Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn goblins

Crone goblin
Three fall goblin masks
Goblin mask

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hawk mask & feathered skull

Photo © Fotodoor, Mask design © Goblin Art

I especially like this new photo of my hawk or eagle mask, and the one below of my small feathered skull. They are less like product shots, and more like images from an art book or on a postcard. Since college I've almost always had a collection of arty or black and white photo postcards displayed on a wall somewhere in my rooms, and these two images would fit right in.

Both images are by Rod Black of Portland's FotoDoor.

Photo © Fotodoor, Mask design © Goblin Art

A Masker's dozen for Maskarade

Here are 12 masks I am shipping to the New Orleans mask store today. They will be available starting  Wednesday October 10th, so if you are interested in purchasing one please call Maskarade at (504) 568-1018.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More mask photos by FotoDoor

My favorite of Rod's photos so far, I love itsmysterious shadows and rich Mardi Gras colorsPhotos © Fotodoor, Mask designs © Goblin Art
This photoshoot series features the Black Cat mask, the Hawk mask or Eagle mask, and the Scrap Metal skull mask.

I'm tentatively planning to sell at some 2013 art and craft shows, and look forward to using some of Rod's photos with my vendor applications, and as promotional materials.

In the meantime, most of the masks in these photos are being sent to New Orleans where they will be retailed by the Maskarade Mask Shop in the French Quarter.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Goblin Art masks photographed by FOTODOOR

Photographer Rod Black of Portland's FOTODOOR has been using a few of my masks in his studio:

Photos © Fotodoor, Mask designs © Goblin Art

This photoshoot series features the Swirly Fox mask, the Dark Sun mask and the Bone Skull mask.

It is exciting seeing the  masks come to life with professional art direction and models and lighting. I never have enough time or space in my studio for decent photography, and I'm never going to get great photos using mannequin heads. So thanks Rod, for making my masks look so nice!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On the work table this week

I have decided to turn my "on the work table" postings into a regular series. So here is what I have been doing in the studio over the last couple of weeks:
Revisiting the glasses mask idea (red mask on left),
and a new mask sculpt (goblin face on right)...
Another variation of my classical sun mask..
A new paint technique that gives a much richer,
more textured finish for my thermoformed masks...
and finally getting the stiffened felt domino masks
to work out the way I had originally planned.
I'm trying to get ten to twelve hours a week in the studio at the moment. That's still not enough time to get the website set up for orders again, but it feels good knowing I will at least have some pieces to send to the New Orleans mask shop in time for Halloween.

"Masks" booth at Faerieworlds 2010
(Goblin Art + Nymbol's Secret Garden)

And somehow I missed that Faerieworlds had moved back to July this year! (When it moved to the Midsummer dates last year, we couldn't do it due to a schedule conflict with June). So while we aren't vending this year, we look forward to putting on our own masks and festive attire and enjoying it for once as participants! (Still, hopefully we'll be back in the booth for Faerieworlds 2013).