Thursday, September 28, 2006

This is what I did with the paisley fabric

I tried out all kinds of backgrounds for this crazy hat lady. Nothing worked until I tried the paisley. Yes, it's a little, um, busy. But I just went crazy with the prints and I do love the richness of all that pattern. I think pattern is where my head is these days.

Where did she come from? I thought I was embarked on a series of architectural images, but after I finished the domes I just kept seeing this crazy hat in my mind. (it actually looks a little like a paisley shape in itself, doesn't it? Do you call just one a "paisl"?) Now I am envisioning different kinds of hats. Maybe "hats" is my new thing. Ironic, because I look stupid in hats. My head is way too big. Maybe this is my way of dealing with hats.

Who says my art doesn't express deep emotions?


  1. i haven't visited your blog in a few days and wow! look what i open to...she is spectacular...the hat reminded me of an African gelee'. and her lipstick colour is smashing :)

  2. Anonymous10:32 PM

    WOW WOW WOW YES WOW! Bold and confident use of patterns, and it WORKS! That was brilliant, using that Liberty paisley and mixing it with those other very strong pieces. Great stuff!!

  3. Wow this is so nice! I don't think it is too busy at all - just very striking and rich. I must take up painting on quilts.

  4. As usual, I just love the way you work those familiar commercial fabrics in to a stunning piece. Is this our altar ego - the woman who can wear hats? Hehe!

  5. How stange, I don;t like prints normally but this is great. I think they almost tone each other down by being so busy. Fantastic. I am really impressed.

  6. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Well, I am laughing. When I first looked at it I thought "She's wearing a paisle for a hat." Then I read your comments--identical thoughts!
    Your architecture is great but your people are WOW! So, keep the hats if you like--we will all love them.
    BTW-I have a fedora that I would wear if it didn't look so rediculous on MY great big head. Do you have anyone in your imagination who could pull that look off?

  7. I love your "crazy hat lady"; nice work!