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Thursday, January 09, 2014

" Wear it Proud" Paint Party Friday

 Ever since I can remember I have loved hats. Every summer I picked out the brightest most unique fluorescent colored  hat for my little girl to wear on the beach so I could spot her instantly out of a crowd! 
 Cupcake loves hats as much as I do. She'd even spent her own money on them when she was young!! Now I vicariously live through her since I rarely wear them anymore! Only because my attire doesn't really suit them!! One day I may just spot the perfect hat that calls my name, I'll wear it proudly!

This collage was made several years ago capturing Cupcakes teen years!..
If it wasn't hats, it was hair pretties, or colored hair....but there was  always something decorating my daughters head!! Here's a where's Waldo type collage where you can see me peeking out behind Cupcake wearing a hat as well!
 Beardo is not much of a hat guy however Cupcake and Beardo 
bought matching toques which is a Canadian term for hats this winter 
and have been wearing them frequently and I love it! 
Makes me so happy when people wear hats!

Recently I read a few  blogs where artists were afraid of drawing 
attention to themselves by wearing a hat!  That made me so sad!
I can understand disliking hats, everyone has their own taste, but
not wearing them strictly because you feel self-conscious 
is such a shame.

Years ago  my mother, in my presence told my two year old I was a kook wearing my hat! My relationship with mom was never the same after that! Years of criticism compiled into that one moment where she would now sculpt how my daughter saw me! I refused to let that happen. She'd not label me to my child, she'd not diminish my love of hats, she'd not squash my spirit!! I didn't let her!   I learned not to have  judgement in my eyes, in my voice or in my heart when it comes to my child .....for they will read it and it WILL hurt!! Instead...... wear your hat proud and let them wear theirs too despite what others may think....because people like me will love it...you will bring us joy, you will seem interesting, fun, and I will always wonder if you're an artist too!!

Do you wear your hat proud? Do you just plain despise them for other reasons, or are you simply afraid to wear them!!

This is my contribution to Paint Party Friday and Mix it Monthly
where there are many other wonderful artists participating!! 

55 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love youe heady (hatty) theme, and I rarely go out without a hat or cap, I just feel bad without one! Hugs, Valerie

ann @ studiohyde said...

You are so right, wear a hat because you want to not what others think!
Love your paintings.

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

When I was a teenager i wore hats alot. I loved old hats that i found in the thrift store and berets the most, now that I am older I only wear hats to keep off the sun but I love to see unusual hats on the street :)

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful post and art piece. I do wear a hat sometimes :) whatever we wear we could wear it with love. Big hug to you, Giggles and thank you for sharing.

http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk/

Karla B said...

Love hats specially when I go to the beach. Love your magical friends too!

Netty said...

Love your hat post and the fab photos. I usually wear a hat to keep my head warm when its cold outside and of course the hat out of the christmas cracker has to be worn at that special time. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/mix-it-monthly.html

Susan said...

I love your blog! Not only do I get to enjoy delightful art but I always have something to think about. Thanks!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What fab art !what nice photos!

I have to wear a hat when walking the dogs ... I look not very fashioned with hats / maybe since my glasses go not well with them...just a few caps are fine for me and look good..
in winter i need them because of wind and coldness in summer I need them because of the sun...
terrible..but I simply say to myself wear it with proud and you are beautiful!
and when not? who matters???
My dogs love me with and without!

Ginny said...

You are so right. It can be a hat, your hair style, the colors you choose - wear what you like and what feels good. Be proud of who you are and what you like.

I am not a hat person but I love them on other people. But I love my capes. They are warm but light. They feel so much better to me than a coat. Not everyone agrees with me but that is ok. I love them and wear them all of the time.

I truly enjoyed your art and your pictures of Cupcake. It is always such fun to visit your each week.

SLScheibe said...

I love hats (and your hat art too!) but they look funny on me for some reason. Maybe I have a funny shaped head. My favorite hat to wear is a sock monkey with a big BLOOM pendant on it. I wear it with my green flowered boots and look ridiculous but I don't mind. Works for me. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing :)

Carolyn Dube said...

What fabulous photo collages you've shared! You are so right with your painted and playful art today - wear that hat proud! Happy PPF!

Helen Campbell said...

Your hat art is fun! It is good to figuratively wear your hat/self proudly, and refuse to allow others to make you change to fit their mold. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF

Irene Rafael said...

Yes, I wear hats and always carry one in my car and also my husband's car. You never know when you need one! I enjoyed your post and discussion on this topic. Have a lovely week, Giggles.

Irene Rafael said...

