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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Friday
Jun202008

Hair Art! Play With Your Hair!!!

So if you have long hair like I do...or any hair for that matter, consider playing with all that hair that falls out during a shower and make art!!! Take shower art to a whole new level!!!

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So here is an image of my hair alone on the shower wall after I pushed the wet hair around to create a semblance of a figure. Using a photo editing program (in my case photoshop) I cut out the (visually noisy) tiled wall background around my hair. Then I simply played with the photo editing program as though the lines of my hair were stained glass or coloring book lines. Check out the results:

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This may not your typical ''pretty' art but I love the creative exercise it offered me. You can play too - Try it!!! And if you do - let me see it I would LOVE to check it out!!!

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Before you run off to play with your hair, don't forget about the art giveaway comment!!! The deadline is the fourth of July!!! Scroll down to the past post to see the prize and comment!!


Reader Comments (12)

you crazy girl you!!! making art from your shedded hair! I LoVE it!
Just think what I could create with the pile of hair I sweep off my salon floor each day!! haha Would u like me to mail it to you?? (I feel like I need to write 'only kidding' here, since you MAY actually desire some other hair to mess with, and sorry.. I am NOT mailing it to you!! haha
Great idea Amaretto! I will try it, although mine is not long and Very squiggly!
hope all is well xo

June 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlucy

this is gross and cool and grossly uncool for us hair challenged folks...oh well, maybe I will have to get one of your drawings to remind me of the good ole days...

June 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstain boy

omg.. this is too funny,, back in january, michelle from poefusion put up a picture of a her hair stuck to the shower wall as the prompt for monday mural... i had to share her picture,, and my response with you... heres the link: our lady

June 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpaisley

Thanks for coming by my blog! your hair art is super neat! I will look for such hair art in my next shower! heck, might be a good exercise to try after I give my dog a bath! hehe

June 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Such a creative mind! Have a great vacation. I haven't commented on your giveaway post yet, but I am working on it.

June 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeatriz

wonderfully fun idea, I have hair here and there!
I love your piece, it has a deep and lovely mysterious feeling.

June 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertammie

this is really interesting.
i should try. it's kind of disgusting how much i "shed"

June 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterisabella

Mari this is really good

August 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisette hernandez

sorry that was my sister shes only 3 years old thats pretty amazing even though I don't even know what it is lol bye!!!

September 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkimber

i always thought that the swoopy lines my hair on the shower wall made were, pretty in a way. and thought of doing just what you did, taking pic and using the lines to create art. i never did because i thought people would think its gross, and it kind of is, but its good to know that im not alone in my silly ideas.

March 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterahjani

Hello, it really interesting, thanks

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterpainiFellbabY

Hey, nice art! I have a whole site dedicated to stuff like this. Feel free to submit this or any others on there and I'll link back to your blog. I just started it but I have some cute stuff on there already :)

http://showerhairart.tumblr.com/

August 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShower Hair Art

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