I have been absent from BlogWorld for a time but it is not without good cause. This weekend is the Orlando Miniature Show and I have been working like a mad woman to get ready.
Because the Saturday Fun Day workshop this year is a Mask Shop, I decided to throw caution to the wind and make up several dozen masks, each one different. These masks are traditionally made from papier-mache' but I have used Prosculpt. Some are Animagus like the ones above.
Some are feathered, beaded and glittered with unusual features like the one below:
...... And some are full-faced like you see on my friend Rinaldi here :
I am not a dollmaker but I do enjoy dressing dolls occasionally. I thought the table display might look a little spare so I put this Venetian gentleman, on his way to Carnivale, together. He looks better in person, I think ;-). One of the reasons I don't costume dolls very often is that I do not like wigging ( just not very good at it)... but I was able to keep him bald so it was all jake.
I will also be offering my collection of wizard gizmos, tables and cabinets. If you are in Florida, this should be a great show. Come stop by and see us!