Thursday, July 18, 2013

It is time to change my hair style and color. I get bored easily so I often change my look to suit my mood. I did this a lot when I was in beauty school always volunteering for the weekly color class. I have been every color under the sun and then some. So here are some choices that I went through last night. Some feature necklines that I like, some feature movement and personality and all of them are the contenders.

love this neckline

love how the bangs and top are swept up and away with some volume

love the neckline and the overall look of this style, very cute!

love this style too....very cute and the movement around the face is lovely!

love the asymetrical look this one has and think it will look best on me.

love the way this is swept away from the face even though it is a bit long for me

These two are adorable and show what I would eventually like to happen with my hair, the sides just aren't long enough yet.

Another one featuring swept off the face styles.....all in all it is a difficult decision to make and one that I want to make quickly cause I am getting the bug to get it done. I know that it grows back but mine takes so long to grow back. I think I am leaning toward the 5th one with the neckline on the first picture. Now I am off to find the color and see if it is what I am envisioning or if I am going to have to get new color. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Speaking of Heritage Photos.....

I have a dauggertype of my great grandmother F. Cornelia Carter that my dad had in his possessions and couldn't find. Luckily, after he passed, my brother, Duane, found it and gave it to me. I finally got it scanned so that I could see her face more clearly with my poor old tired eyes. I need to do a little more tweaking in Photoshop to get it a little lighter but for now I can finally see her face. It is exciting to know that this woman whos very existence was only known from the copy of her marriage license now has a face and luckily I have a couple of locks of her hair braided. She had a very light brown/dark blonde hair and I imagine blue eyes ( almost all of the Buchanans had blue eyes except me and Stephen). For having lived only 21 years.....she made a big impact on me and my quest to find out more about my family.

Her name is F. Cornelia Carter and my grandfather Leether Lee Buchanan is on her lap. She was pregnant and it was in childbirth that she lost her life as well as one of the twins immediately and then the other either 3 min., 3 hrs., or 3 days later.  Leether was brought up by his father Rev. James Ephrim Lee Buchanan a circuit riding Methodist Minister and his maiden aunt Permilla Catherine Buchanan.

I want to scrap this picture so that it can be preserved in an album and I can put the dauggertype away so that it can be passed on to others to have. I just have to find papers worthy of this photo...ones that are soft and do justice to the age of the picture.