Comanche Moon

29 10 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

How blessed am I that I could take these pics while working?

My friends Jennifer and Rita called me to come work on this TV mini-series for a few days in Albuquerque, NM. It is called Comanche Moon and it will air on December 30, Sunday night on CBS. The story takes place in the 1800s. Those of you who know anything about my work, already know how I love to do period hairstyles and wigs! I had an absolute blast working on this. The work was easy enough, although the conditions were tough. Wind storms every afternoon and the altitude had it’s way with me a bit. I got a bloody nose every day. We had to turn young, rodeo riders with crew cuts into Natives from 1800. That means wigs, glue, wigs, tape, wigs, pins and occasionally, some black hairspray to cover the highlights on the women. I learned how to make a scalp lock! It is a braid that hangs from the crown of a man’s head. Ten hair stylists, ten to fifteen make up artists and hundreds of extras in a tent on the side of a mountain. Make up and hairspray were billowing out the sides of the tent. Oh, and add to that the smoke from the sage that the shaman burned to bless the day. I met some of the coolest folks there.

We stayed in a casino for a couple of nights. Had to walk through the smoke and the clanging of machines and the ringing bells and the lights and the people. A real treat for my ADD.

I love what I get to do for a living. It will be nice to get to do it a little closer to home for a while.

I turned down yet another job today. I will know when the right one comes and when the time is right.



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