How did you get started doing your craft?
It's hard for me to pinpoint exactly when I started. I think I've more or less always been interested in costumes (I know that's corny to say, but it's true). My mom always encouraged me to make or at least help make my own halloween costumes, so I have to say I've been doing this for a while. I didn't really start making masks until one halloween when I set out to make a werewolf costume. The mask was certainly not very good. I enjoyed making it, though, and wanted to make it again, better. I think after the second try, I found that I really, really enjoyed mask-making, and decided to do it regularly.
I learned to sew both through intuition and a few lessons from some friends of the family. Sculpting I've learned mostly from intuition, although I have taken a couple classes. I took a class in mold-making and casting a couple years ago, which got me