Hometown Hats!

I had a fab time up in York last week, running The Fashion Sketchup with my gal Kayti! It was so fab to be back on home Yorkshire turf, and to get creative with lots of lovely 'lercal lasses'!

 Our Kayti - rightfully chuffed with her awesome illustration!  See more pics from the night here

Our Kayti - rightfully chuffed with her awesome illustration! See more pics from the night here

I love London, but nothing beats a trip to York and a wander around its beautiful streets and 'quirky' shops!  The Minster looked so incredible in the sunshine that I felt inspired to stop and do a bit of power sketching on the pavement outside. I usually get quite anxious about drawing in public (the fear of expectation and judgement I guess)  but something about that moment stopped me from caring and instead, I felt happy to share the creative moment and my crappy little sketch with the world!

I digress - back to this week's challenge! 

Your challenge this week is to design a piece of headgear that pays tribute in some way to the place you live, or a place you love.   

It could feature local landmarks, landscapes, street signs, shop names, regional food, traditions, phrases, famous faces...  basically anything that captures the spirit of the place in a fun and stylish way! 

If you've got some local leaflets or regional papers/mags lying around, why not do a bit of collage: a bit like I did in Pret using leaflets collected at the Tourist Info office!  

Here's some pics from York to get you thinking... 

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 My 5 minute power sketch outside York Minster

My 5 minute power sketch outside York Minster

 A little collage I made in Pret, using leaflets collected at Tourist Info

A little collage I made in Pret, using leaflets collected at Tourist Info