Happy weekend all,
My next project is going to be a Geisha Dawn reroot/paint/dress. She’ll be a Maiko actually which is a Geiko in training. Maikos wear longer furisode type sleeves on their kimono and also are the young women who wear those famously high sandals, okobo, to keep their very expensive kimono from dragging on the ground. I find Geisha fascinating and mysterious. The talents they master, the tea ceremony, the stage performances, the shamisen. The sheer enormity of all the different kimono, pieces of art in their own right, which have very specific colours and motifs for each of the twelve different times of year. It’s all rather complicated, at least to a neophyte such as myself.
I also love the incredible self-control of these ladies, and the occasional peek into their personalities with they laugh or smile. I also know that the impression that they are mere escorts couldn’t be further from the truth.
That is why I will pay homage in my own way, and hopefully learn just a little of their rapidly disappearing world
I have chosen the girl to become a Maiko. She’s a pale faced Jessica with a bad do. I guess many of us were budding hair dressers in our youth!
I didn’t get too far today, just managed to remove her lonely little hair tufts! Here’s the baldy!
Sadly, that’s all I’ll have time for today, but her hair will be dark and I’ve already done some research into appropriate hair styles and ornamentation.
Until next time,