Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tangled Masks

Last weekend was my art group's annual retreat. Tons of fun, laughter and creativity were had by all.  We always have a theme for the weekend and this year it was masks, along with a riddle, poem, story or whatever.  I decided to get a couple of blank masks to work on, not really knowing what I wanted to do with them. 

I ordered some papier mache masks online from Mardi Gras Outlet and waited for inspiration to happen.  (Most times it doesn't show up, but this time it did.)  These masks come prepped for paint or pen and were perfect for Zentangles.  They are not flimsy like the plastic masks, have a bit of heft to them and are comfortable to wear.  Here are the two I've worked on so far.  I think I'm going to order more and have some fun playing with my Sharpies.

I will probably add more to the first mask, although I do like the half and half thing going on.  These half masks are being "worn" by the two full masks I also bought from Mardi Gras Outlet.  I'll be working on those in the next few weeks and will post them as soon as I'm done.

In the meantime, have a safe and fun Halloween!

Monday, October 14, 2013

I will not comply

The stupid government is out of control, too big and overly powerful.  I don't need a government employee telling me how to live, what insurance I have to buy, where I can go, what to eat and how they are going to spend my hard earned taxes on crap!

To that I say.....