If you love this one head to AIM Services "Croquet on the Green " event on Tuesday, August 3rd:
I used AIM's colors of orange + blue and went with a slightly less formal design for this fifth and final piece. I gave it a fun little curly-q detail in the back, and then I added an antique cut steel button. It's a little bit retro, but with a modern twist.
And a reminder: The Saratoga Hospital Gala happens on August 4th, and they have the black and white polka dot piece.
And remember: It is always GOOD LUCK to wear a hat to the races! :)
A.I.M. Services will be hosting their annual "Croquet on the Green" Tuesday, August 3rd, and I'm planning to incorporate their signature orange and blue into my piece for them. They'd like a hat that is a little more on the informal side, so I am thinking I'll add a slight modern twist to the classic vintage-y pillbox style. Perfect for a croquet picnic! What do you think?
Saratoga Bridges Silent Auction with online bidding is now live
...........and will be closing at the end of the White Party With a Splash of Color Event on Saturday (July17th) at 9:30 PM. I have a link HERE to the Power Hat "With a Blush" if you'd like to place a bid or just follow along.
CAPTAIN CHS Silent Auction preview is now live
..........and will available for bidding at the Unbridled Affair Gala on Thursday, July 22. I have a link HERE to the Power Hat "Georgiana." preview page. Gala tickets have sold out, but you can join the waitlist by calling (518) 399-4624.
The latest Power Hat, "Georgiana," (photos below, at end of this post) has been finished and delivered to CAPTAIN CHS, and will be offered on silent auction at the "Unbridled Affair" Gala July 22nd. There will be an opportunity for everyone and anyone who is interested to make a bid prior to the event via the online catalog, so I'll post a link here as soon as I have one.
Opening Day at the races is ONE WEEK away! After last year off due to Covid, everyone is ready to dress up and get out! Do you know it is GOOD LUCK to wear a hat to the races? Why not take a chance and place a bid on a Power Hat? These are all specially made for each participating Non Profit organization to auction or raffle, and are not going to be made available elsewhere. Who knows? You may end up winning a fabulous one-of-a-kind couture hat or fascinator! If you win at a less than retail bid, or by overly generous bid, you'll be doing a world of good either way!
While I am on the subject of online bidding, I have a link to share with anyone who might like to own "With a Blush," that champagne-y peach-y pinky fascinator (well, "hatinator" really) I featured in my previous blog post. There are plenty of really great items on Saratoga Bridges' auction block, and you don't need to attend the party on 7/17 to join in the fun. Take a peek at "With a Blush" on display here and see all the fun items here Please share the links! Let's everyone bid generously to help Saratoga Bridges with all the good work they do for our community. As always, thanks to all who are following along with my progress on The Power hat Project.......
Here's a reminder picture of "With a Blush"
Here are photos of Georgiana, the newest finished Power Hat:
July is here..... tomorrow is Independence Day already! A few days on Lake George recently was wonderfully inspiring. I've been working on a piece for CAPTAIN's Unbridled Affair, which is later this month, and I'm using the blues and greens of a great summer day on the lake. It's nearly finished, and scheduled to be delivered this coming Tuesday. The online early bidding is set to begin July 8th. I'm including a few progress photos today, and will be back to post the final images once the fascinator has been handed off.
Arin from Spectrum News will be accompanying me on Tuesday! Look for her story about The Power Hat Project as part of Spectrum's "Faces of Saratoga" series.
As always, I ask everyone to spread the word to all hat lovers, and please bid generously if you see something you love. All the proceeds for each item will go to help our neighbors in Saratoga County.
HAPPY 4th OF JULY to all!
Author: The Power Hat Project Creator
Millinery Artist Karen Sewell
Saratoga Arts made this program possible with an Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.