Monday, February 20, 2012

Things Are Getting Hairy

Each year my family and friends have been supporting my efforts to raise money for the St.Baldrick's Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research by shaving my head. The first year I was involved I had a lot of hair! So before I shaved my head I had it cut so I could donate it to Locks of Love.

The salon I went to provides free haircuts to anyone that donates their hair to Locks of Love. After the gal cut off my ponytail she kept fussing over my hair and I told her it doesn't matter because its getting shaved off tomorrow!

But she wouldn't hear of it! She insisted that I have a good haircut for one last day! It must be a woman/hair thing.

Which brings to mind one St.Patty's day when my wife Diane tried her hand at creating a mohawk before the final shaving.

Now I have photos of the whole haircutting episode but she forbids me from posting them because in the pictures her hair is messy and she is in her pajamas!

This year if I can raise $250.00 dollars by March 17th I'll be getting a curly perm! I'm imagining it will look something like Will Ferrel if he stuck his finger in a wall outlet.

And if I can raise $1500. by July 10th I'll dye my hair the color chosen by the person that makes the largest donation before shaving it off. So please consider supporting my fundraising efforts by donating:

Each year I also auction some of my artwork with a percentage going to benefit St.Baldrick's. Right now I have one of my dinosaur sculptures up for auction: Stegosaurus Dinosaur Sculpture eBay

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Long Beach Polar Bears and WIP Photos

I've been working on sculpting the native Kong will be chomping. I have the legs and grass skirt just about done. The torso will have a hole to allow the body to be positioned over one of the canine fangs.

Once I have the size and position of the native locked down I can attach Kong's jaw halves together and begin sculpting Kong.

Since it was such a beautiful day I took a break from sculpting to take a walk on the beach with my wife Diane.

Today was the annual Long Beach Polar Bear swim. I wanted to see my friend's son Marc take his first February dip but couldn't find him in the mob.

Between the jostling and people walking right smack in front of you it was hard to catch much of the action. We got out of there pretty quick.

When I heard from my friends later they said two women were so drunk that they needed assistance to get out of the water.

When the lifeguards got them to shore one of the women started hitting them. And eventually she had a wardrobe malfunction and lost her bikini.

It is getting wilder and wilder down there each year!

On the way home Diane stopped to take a picture of "Peg" a seagull we know with a bum leg. Peg usually follows us around hoping for a handout.