

That's it for now, I better head to bed......6 am comes why to fast.....Blessings, Rhonda

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

We Are Moving Back To Spooner!!!!!

There is so much going on in my life right now I don't know where to begin, so I will hit the highest point right now and when I have more time, update you all on the rest.

Our beautiful kitchen....I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

The most exciting and most fulfilling news I have is that BRENT AND I ARE MOVING HOME THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brent got a job in Spooner, our home town, and we get to live in our new house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could not be happier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The only bad part is that I will have to transfer schools this Fall so I can finish but I can live with that if it means being HOME with my family and friends this summer. Soooooooooooooo, I will update you all on the good, bad and the ugly of my life these past weeks later...until then I better get ready for school.

Blessings to you all, I have missed blogging and hope I can do more of it soon.

Happy Spring.....Rhonda