Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Birds of a Feather

If you haven't heard, Dr. Seuss kept a secret hat closet in his house.
 Everything about that statement makes me smile. 
This closet was filled with crazy hats he had collected and he would open it up at dinner parties and let everyone pick a hat to wear. 
The painting "Raising Money for the Arts" was clearly influenced by his feathered hat that fans out like a peacock tail, seen in the exhibition, "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss." (Courtesy of the Dr. Seuss Estate)

The subject only gets better the more I read about it. 
Best of all, the hats are part of a traveling exhibition. Knowing my friends, a day trip to see the exhibition is going to be the easiest sale I've ever made. 
Also, everyone I know (MIMI!) is hereby informed that 1) I'm not going to wait until I am a crazy old lady to have a secret crazy hat closet. 2) If you help me build a secret hat closet, you get to know the location (duh) 3) At dinner parties, be prepared to pick a hat to wear.
 Don't say I didn't warn you.