Friday, May 14, 2010

The 2010 Open Studios Weekend Mask Giveaway!

I will be giving a mask away again this year for The Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend! To have a chance at winning a mask, you can either visit in person on Open Studio Weekend and sign the guestbook with your name and address (I have to have a way to contact you if you win!) OR sign up online to either Follow my blog or suscribe to it via Feedburner. Current blog Followers, Feedburner suscribers, or people on my mailing list are already automatically entered! I will draw one name at random on June 15, 2010, and the winner can have thier choice of one of the two masks pictured above (or similar).

Good luck and looking forward to seeing you!

Friday, May 07, 2010

All Species Day 2010

I've been quiet on my blog lately, holed up in my studio working on the deer mask and trying to attach the %&$#@!!! antlers in a somewhat less ridiculous fashion. Fortunately the junior maskmaker at Sans Souci Studios has been more visible.

Here is Isabelle modeling the jaguarundi mask that she and her father made together for this year's All Species Day. Incidentally her stuffed kitty "Sneeky Peeky" is dressed up as a person.

Jaguarundi? It's a South American wild cat. Isabelle is way into cats, and we're guessing she likes the way the word 'jaguarundi' rolls off the tongue.

All Species Day? It's a yearly pageant held on the first Sunday in May, put on by local artists and consisting largely of young kids wearing homemade animal masks and costumes marching from Hubbard Park to the lawn of the Capitol Building in Montpelier.

And, as you can see, the occasional grownup dressed as a Na'vi.