Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Hats in the works!...

For the past 7 years I have designed at least one new illustrated paper hat for my Halloween folk art originals to wear. When I release my fall collection of one of a kinds, you will see the hats appearing in a variety of sizes and worn on the heads of a select few of my characters. I am a little slow at completing my hats this year, but luckily I have just finished a batch! You can take a peek at what I have so far! Adding my signature hats is a fun way for me to share my love for illustrating with my fondness for papier mache. It's a mixed media approach to my art that completes the package and gives the work one extra step of uniqueness. ENJOY and keep an eye for the various characters who will be sporting these hats soon!

~ Johanna

Halloween-Hat
* One of several party hats, just formed and glued and ready
to by worn by a papier mache folk art character!


Halloween-Hat-template
* Here's the flat art before it goes to print. The oranges appear
yellow, but the output is a yummy rustic orange hue...

Halloween-Hat-small
* Hats in various sizes line up to be inspected and then set aside
for the next phase in the folk art process...


* © 2010 Johanna Parker Design *Photos, designs and concepts are the property of Johanna Parker and may not be used without permission

13 comments:

susanc said...

I LOVE them Johanna! They are absolutely gorgeous! I hope to be able to own one of your beautiful creations some day. They are my absolute favorites and your talent blows me away!

Johanna Parker said...

WOW, thank you!!!! Glad you love them along with my other creations :) You made my day!

~ Johanna

Len said...

They are great. I love the new design.

softinthehead said...

You make me want to party and get my Halloween groove on....These are fantastic! Pam

bayrayschild said...

Fantastic! As always!

Audrey

William Bezek said...

NIIICCCEEE! Very nostalgic graphics.

Rot said...

You're too cool.
These are AMAZING.

Gail Schumaker said...

You are amazing Johanna! Love the hats!!

Rue said...

Divine hats!

I have to admit...I was hoping that dearest Jack would be posing with one...but I suppose you can only expect so much of him - giggle!

Johanna Parker said...

HaHa!.... so true! The summer is too hot, and Jack is too lazy to pose for me right now - he's catching up on his zzzzzzz's...... Oh, the life of a cat!

Glad you all like my latest hat!!!

~ Johanna

Anonymous said...

I say Hats Off to your new Hats. They are super! Love them. Can't wait to see who gets to wear one first. Maybe Jack?

Valeriote Design said...

Your hats are always the piece de résistance, the icing on the cake, the best of the best. Can't wait to see your characters decked out and ready for their close-ups.

Sandy said...

So so cute! I just want the hat! :) lol I also hope one day to own a piece of your wonderful, whimsical Halloween art! Sandy