Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Circus Hat

Illustrated Design by TopsyTurvyDesign
Ring Leader Top Hat by TopsyTurvyDesign

I am in love with her hats! I used to collect hats and at one time applied for a job at a Millinery in Sebastopol, CA. but they wanted someone with experience~ I only had some sewing skills which wasn't enough for them, but it has always been a fascination of mine. I never gave up on my love of hats. The history, styling, fabrics, netting, buttons and laces. When I had to start moving around I gave up my hat collection as much as I loved it. I only kept one of my grandma's hats and a hat my mom made for my older girls. When I saw this video and that she made circus hats I had to share~ A girl after my own heart. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
Have you ever had a fascination with something, or started a collection? What led you to where you are creatively?


Today I chose the Superhero. I could use one right about now. Other terms for superhero include Mystery Men and Costumed Crime Fighters. Did you know that Superheroes are authentically from the United States created in the Great Depression Era~ And that "Super-Hero" is a trademark crowned by DC Comics and Marvel Comics.
I went to high school with kids that created characters and air crafts like in this Rock music video~ Makes me wonder if they made a career out of animating and selling their images. I will have to ask my brother who is still in touch with a few old high school chums~ I am still fascinated with animation and comic characters and the art involved with creating these other worlds and Superheros~
I think one day I will have to elaborate on my Superhero creations and just put them in all one journal instead of sporadically creating them. I can't believe when I was researching I found sites where you could create Superheroes with a HeroMachine~ I can see my daughter loving this for inspiration. She loves drawing Pokemon and cartoon figures.
Well, I better get back to reality & finish my other paintings.

What are you doing today to make your life extraordinary? Could you use a Superhero today? Peter Parker *Spiderman Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.