Saturday, November 27, 2010

More Curves......

It seems I can not help myself! For me, that is a good thing. It is what makes me my most creative.

This is a work in progress. She has been named "Chanteuse". She is delicious and I have seen her on several different shaped heads and everyone of them can pull it off.

These are freeform sculptures. Not sure if she is done yet, but she does feel 'done' (except for final shaping/cutting/combs, etc.). Maybe it is the color or the curves, but I really can't imagine anything else on her. Your suggestions? veil? feather pin?

Monday, November 22, 2010


I always go back to this shape. You can see it in many of my pieces. Not only does it fit the head but it is attractive on everyone. This is the same for clothing. Cloth that drapes and curves around a body is much more attractive to me than hard lines.

Though I do find some of the austere and moderne lines attractive in furnishings, my emotions always go to the curve. Soft edges, natural movement.

This piece is called "Celeste" and is one of the Art For Your Head hats. She is delicious on everyone who has tried it on. More pictures can be seen here:
She is available for purchase.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Joy of Meeting Your Customers!

"Vivienne" on a very happy owner!

It has been a whirlwind for the last two weeks. The opening of the Fine Craft Studios at Studios on the Park has been nothing short of exhilarating!

I have currently been devoting my energy to re-creating some knitted hats that have been my bread and butter for many years. I had gotten tired of making them so I stopped. When I picked up the needles again, my fingers remembered what my brain had forgotten. The joy of seeing a knitted piece, no matter how simple, come to fruition, was something I had lost in the last couple of years.

For me, one of the best parts of selling out of a brick and mortar shop is that I get to see my customers face (yes... their real live face!) as they try on their hats, primp in front of a mirror and decide whether the hat is for them. There is nothing quite like a woman with hat attitude. When she knows she looks good. When it makes her happy to have a hat sitting on her head. When she knows eyes are turned to see what she is wearing. and for me..., this is something I rarely get to see because I was primarily selling online. There is also the little added joy of not having to package a beautiful hat up for shipping.

Here are some pics of recent purchases by women that were happy. Did their purchase make them happy? You bet it did!
Black & White Pigtail hat!

Inca "Fields" finds a beautiful head!

My brooch has found a new home!

Another PigTail Hat!

Art For Your Head "Lys Noir" - Look at that smile!