Sunday, May 15, 2011


In the last week I have already started and finished another of Arturo's hats. He calls this one a Couture Mask Headpiece but I just like calling it a hat. I have no idea where I could possibly wear it to but I am completely in love with it: 

Don't forget, next weekend I will have a booth at the Alive Expo at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. I'm going to bring this painting with me so if you're local to ATL, by all means, stop by and come see me:) Now, I'm off to framing and doing 3 million other things that I have to get ready for the expo. I had no idea how much work and time it takes to get ready for one of these (It might be the OCD in me that makes me go the extra mile and make sure that everything is perfect, but either way, it's a loooooot of work). This is my first big one so I have no idea what to expect but I'm hoping for it to be real fun and a total success:)

Next up, (when the expo craziness calms down), another hat, this time created by Ella Gajewska who is another genius milliner and have already chosen another Bazaar cover to work on:) Wish there was more time in the day to just paint, paint, paint:) 

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I've been so much in love with Arturo's hats and so much excited about being able to paint them that I've been pretty much working non-stop since Friday night and finished it this morning:
If you're local to Atlanta area, I'm going to exhibit the original at the Alive Expo the weekend of the 21st:) Come see me and the painting!

Friday, May 6, 2011


Arturo Rios is an artist who makes extraordinary hats. I'm sure he thought I was a wack job when I asked him if I could paint some of them but nevertheless agreed. So, I am really excited and have already started. Here's the first glimpse of the first one:
You can follow my progress in my FB WIP photo album but I'll make sure to post again here once finished. Happy Friday everybody!