I wasn't kidding when I mentioned during my Royal Wedding Post that you'd be getting a hat study from me. Our Easter weekend was spent with our dear friends Chris and Frankie who drove all the way to Germany from their little island kingdom. As always, they loaded me up on magazines in the English language including a DVD of "Happy and Glorious" Royal Weddings on Film from the Daily Mail. (While Chris made fun of me sniveling at the weddings, we also conducted a study of royal waves from the balcony. *Note to self, this would be a super fun project to reenact for You-Tube).
For those of you who are new, I've written before about how I sometimes miss England. And the big lesson I learned from living among the English is how to "take the piss." Being from Minnesota where everybody is nice first, this took a little getting used to. Taking the piss means to make fun of something. Sometimes ruthlessly. And although I've backed out of sessions that got too mean for my style, I have enjoyed more laughs among the English than I can count.
While sitting on our balcony Chris took a moment to take the piss out of this blog. *Cue charming English accent and keep in mind he said this with a dead-straight face:
"Tari, Frankie was showing me your site and all the work you've been doing. I particularly enjoyed the piece on your swamp findings." HILARIOUS when you realize he was talking about my Sign from God post.
See? It's kind of fun once you get used to it. And like any young scholar who learns from their masters, this post is all in good fun, English style. Because deep down, I'm totally impressed by the little princess who had the confidence to sit behind her auntie the Queen and wear that goofy bow on her head. Seriously awesome. I totally admire anybody who is just being true to themselves. Keep rockin' sister!
And for those not in the know, a fascinator is a headpiece that serves no purpose. Whereas a hat has an actual function such as keeping the sun out of your face, a fascinator is worn for merely decorative purposes. So it's basically art for your head. This totally flashed me back to The Hairbrush that Changes Your Life! Anybody remember that?
Anyway, here's a peek at the sketches in my current Moleskin as well as the technical terms used for the various styles. Is TJ taking the piss? Affirmative.