Day 18: Derby Style Hat


I think I’ve made it clear on this blog how much I LOVE HATS! The last post is of 3 hats and a post before that has two girls with, you guessed it,….hats. I’m obsessed! Hello, my name is Kristin and I’m a hat-a-holic.

Seriously, I would totally wear a big hat everyday. Would you? What would it look like? Would it be big and loud like this one or small like this one?

Today is another Paint Party Friday link up. There’s so many talented artists participating, you really should check it out. I’ve been so inspired by so many of them. In fact, this painting was inspired by a comment left by Carolyn (thank you). She loves big hats too!

fyi, my Etsy shop is still on track to open later this month. I’m so excited! I’ll keep you posted!

{did ya notice, no pen outline….I love it!}



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  1. Ohhh I am a hat girl. I wear funky hats all winter long. Some in the summer too.
    Happy PPF

  2. Wonderful hat lady! I think I look so silly in hats, but love how others look. This one is fabulous! Good luck on your Etsy shop. I’ll keep and eye out for your opening. Happy PPF!

  3. Ooh la la!! Love the big fancy hat! When I think of wearing hats, it makes me want to be in a place like Paris!! :)

  4. I am in love with hats too. Living up north, I wore them a lot, here in the south it is much too windy, so I do miss them. Your hat is gorgeous. . . I tend to add things to the hats I wear so they are just a bit different. . .Loads of fun, thank you. Blessings, Janet, PPF

  5. Love your girls!! I love hats. My hat would be a Top Hat or a Derby(They would have flower on them, of course)

  6. Hats are such fun. I drew hats this week too! Mine were on a tree and on men! Your lady hats are elegant!

  7. Hats are all about school uniforms here… I had a white panama all through school, and spent years saving it from being trashed by the cretins from the boys school when we catching the train home… now my daughter loves her panama, but I think it is because there is no close boys school and she it is cream so a bit easier to keep clean… I think school would have been more fun with a hat like this though… xx

  8. Love to look at your hats, so creative, but I am 5’2″ and look like a mushroom when I wear a hat! I do though in the Winter here in Illinois. Usually hand-woven types in many colors that pop up on top and have tassels to make me look taller. LOL! I also favor earmuffs and wool headbands around my ears. You look tall and elegant. I love all your creations. How exciting, your own Etsy shop! Good luck! Have Fun, too.

  9. Oh I’d love to wear such a hat one day! Don’t think there’ll be many occasions, though. Great shading!

  10. Annette G says:

    wow that is a totally stunning hat Kristin, fab work my friend. Happy PPF, Annette x

  11. I love hats too and this one is wonderful! Happy PPF.

  12. Wouldn’t it be fun to wear that hat?! :) Awesome painting!

  13. Fabulous hat! I’d love to see the whole outfit. Yes, I am a hat girl too, have a closet full of Derby worthy ones that don’t get out nearly enough.

  14. I love hats too and really enjoyed seeing all those huge ones at the Kentucky Derby. Your fantastic painting would fit right in with the hats I saw. Beautiful work.

  15. Your girl is wonderful, I love hats too, but hardly ever wear them.

  16. yes hats are wonderful and i love wearing big ones in the sun
    your lady is wonderful with her hat

  17. Hat-o-holic ♥♥. Beautiful work. Happy PPF

  18. Lovely illustration ~ love hats ~ am not very tall so don’t wear large ones ~ hats are such fun! ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  19. i’ll take the big hat (lovely curves!!) – but without the plume. that part will just get snatched by the boys in this house – like an exotic bird to conquer or something.

  20. Hello there… I love hats too but hardly ever wear them. When I do, it’s always a cowboy hat! Beautiful picture!!!
    Happy PPF…

  21. This is GREAT, love the design, love the way the eyelashes repeat the pattern of the flowers on the right side…such a pretty composition!

  22. peggy gatto says:

    me too, I love your hat!!!

  23. Very cool. Yes, awesome hat!

  24. I like watching English Derby hats. There are some very strange ones, indeed! :)
    This one is gorgeous, but I wouldn’t wear it. It’s not my style. :))

  25. oh…i love her and what a fancy hat that is…xxx

  26. This reminds me (in the best way, of course) of My Fair Lady. I would wear the hats if I could have the dresses too! Lovely illustration, Kristin!

  27. I want a hat like that too… as a herbalist I can imagine all the flowers above my head. Love it!

  28. Very nice hats. Marlene Dietrich wore wondrful hats. I’ve watched some of her old movies and just loved how she looked. She was a beauty and the hats she wore just brought out her beauty more. You did a great job of painting hats and they are hard to paint. Your girl looks very sure of herself. Well done! Have a wonderful weekend.

  29. That is a fabulous hat! And the weather is starting to be “big hat” weather! Perfect!

  30. For years and years I was a hatoholic too and my daughter as well!! Love them so much! When she went to London she had so much fun wearing her hats, and everyone thought she was a local!!
    You art is fantastic! Your hat amazing!

    Hugs Giggles

  31. Wow! What a flamboyant hat! Love hats too and we should use more hats here in the Philippines as it is so sunny, but for some reason, we just don’t!!

  32. what a fantastic hat! I would love to wear that. She is so pretty in that hat.

  33. Great painting. I love hats, too. When I was younger I didn’t wear them because I was worried about what people would think – now I don’t care! Valerie

  34. Hello, my name is Kristin and I’m a bag-a-holic! ;)
    Beautiful painting and hat – so you will like this: I just got my mom the biggest, most fabulous hat from Anthropology for Mother’s day!
    Thank you for your sweet comments for ppf too, xoxo

  35. That hat looks amazing. I would totally wear it if I had one… but I’d need an outfit to match, so probably not every day :)

  36. Beautiful hat! I think if you love hats, you should wear them. It’s good for your hair and skin, plus you’ll look smashing everywhere you go.

  37. I used to be a beret fan years ago :D Hats are definitely something that is missing in everyday fashion nowadays.

    I love the brushwork in this and the colours are nice as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

    best wishes,

  38. Lovely hat :) and art too :) Wonderful blog u have got. Thanks for dropping by my blog post :)

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