We’re talking Really Big Hair


Another drawing for my new series, Wish You Were Hair. I don’t know why, but I’ve always had a fascination with monuments of the world — written about them in my term papers, constructed clay monuments in ceramics, traveled to see them in person.

Now these world monuments are starting to appear in my quilts. They have mysteriously collided with my interest in hair stylists and the results have crash-landed in my studio. I’ve been doodling ideas throughout the summer and am trying to preserve the spontaneity of the original sketches as I convert them to fabric.


14 thoughts on “We’re talking Really Big Hair”

  1. haha, Judy, I don’t know. I didn’t specifically draw him, but the subconscious mind is mysterious. Seeing him on your blog has made a big impression on me. Do you think you could give him a “do” like that?

  2. You couldn’t miss Big Ben!! What about the colors of warm pinky sunset glowing against ancient grey rock? 🙂 It’s fun because it really does have a lean to it (making it naturally more festive for Pamdora)

    AND it’s clock faces light up at night. OOooo, a night scene with glowing face Big Ben and that big wheely thing they built for 2000 (what is that called) in the scene might really be fun!

    Big Ben is Gothic Revival with detailed ironwork at the top. He’s got ‘is own hat on!

    Can’t wait to see what you do with him! Enjoy!

    Alysse 🙂

  3. Hi Alysse,

    How did you know that Big Ben was on my list to render? Now I’m trying to start the drawing, but what colors do you think Big Ben should be? In a cartoon that is….

    Thanks for the comments!

  4. What fun! I have to admit to a life long LOVE of Big Ben! I finally was able to travel to and live in LONDON for three months in college. I LOVED seeing Big Ben almost every day, in different lighting, at night….. and I still miss it. What is it about big monuments??

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  5. Can’t wait to see the series…great theme combination. And fun…of course, we Texans are the land of the big Hahr! They go so well with the Bubba belts.

  6. I loved the Australian guy’s hair, and wondered where you were going with it. His was a little more subtle, but as soon as I realized what it was it was….wow, that is cool! When I first looked at this one, all I saw was *her* hair, it took a second look to see the detail of the poodle’s ‘do, too. Awesome. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with!!

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