Greetings once again!
I know that it has been quite a while since I have blogged and I apologize for that but I have been very busy with the business and have not had the chance to get back in touch. But hey, I am here now and that is what counts, right?
A lot of projects in the works as usual. One of the projects I am working on is the new show theme for 2017 that is called “Magical Flight of Fancy”. My wife and I have been scripting shows for the next five years and that has been a challenge because I want to be fresh without too many new items because I have certain routines that are “signature”. At the same time, I don’t want to be too redundant and slip into mediocrity by being complacent in the familiar. I have been replacing a lot of used up equipment and have been packing the tools with ever-so-careful-effort. This equipment has to last another 10 years, I figure.
I think that it is right to say that I am currently expanding what I am doing. I am expanding my beard length because during the Christmas season I am booked to play a favorite Christmas Character at the Christmas Village at Inner Harbor in Baltimore MD. That said, I will not be blogging very much at all during that time. But I will let you know when the time approaches.
I remember when I was in my late 20s and early 30s having a bushy beard and it was almost down to my chest. My wife kept pulling on it so that I would cut it. She talked me into it and I kept the beard tightly trimmed for a good many years.
Now, I am caring a different way. I am not only letting it grow, but conditioning, shaping, and prepping for the dreaded day of…bleaching…ugh! Fortunately, I am mostly grey and silver and so the bleaching may not be as harsh, but we shall see. The bleaching process is not a once only experience. The first bleaching turns the beard a yellowish tinge due to the natural carotene in the hair. The second bleaching makes the hair blonde but not what I am looking for. I am looking for that platinum look which should happen after the third session. Following that, I have to continue with the shaping and conditioning along with a toner treatment to stop the oxidation from the bleaching. I tell you, you have to have a degree in chemistry to do this!
My family is adjusting to my wife going through her medical treatments. I have not really said anything about this because it is difficult and I do appreciate your prayers during this time and I will post if any changes take place. I assume all will go well.