Thursday, December 30, 2021

A Patched, Crazy Quilt Serape for Free?

 December 30, 2021

   Since our bad boy Mickey Free is such a mutt with a crazy-quilt-mashup of cultural backgrounds, I thought perhaps his serape should emulate that. 

Daily Whip Out:

"A Patched, Crazy Quilt Serape"

   The first time I made a run at this, back in 2014, I designed Mickey's serape as a garish, patch job of an American flag and a Mexican design like this.

2014 Daily Whip Out:
"Mickey's Half-Mexican-Half American
Flag Serape"

      My backstory was that a bruja had sewn it for him and included the American flag to make him a better target.

Daily Whip Out: "The Bruja Curse"

("I put a curse on that little bastardo.")

   Bruja is Spanish for witch and as I understand it she didn't like him one bit. Unfortunately, the flag motif perhaps went a little too far into the Captain America zone?

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"Mickey's Hideout Pistol Trick"

   Still, I did my due dilligence on the crazy-quilt design, adding more aztec motifs, etc., and ended up here.

Daily Whip Out: "A Crazy Quilt Serape"

   Which, on reflection, seems too garrish and ostentatious for a bad boy headhunter. Talk about a better target! Anyway, I think he needs a little more stealth look on the serape.

Or, perhaps his serape should be simple and clean?

Daily Whip Out: "Vaquero In Green-Tan Serape"

   Or, just maybe there should be more black in there.

Daily Whip Out:

"Mickey Free: Headhunter"

(Black & Red Hipster Serape)

   At the end of the day, I need to pick one and move on. I agree with Mr. Hickey.

"I'm not interested in the intentions of artists. I'm interested in consequences."

—Dave Hickey, (1938-2021)

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