Sunday, 24 April 2011

And the winner is...............

...........not me. Uh oh. I have received my hat back from the Musee du Chapeau competition saying not a winner although I received a letter with my hat there isn't any clear indication as to why. So I'm none the wiser. I just have to console myself with the fact that this was an international competition and it's only my first go.
In the future I will send a photograph and an explanation of my influences and relevance to the chosen theme. As it wasn't asked of me I didn't include it this time, so this could be part of my problem.
I'm not 100% happy with a few of the elements of my hat. Firstly the scarf isn't as beautiful and luxurious as I had hoped. It's a bit stiff and doesn't sit as I had hoped. In future I would cut it in the bias. Secondly the lining wasn't quiet right, it is too small so it doesnt sit right to the top of the hat.
Chin up and carry on :)
Doll x

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Dolly Millinery

So I'm going to big up my other blog on Dolly Millinery this is me and my things that are for sale. It's smilliar to this but different, why don't you try it. Go on for Doll x

Why we like to look?

So it's a Tuesday in April. Lovely sunshine outside as it has been for the past week or so......for part of that week I was in the beautiful city of Venice (it was warmer there than it is here). And do you know I forgot to take my sketch book with me, although often when I'm sketching in public I feel like I'm putting on a show. People like to take an interest in my doodles.....I'm no fine artist.

Why is it that people like to look? I don't know but I did in Venice, a girl with a very hip look was there with her sketch book and what did I do but take a big nosey old look. I guess being observant is part of life. My Nan used to like sitting upstairs on a double decker bus so she could see into peoples bedrooms. I'm exactly the same. I'm a nosey parker. Maybe thats why I'm creative I like looking at things, discovering something new?! Knowing something you don't know............................