One was inspired by some printed paper I had on hand from a gorgeous paper shop in Rome. I only had a red marker and a pen--not so much to work with--so I wanted to keep it simple. Though I've always been a brunette, in these two pictures I experimented with color, first red, and then black. The last one does away with hair altogether.
For this image I juxtaposed two patterns of the paper to produce the desired result. There's something Baroque or Rococo in feel to this one that I really enjoy. The paper records part of the opera "Pagliacci" by Ruggero Leoncavallo.
I've always had pretty much a hate-hate relationship with my large Italian hair. It obeys some of the time, if weather conditions are perfect. Most of the time it feels out of control. I imagine that Medusa felt much the same way. The snakes in the hair are repeated in the flat pattern motif of the fore- and background.