Saturday, September 15, 2007

Millinery: Materials + Inspiration + Energy = Creativitiy

You might recall this picture that I posted awhile back.
I was, and still am, quite smitten by the delicate veil.
I also like the ombre velvet leaves on the top of the parasisol circular hat.

Guess what?

I found a vintage remnant of that veil on Ebay.

It is gorgeous, delicate, and perfect.

The peachy skin color is known as "complexion" when found in veiling. No wonder; it does match a Caucasian skin tone perfectly, leaving only shadows of the veiling when worn.

But wait! (as they always say in TV ads...) There's more!

This lovely piece is also calling out for the creation of a stupendous hat. It is a fairly large piece, so I'll be able to do a full face treatment if I wish.

I also got three tiny pieces (six inch by 12 inch) of another pattern in complexion.

A dozen hoods await blocking...

All I need now is energy.
I had tons of it two days ago.
(Shrugs shoulders.)
It's going to be in the mid 90's today, or at least will feel like 95, according to the weather guy.
I wonder if he knows about how temperatures feel like to a woman who has her own hormonally based weather system to contend with.
Sometimes it feels like hotter than h----, if ya know what I mean, even though the thermostat is set at 72.
I really don't get it. How can I be fizzing with energy for creativity one day, go to bed and wake up totally blank?
Oh well.
Once fall truly arrives, I know my creative energy will return.
It always does.
And the materials and inspirations are all in place, ready and waiting for that gloriously cool day.


Lovella ♥ said...

Oh that veiling is just beautiful. I start to feel feminine just looking at it.

The colors of the hoods also made me take a closer look.

I certainly understand about oodles of energy one day only to wake up the next day completely void of any scrap of vitality.

I think you are right, proper fall weather will help.

I look forward to seeing your productive days . ..results.

Anonymous said...

Wow! All I can think of to say is, "oooooh" and "ahhhh." That lace is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing your finished products.

It's funny - I've just returned from a mini-vacation (DH was on a business trip; I was along for the ride). I did a lot of browsing in cute little shops, and found myself looking at (and trying on) hats! Other than the baseball cap I pull on when I'm out for my early morning walks, I've never really worn a hat. I think you've inspired me to better things!

Kate said...

Oh! You are going to be a busy lady once that first breath of Fall hits Houston! Isn't it fun to have pretty stuff to work with?

In the meantime, I recommend a nice Spanish hand fan. I carry one all the time now and it really helps! Besides, they are another pretty accessory.

Good for you for inspiring Vicki on the millinery front. The more the merrier, I say! K Q:-)

Becky said...

You have the ingredients for truly a creative moment. We all know it does return. Love the veiling!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Well, it looks like you have a lot of creative days ahead! Beautiful materials for more unique hats. Love the always looks so dramatic in those old black and white movies, that's what it reminds me of. I look forward to seeing what you will come up with.

I just noticed that little smiley face at Kate's message! how cute is that - a smiley with a hat!

On another topic, I have read A House Like at Lotus and also The Year of the Great Grandmother...the latter was especially good I thought. So, what would you ask ME about the former, if you could talk to her??

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Oops! that should be what would you ask Ml'E...

I was also going to say (re your comment on my Hearts blog) that if I had ever had a diamond engagement ring, I probably would have also asked for an oval diamond. I much prefer curvy lines to straight ones...

Marie Christopher said...

Do I see another class in that stack of hoods? Let me know!