A few weeks ago, I was one of the artists showing at the Christmas Market at the Canadian History Museum and once again, the show was a success for me. Not only was the show a success for me sales wise and in meeting new clients but, it was a meant to be event for me in another way.
I met an incredible artist and human being by the name of Ovila David Huard. He approached me to compliment me on my booth, my work and my personal sense of style. He was particularly enamoured with my men’s steampunk hat embellished with tubing and computer parts. He had taken a closer look at it, tried it on when I was away from my booth at one point and had fallen in love with having a hat of that sort created for him. His adoring partner, Dominic decided to gift Ovila with a custom steampunk hat from Bombshell Revival. They were hoping I would take on the commission and, if possible, have it ready prior to December 14th. The reason for the deadline floored me and after finding out why he wanted it so quickly, there was no way I was going to turn down this opportunity, even if meant a couple of late night studio sessions to get done.
Ovila has been chosen as one of 22 Canadian artists to show their work at an expo in Paris at the Louvre next week!
He will be wearing my creation at the art expo as well as when he is out and about in Paris. I am so thrilled and honoured! He has promised to take lots of pictures of himself in my hat exploring Paris and to send me a few of them upon his return. I will post an update once I have received the pictures.
In the meantime, I have included photos of the hat I created for him together with a picture of Ovila and I taken at his home/studio yesterday near Montebello. Please be sure to also enjoy Ovila’s work on his website http://www.ovila.ca as well as his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/oviladavidhuard
I am always amazed at how you just never know who you are going to meet and how they will fit into your journey. Things and people happen for a reason and I am excited to see how this chance meeting will play out in the new year for both of us.