Meet Dayna Rodriguez-Hadad @las_calavaritas . She is a super talented artist out of Utah and she has been so kind as to create this custom painted Biltwell Helmet.
My name is Dayna Rodriguez-Hadad, I’m a 24 year old mother of two- born and raised in beautiful Utah. I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember and have a passion for creating things, but I had a hard time pursuing art as a career because I couldn’t handle someone telling me how I should do art or that it was wrong. Like most things in life, I do not believe art should have rules. You know the quote by Pablo Picasso where he says, “when I haven’t any blue I use red”? That is a lot like my art. I enjoy a haphazard creation process. My carpet usually ends up with more paint on it than my canvas, but there’s nothing better than taking this idea in my head and bringing it to life.
My Mexican heritage has always been a big influence on my art. My main source of inspiration definitely comes from sugar skulls and skeletons. I love taking something that is widely considered morbid or scary and making it beautiful. I love the Day of the Dead and all of the amazing art that goes along with it. I most enjoy painting my designs on anything other than canvases including skateboard decks, hats, sweatshirts, and now helmets.
My sister, who is a kick-ass biker chick herself, told me about Babes Ride Out and I wanted to be involved so badly! I love the idea that some awesome lady can be riding down the road wearing something completely original and created by me. I think they will definitely stand out from the crowd if I do say so myself.
I couldn’t be more excited to be part of a Babes Ride Out event. I dated many a men for the sole purpose of getting on the backs of their bikes (don’t judge). I love everything about motorcycles and plenty of good times in my life happened on the back of a Honda Shadow. I don’t have my own bike, yet, but all in due time.
Feel free to follow me on my artistic journey on Instagram! @las_calavaritas