Tuesday, 26 October 2010

THREE MUSES 74 - HATS


Bev has chosen HATS for her theme at the Muses this week and that got me thinking.  Should it be a steampunk hat with goggles and a wing mirror, or may be a zetti hat, tall and stripey, a dunce's hat, a cowboy hat,  a top hat, a bowler hat .......... mmmmmmmm ...... or may be something else!

Then I found this gorgeous creature and knew I should make a hat fit for a queen.

Thanks Bev, for a lovely challenge.

Credit to JoesSistah for the bakcgrounds (two blended together), Dover copyright free for the lovely lady, and Efies.blogspot for everything else.

Thank you so much for looking.

37 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

What a fabulous chapeau!!! Indeed, it IS fit for a queen!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Ozstuff said...

Ann, everything about your picture is scrumptious - the beautiful image and the spectacular chapeau!! Great artwork.

Grannie Annie said...

Ann ~ This is just too beautiful...it is amazing...I love it a bunch...a standing ovation and two double back flips for you and your fantastic art.

Christine said...

Bravo! Absolutely gorgeous.

Netty said...

How wonderful to see what goes on in your mind... its fab. Annette x

Sandy said...

Oh wow Ann what a unbelievable hat.
Wonderful design. So gorgeous. Love it.

Astrid Maclean said...

Ann I LOVE your wonderful hat, so original, truly a hat for a queen and she certainly is beautiful, no wonder she inspired you!

peppapig said...

WOW Ann!! This is beautiful and what a stunning hat,i love it,Bravo!!

jayne :-)

Judy said...

Wow, what a hat, Ann, fabulous piece!

WrightStuff said...

Wowzie, look at that. Another great creation that knocks mine into... well... a cocked hat!!

indybev said...

Exceptional, Ann! I love the contrast of the subdued blue and the colors of the wonderfully creative hat. Everything is perfection.....and then I saw the snake about her neck. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww! I'll be having nightmares tonight!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Fabulous creation, Anne. That hat is very intriguing...beautiful and frightening at the same time. Certainly hope the snakes are friendly. Awesome artwork, as always!! Hugs, Gayle.

"MOI" Freubel said...

Do you know what I first saw? The poppies !! My favorite flowers !
Ann, you have to realise, you're getting BETTER and BETTER !! Realy !!
Your style is so YOU and recognizable. With each challenge you amaze me ! Please accept this compliment. Don''t be humble !
You are so good in styling elements together !
Great job and a Masterpiece.

LynnF said...

Wow, Ann, this is such a spectacular piece of art! Love that hat!

terri d. said...

What a beautiful thing to have upon one's head! I love your sense of humor Ann! It's always fun to visit your blog.

peggy gatto said...

Reminds me of those reneissance (sp) paintings, just magical!!!

Incipient Wings said...

You are so clever, I love this.

Kelly said...

beautiful creation! great hat!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Mark said...

Wonderful creation with a marvellous hat!

Femmy said...

such an elegant lady with hr magnificant hat!! love it!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful hat.

Jackie said...

Ann, she looks beautiful - what a wonderful hat; I'm a bit worried about those cobras though!!

linda said...

Whimsical and surreal; what a wonderful creation!

Junibears said...

Super hat, I wouldn't want the snakes though!
Wonderful work.xx

johanna said...

chapeau!! you created such a beautiful hat, she´s wearing it proudly!

Lizbethem said...

This is so elegant and beautiful!

selma said...

This is sooo special hat, I like very much.

Yvonne said...

This is definately an "everything" hat, which is totally special, Ann!

Faye said...

That is one fancy hat, Ann. Its colors are so beautiful. Not my style, but I do know someone who'd look good in it.

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Beautiful work!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Ann,
I LOVE her hat--what a fantastically, creative and beautiful piece you have made...wow!!!!
XO
Cindy

Diane said...

Hi Ann,
GREAT creation!! The lady is one of my favorite images, I've used her in at least 3 collages (but you've made her sooo modest, tee-hee!)I love the subtle blue coloring, and her hat is outstanding, a steampunk garden! Thanks for sharing!

Healing Woman said...

You did a fantastic job with the challenge. I think I would wear that hat! It's great.

José said...

Love your hat? Where can I buy one like yours?
Great piece!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wonderful. I just love the burst of colour on her head :-)

Effie said...

Stunning!