Beaded Skull Mask
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.”–Oscar Wilde
I know I started working on this mask well before Nina and I started this blog, so it’s been at least two years. As usual, I wildly underestimated the time it would take me to do it, especially the beading. This summer I vowed to finish it for Halloween. Just under the wire! The idea comes from Day of the Dead skulls, which can be quite colorful and elaborate.
I sewed layers of felt on a felt backing, embroidered and beaded the face, and then backed and lightly stuffed it with a loop for hanging.
And I have been working on the real “unfinished project #3“, also a mask. However, the answer to the question, “Can I finish by the end of the summer?”, the last sentence in that post, is: in a word, no. But I’ll be positive. I have completed 4 unfinished projects so far this year.
I do not realistically expect to finish the 5th one before 2016 though.
In the meantime, I have houseguests, and will be offline for awhile. Happy Halloween, hope to be back by “Draw a Bird Day”, (November 8), will catch up with the blogworld then.