Yes, I wear hats and always carry one in my car and also my husband's car. You never know when you need one! I enjoyed your post and discussion on this topic. Have a lovely week, Giggles.

Faye said...

Love your painting, Sherrie. And the hat is marvelous. I love hats, wore one Sunday for the first time in a jillion years. My son from infancy loved hats, firemen hats, pope's miters, etc. He always seemed to have something on his head. Hurrah for hats! *Besides, when the weather reached 8 degrees this week, a hat felt very good.

kat said...

Oh hello dear Sherrie, I love your fancy hat ladies! Hats are fun, in summer I love to wear a big straw hat, they protect so well from the heat! Big flouncy hats are great, in the Winter well it's not so cold here so I don't wear one often and am still to find a favorite cosy, I have an old wooly one but it's not a favorite. Hats are fun, finding that special one feels like a treasure, they are so full of character! Lulu has such a pretty pink one with a little red bow, so sweet!

Joann Wheeler said...

I like your Hatitude and your art!

Lynn Cohen said...

My hats off to you dear friend! I love your colorful drawings of this hat-proud woman! And the collages are such fun! It's obvious you never stood in the way of your daughter's expressing herself!
I too love hats, and really did feel I was making a statement when I wore/ wear my broad brimmed soft canvas hat. Mostly wear it in summer, but especially love wearing it when I draw in public! I feel it IS my artist hat!
My husband has quite the collexpction of hats! Mostly cowboy hats, felt hats, and baseball caps which he wears daily!
And thank you so much for your very thoughtful thoughts about my drawing evolution of late! I see it too and it's quite exciting! Makes me wonder what it will be like when I turn 100!
Happy drawing!!!

Lynn Cohen said...

My hats off to you dear friend! I love your colorful drawings of this hat-proud woman! And the collages are such fun! It's obvious you never stood in the way of your daughter's expressing herself!
I too love hats, and really did feel I was making a statement when I wore/ wear my broad brimmed soft canvas hat. Mostly wear it in summer, but especially love wearing it when I draw in public! I feel it IS my artist hat!
My husband has quite the collexpction of hats! Mostly cowboy hats, felt hats, and baseball caps which he wears daily!
And thank you so much for your very thoughtful thoughts about my drawing evolution of late! I see it too and it's quite exciting! Makes me wonder what it will be like when I turn 100!
Happy drawing!!!

Christine said...

cute painting and nice tribute to hats! Don't worry about your mom, they love us, they do!

Debbie said...

I really like your hat painting and musings on wearing hats. I love hats and would wear them more often if they looked better on me. Plus, I am a tall gal with a big head and I have a very hard time finding hats that fit. It's a quest of sorts for me, to find hats that look good and fit.

Tammie Dickerson said...

Love your post and your hat! I frequently wear wide brimmed hats while out painting en plein air. I have several - a couple are always in my trunk for impromptu paint-outs! As an artist, I feel even more empowered to wear hats - after all, they ARE shielding my eyes from the sun :)

MeOfCourse said...

I love hats. I have my dads straw hat, my Grandfathers hat, caps, berets and other. When I think of my dad and see the hat on the shelf, I don it. If I'm gardening, I wear my grandfather's hat. I wear my beret to be cool and frankly my dear, I don't give a d... what others think when they see me. I just lift my chin (chins) higher up. tee hee. Great post and very interesting.

Linda said...

fantastic photo collages!Love your hat painting too-esp. the colors on the last one. And I'd wear any hat -from elegant to just plain silly- proudly!

Tam Hess said...

AWESOME POST!

I do wear hats..I LOVE hats! I recently cut my hair just so I can wear hats more often. I am going shopping for a new hat tonight, especially since reading this post. My Mom is similar in her judgment and I'm so proud of you and the way you handle yourself. HUGS!!

Super cute abstract of Cupcake in a hat.

Happy Paint Party Friday!

Gillena Cox said...

luv the hats; have a nice Friday

much love...

Paper rainbow said...

LoVe hats, LOve cupcakes hats, LoVe hats in general... I agree; wear your hat proudly! :)

Tammy N said...

I love hats too. What a fun idea to include it in your colorful art!

Karen M said...

Thanks for the smile! I'm searching hard for the right hat. Cupcake is a lucky girl.

Neesie said...

What a fabulous post Corita,
I was only thinking yesterday that I really should wear a hat more often.
Now I'll make sure I do thanks to your comment ;D
Your collages are so vibrant especially the last one.
It's my first time visiting PPF and it's been great. I'm bringing over with all the inspiration.
Thanks for sharing and Happy PPF ;D

Cozycomfycouch said...

Lovely!! Happy New Year!

Karla said...

