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Monday, December 9, 2013

More Hats On!

This past summer, Elaine Stone, a very beloved professor at FIT passed away at age 85. She sent her last academic email two days before she left us- working until the end. She was well known for her ubiquitous presence at school, her generosity of spirit and of student centeredness, her outrageous sense of humor and her work ethic. But above all, she was known and beloved for wearing a hat each and every day. So much so, that it had been decades since there had been a sighting without a hat- and that came only once. Oh, she was coiffed from head to toe, matching ribbons and brims of all sizes, patterns, solids, summer, winter- you get the picture.  A few days ago, we had a memorial for Elaine, Hats on For Elaine, where everyone brought out their millinery best to honor a great lady 
and a great mentor to me-hats and otherwise...

5 comments:

Veronica Lawlor said...

Melanie! Love these drawings, AND hats! Maybe we can start a new trend here in NYC... :)

Dailysketches said...

I love these drawings and the hats! The story was wonderful. What a great way to honor a lady who sounds very special. I love hats! Let's start a coast to coast trend!

Behzad Bagheri said...

Your style is special.Very beautiful sketches!

Cathy Gatland said...

What great teachers and mentors you have had, and become Melanie - these are wonderful!

memi said...

Thanks, everyone- hats are sneaky insights to personal character.:)
Cathy, I have been so lucky to have studied under so many greats, in so many areas- still working to aspire to deliver in the same way.

 
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