Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Mennonite Carmen Rose
Is it a costume? That dress is mine, one I wore many times, and it makes me feel like singing to be honest. The covering is perhaps the most "costume" aspect, I wore a lace covering when I was baptized but don't recall wearing one since that time. It was *really* difficult to get my ultra short hair up in any sort of convincing way, but I managed it with *lots* of bobby pins! I know that many of my friends will see this as a costume, and certainly there is that quality to it, but I don't feel that way about it. I look at it more as showing a side of myself that exists somewhere out of sight. So, I suppose I'm exploring my roots, in my own way.
And just for the record, I've taken off the covering and packed it away... washed my short short hair and am wearing completely "English" clothing. I generally clean up to look a little something like that photo top right on the side bar. And yes, I was a professional jewelry designer for years, there is no turning back. =)