So Fun Giggles!! I love hats too and winter is the perfect time to wear them. I love the different colors you used. :)

Victoria said...

Yay hat-kindred..I wear them all the time too..and hoods..shine on..so fantastic you wear them and you continue to shine with your soul and spirit and wear them proudly! Love you art..striking and expressive..beautifully done!! and love all of the fabulous pictures..so very special!! Thanks for sharing your heart..I love visiting your realm and look forward to more this year!
Wishing you many new blessings in 2014!!
Victoria

Abigail Davidson said...

Love the theme and very good saying! Very sweet fashion piece. Happy PPF!

Ayala Art said...

Hats are awesome, except when you are sitting behind someone wearing a huge hat at church or the movies lol

I always enjoy your posts so much. Your daughter is beautiful, hey husband too, thanks for sharing this with us!
My mom in law loved wearing hats, we kept her favorite one and my younger one wears it sometimes ♥

Ariel said...

Always enjoy reading your posts. I come from a part of the world where hats are not popular so when I came to the US it took me a while for me to get used to them.But now I love to try different kinds of hats at the store.
Susan

Diana Evans said...

I love hats!!! I just wish I could wear them more...and look ok in them!!! I find I really have to look around for the perfect hat!!! my head is too big!!! lol

Carol said...

Oh How I DO love Hats!!!!! I too have a bigger head so it's sometimes hard to fins ones that fit But I do love wearing them. I think I got that from my Grandmother and Great Grandmother. They both wore hats all of the time and my Great Grandmother had some really awesome ones. I love all of your bright colors in yours too. Great collage of Cupcake :)

Beverley Baird said...

Such an awesome post! Love your drawing and your philosophy! You set a wonderful example for your children.
After teaching and living in the NWT for 3 years, I don't worry about what I look like in my hat and coat - I want to be warm. I also bought a beautiful black hat that I have yet to wear - I will find the place to wear it eventually. I love all hats tho and wear them winter and summer.

Nancy McCarroll said...

Hats are the. Best, whether on dogs or people! Yours are fun.

NatashaMay said...

Love your hat lady. :)

alarmcat said...

love this hat…so stylish!!

annkrier said...

hats are very much appreciate - especially when your hair turns glittery and you are cold :) Great pairing.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What a sweet assortment of images and hats! I love hats. Your cupcake looks like a beautiful flower in your pictures. I hope you find a hat you'd love to wear!

Studio Kaufmann said...

When I lived in the UK I wore hats quite a bit -usually berets as my head was cold. Here in Baltimore it is too hot most of the time so I just wear woolly hats in winter but nothing too stylish. Keep on wearing your hats and don't give a fig what your mom says. Happy PPF

Kristin said...

Hellllooo sweet one! Happy New Year! Thank you for your sweet note and for this fab post. I LOVE your teen collage and all of the hats - and your piece is wonderful. I especially love the colors in the last photo but they are are so cool.
I do love hats - and buy them - but rarely wear them. BUT I always love women in hats - they are so stylish ;) xoxo

Janet said...

I love hats and have worn them in the past. But now I live where it's too hot for me to wear a hat...even in winter. I must be a "hot head!!"

Pia Rom said...

Amazing painting!! How I love the illustration-like-style!! and the words nearby! What a great message to the world! YAY! These days I wear way more hats and cups that years before, and I love it every day a bit more :) I love the photos of your beautiful daughter! She is so darling!! And if my hat don´t fit to other peoples likes? Who cares? The only thing that cares is how it makes me happy by wearing it and the happiness it brings to other open spirits, hehe...♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

This is so good to see. Wonderful work.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Hats ON girl and wearing my proud. I love hats, wear hats, make my own hats, and I don't give a hoot what other's think. LOL I really like this art of yours this week.
Nicole/Beadwright

Anne Manda said...

Great hats post! Love your hat illustration, so fun and cheerful!Right now it's so cold in Finland that of course I wear a hat, or rather a warm cap! :)

Laney said...

I don't wear hats much, but I do love them. I always like to try them on in the store! Love your colorful art!

stefanie stark said...

I love it to see people wearing hats and I love your hat related artwork too. It's wonderful colorful and in my opinion hats are groovy.

Jana TangledPen said...

Cool painting(s)!!! ...I'm glad you didn't let anyone come in between your hats and yourself...
Stay strong!
Happy ppf (very belated - almost time for the next one ;))
Jana
thx for stopping by too!

JKW said...

Your mother and my mother must have been sisters. I use to wear hats ALL the time up north (necessary (too cold, too much sun) but in the south I find that it is way too windy to wear hats and I have had to curtail that particular love of mine. Loved the post. Blessings, Janet PPF

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