One of the things I love most about my business is the unusual projects and clients that I get to work with. Back in June, I was in the Atlanta Airport waiting to board a flight, when I get a phone call from Tracy Kujuwa from Angel Heart Arabians. She asked if I would work with them and design a hat for the Arabian Horse Celebration. I said quickly said yes, because I adore Arabian horses and also, loved what Angel Heart does. The organization works with critically ill children and horses, using riding and working with the horses to help heal bodies and spirits.
We decided that the hat needed to be a large, statement making hat using black, white and silver colors. I decided to do the classic Audrey/Holly Go Lightly look with lots of feathers and a huge silver silk flower. The hat was done and I had to get it to Tracy. We found out that we had similar history, both being farmers daughters who became vegetarians and also working in the music business.
This summer has been a very hot one. Tracy was busy with horse shows, i.e. riding horses in sweltering 100 degree heat while dressed in riding attire. We both had sick, critically ill animals and had to address those issues.
A month later, we finally met and had lunch, along with Kim Jarvis from the Arabian Horse Celebration. It was a fun lunch and I walked away feeling lucky to work with Kim and Tracy. The Arabian Horse Celebration is September 18-22 in Louisville, Kentucky at Freedom Hall. For more information, please visit www.arabianhorsecelebration.com.