Shooting a self-portrait without a mirror creates a new set of difficulties, only partially overcome in this example. I wanted to document the braids and I wanted to do it myself. And here it is.
Everyone wants to know how long it took. Jamie was really fast, less than an hour and a half for 17 braids. She started on camera left, went up to the forehead, then did the other side the same way, finishing with the middle, slightly assymmetrical. Yes, it hurt during the braiding, hurt some to sleep, and is hurting less today. I am really looking forward to having my hair out of my face for Nahanni, regardless.
We leave on Saturday, not tomorrow, which gives me another day to finish details at work, and clean my optics. What a panic when we discovered R and I had the date mentally wrong on our departure, and what a gift an extra 24 hours has become.
And the pendant was a gift too, ain’t he sweet?
Tomorrow we go celebrate the news on his grant score – 150 – good enough to pay the house note for 5 more years. Congratulations, Dr. Bobbola! And wait till you see his ‘do for the river!