Thursday, December 4, 2008

On the work table



Four masks I painted today. Two of them are designed especially to work with glasses, which is something people have been asking me to do for years! While I had attempted that challenge a couple of times previously, I just ended up over-complicating things and getting results I wasn't satisfied with. But it turned out the solution was very simple, all I needed to do was remove the side portion of the mask where the arms of the glasses pass the side of the face. (The glasses go over the nose of the mask, which works best if they are the kind with little rubber feet under the bridge). The altered mask designs look fine without glasses too, giving people lots of options. The trick won't work with all my mask designs, but I am still very pleased to have several that will.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mask for Faerie Magazine!



Here are a couple of teaser photos of a mask I created especially for Faerie Magazine. I would show you more, but that would spoil the surprise! They are having a mask feature in their Winter/January issue, and I am delighted to be included. The editor was very sad to send the mask back after the photoshoot was completed, but it means that I will be offering it for sale on my etsy store! Look for it to be listed in early January, closer to the Faerie Magazine issue's release.