Sunday, September 30, 2007

New piece for October mask show

Finishing this mask for the Quirks show was a much needed breath of fresh air.

I started it way back in 2005 (!!!) when I had a little time available to experiment with a couple of mask ideas, but since then I had been too busy or stuck in the same routine to complete it. However, being invited to join a last minute mask show this October was the perfect excuse to dust the bits off and see what I could do with them.

It is really quite sad to realize that I have not finished any one-of-a-kind pieces for my own enjoyment in over two years. In fact, the only thing that made it possible this time is that I start my Maternity Leave in two weeks, so I have been holding off taking a lot of special orders and custom requests recently.

Anyhow, I am quite dizzy with excitement about what this transition means. I have spent too long throwing myself at the mercy of other people's demands. It is time to do art for myself for awhile.

I hope you will enjoy the results.