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I’ve been collecting fortunes from fortune cookies to use in making an art hat. I’ve always saved my favorite fortunes and pinned them up in my work areas as inspirational messages. After I had quite a few, I had the idea to make them into a hat.


I did a few tests, stitching copies of the fortunes between layers of plastic. I’m saving the original fortunes for the final hat. The idea of a plastic covered hat appeals to me because it makes me think of the design as a rain hat. I think of the fortunes as being a positive outlook on a rainy day. I need their positive messages or sometimes odd humor when things aren’t going well; when it’s raining.

©2012 Alice Frenz