The rest of the morning was spent hitting thrift stores and my favorite antique store with my friend Gwen and of course I had to snap a few iPhone pics
For a Princess
A parrot named Charlie
Make a Wish...
Of course I found something I just couldn't live without...a new vintage hat! Once I got it home, the research began as I tried to figure out what kind of vintage hat I had and when and where it was made. Then, it was time for the first selfie of 2013:
1940's Bavarian hand-felted sheeps wool hat.
The beautiful bird feathers are held into place with a silver Gamsbart pin adorned with a boars head.
There wasn't much time for art but my new hat did inspire me to practice watercolor: