News:MAJOR CHANGE IN PLANS
There is a slight - teeny - tiny - impossibly small - chance that I might be going to the Labyrinth of Jareth Ball.
.............. OH GODS. I think I'm going to explode.
I had plans for this month I was quite excited about that got canceled, but even the possibility
that this might happen might almost make up for that. Sorry to spam everyone, but I had to tell somebody, and it's frustrating when you tell someone who has no idea what it means.
(OH PLEASE ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease...)We will now resume our original message.
Well, I'm back to work and back to health. I've not yet been as productive as I'd like, but I'm ramping up to it. And I'm at last catching up on the comment/ favorite backlog I had run up during finals - I told you guys I'd respond eventually ^-^
I'm still salivating about the potential project for Halloween, but before then I'd probably best finish some of the pieces I have currently in the works. I really ought to get around to completing designs on certain galleries - I have absolutely nothing in fire or air, and very little in water, although for the latter I've come up with a few interesting ideas
This'd be an ideal time to commission me, if anyone's interested - I've got a fair bit of time on my hands, although I'll be traveling a bit this month. Need anything for midsummer? Contact me ASAP. And remember, I'm happy to talk to you if you don't know what you'd want, or if you want me to create a design sketch or discuss a theme. Or if you just want a good recipe for venison stir-fry.
Oh, and, holy crap, the profile editor's being annoying. I wend back to update - for example, I needed to add Twilight Princess (cue chorals) to my favorite games - but it's now cutting off my entries, and many of them didn't change. And the character cutoff limit isn't uniform. Wtf, mate?Soon to come:
- Ivy Circlet (finally finished, awaiting photography)
- Wood Fae (really - it's progressing... slowly.)About the Masks:
Generally speaking, the masks are painted formed leather, usually in a single layer. They're hand-sculpted with no mold, and occasionally surface carving or tooling is employed. They are lined in suede and unvarnished on the inner face to preserve the natural breathing quality of the leather for comfort. The outer face is painted and water-resistant. By virtue of the quality of materials, they tend to be reasonably durable, gently flexible, and very lightweight.Commission Information:
If you like any of the masks in my gallery or would like a custom mask, please feel free to ask. All sales are by commission - very rarely do I have extra masks laying around for sale, because if they aren't created with an owner in mind I tend to get too attached, and because I have precious little spare time. (The good news is it means more versatility in what you can request.) My availability for commission varies tremendously because I have a full-time life entirely outside of artwork - 80% of the year I am cramming any art I do into a 27-hour-a-day schedule. However,
I am open for inquiry at any time. If you are a dA member, you can write me a note
; otherwise, you can contact me through my website
, whatever you feel comfortable with.Clubs to Look Into LeatherArtisans
- Gorgeous leatherwork by talented craftspeople, a club with a warm and open community.Mask-Making-Artisans
- A maskmaker's community showcasing a number of artists and some very diverse styles.