What is Favola Bella?

Welcome to a world of wonderful creations!
This is where your shoes meet my imagination and become
One of a kind pieces of ART!
With your ideas and my paint brushes we can really make something new.
I love getting close to the people I work with on each shoe.
Some want a shoe that tells who they are and what they love.
Some have that overly loved old pair that are worn out and want to be brought back to life!
So they send me them and I paint some new life back into them and give them a face lift.
Upcycling shoes can be really fun and come out better than you could ever imagine.
Then I do baby shoes for baby shower gifts and keep sakes.
There are many ways to use this art form and make it your own.
Some give me full freedom on design and I just go for it.
I ask questions and get to know them a little to feel out what they would enjoy.
Others are very sure of what they want down to the colors and the design.
Either way this is an adventure that is just waiting for you to try it out!
Spread the word and check out the portfolio on this blog.
Email me with questions or custom orders
Check out my Etsy store for already made shoes ready to ship
Enjoy and Love who you are!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Toothache Sweet Pink Pumps!

Hey Sweet Heart!
These custom one of a kind hand painted pink pumps are just for your cuteness!
Take a walk in these and give that girl who is staring a toothache from jealousy.
Size 7 1/2
The playful sort of pump with purple and pink polka dots. A fantastic touch of red and green with some juicy cherries to top it off! These are signed in the back with a fun little signature.
I have also sealed these beautiful pumps.
They are canvas so I wouldn't jump in any pools or anything :)
If you are interested in creating a custom pair of heels you can Convo me or email me
Enjoy and thanks for your time!
Share my page and share the love :)
these are now for sale on my ETSY store!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

RAW Riverside AUG 16th

Hey everyone!

I am selling tickets NOW for the RAW Riverside show coming up AUG 16th!

Please make sure you purchase the ticket for Sweet Issues!

I will be showing some new art and an updated shoe portfolio!

The 1st 20 People to order tickets will get a FREE 4x6 print of my art!
There will be 5 choices but it is 1st come 1st pick so Hurry up & get one today!

These above are your choices for 4x6 FREE print! 
I have made 4 of each so like I said 1st pick to the 1st ticket buyers!

At the end of selling my 20 tickets I will be randomly pick one person to win 


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Upcycled Heels Sneek Peek

I decided to try out upcycling my own Heels! I have not done this type of material yet so I need to wear them and see how it lasts.
I like to try and really experience my own art before choosing to expand with something new.

here is a little look:)

My poor old comfee heels

I have no way of fixing this...but maybe just painting over it will look better.

Scuffs suck :(


Hope you like them...I hope they work...
Yummy old becomes a new!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Favola Bella featured in a blog!

This is very exciting for me!
I am in the middle of painting a huge painting so this is short but check out my interview and an great blog too!
Thanks for your support!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

New Upcycled Converse Shoes

My poor family always ends up last when it comes to their shoes...I try but end up doing the other orders and shoes/art first. I finally decided after 2 years! (shaking my head in shame!) That I would get my beautiful Delphine Sims shoes done for her 21st birthday.

So here is what we got!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

So Much New and So Much Good!


I am working super hard to keep up my art.

I have a wonderful friend who is a graphic designer and also has her own amazing blog!

She is making me a really great set of logos for my sweet issues art and favola bella shoes by sweet issues! This is exciting for me because I want to make this work as a job for me.

check out some of the new things I have listed for my Etsy store too!
Please share it with friends and spread the word!

I think I will be doing another RAW show in Aug on the 16th! Maybe pomona too!
I am just going to keep on going!
Up up and Away!

Hoping for some new supplies and some new ideas!

I want to make more heels!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Upcycling your old shoes!

I hate when you finally have to make that choice...the one we all hate.

When you have to choose if your going to keep your shoes that have been with you for years and are so worn in they are just right for your feet...Or do you throw them out since they are getting so old it's sad to wear them.

Well, I decided to upcycle some shoes using my hand painting. They are still the same wonderful fit and I can choose to color it all or only add a new hint of designs to hide old stains or marks.

So here are some examples of the awesomeness!

9 year old converse I have loved to Death!

I even made a cool pair of earrings to go with them after:)

These two kids were for fun, I was trying it out to see what it would be like.
I am a mother my self and kids have to get new shoes soooo much it feels hard to just toss out the one pair they may have taken their first steps in. This way you can get the decorated and keep them for a keep sake!

I love the pirate ones!

I wore these for a while and realized they were looking kinda dirty...
so I threw on a few Owls and ...BAM! new shoes!

These are extra special too. Deeper meaning to the timing and the Owls!
Just a touch on the sides. left the backs and the inside blank. May or may not go back and do the rest.

A wonderful man who lives in Canada found me on google and asked me to help out his old but very loved pair of Timberlands! I was really excited! so far its just white but we are brainstorming some great ideas and I think these will turn out really well.

The best part is that I will have a pair of shoes in Canada!
I always wanted to go there...
Well at least part of me is going to be there :)

I will keep you up dated on the new look of these wonderful shoes!

Hope you enjoyed the look at some ways I can turn your old lovers into a new lover.

If your interested or would like to ask questions on how you can do this e-mail me at:

Also check out my portfolio of new painted shoes at the top of the blog.

I have a Etsy store too if you would like to order a pair of custom shoes just for you or your friend!

much love and thanks for your time
Holla Watson Perkins

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Been getting some nice hours when my Lily sleeps...
I have time to keep up with my portfolio and add more detail shots...
I need to try to get time for photoshoots of the shoes before I give them to the owners :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Busy Hands

I have been going to RCC to take some art classes. 2 Painting classes has proven to be very hard to keep up with, plus a little girl being sick a lot.

I am very excited about the few shoes I have waiting in line.

  • Bats and Bones for Jessica
  • Ballerina Wishes for Jenessa
  • Greek Goddess for Janice
And not proud to admit but I have a pair of shoes for my cuz that I have had for A LOOOONG TIME. poor family keeps getting put behind the line.

Before I start a pair of shoes:

I sketch some ideas
I look up some images on google
Sometimes I even take images and put them together with adobe illustrator or photoshop
I try not to think to hard about it

I tend to always just go with the flow.

Here are some new portfolio updates

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New! Day of the Dead shoes!

These were a great request from someone in my art classes at RCC. They are for his mom's birthday! It is really nice to feel like something I do is cool enough to be a special gift such as that:)

Thanks Alex for your support!

I will be making a nice photo set up later with this and adding it to my other portfolio photos.
For now...this is what you get!


Questions? Wanna order? E-mail me!

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