Wednesday, December 21, 2011

One More Down

Another day down. This week has been and I imagine will continue to be a slow march. I refuse to start any new tatting projects with the moments of free time I have been given as the world slows though. As a result for the first time in a long time, I haven't been totally exhausted every evening. I am saving new for the new year. Instead I actually finished a mask in one day and should have it off to its new owner today. Of course this does mean I did little else. Sure, there was still schooling and I managed laundry and dishes, but mostly it was just the mask.

Today starts with a couple of necklaces and a lapel pin that need remaking and since our annual holiday trip to Monterey is tomorrow, I must get the house mostly cleaned as well. We'll still have Saturday to finish up, but who really wants to clean on Christmas Eve...not that we do anything else interesting, but it's the principle of the thing.

I have started to let my mind wander a bit on the subject of a new art piece for the shop. I need to make something striking and slightly over the top. So far my big pieces have been the Masquerade mask, the Day of the Dead mask and one large neck piece, but that last one was only halfway there. This time I don't think I want to do a mask, but I'm not sure what I want to do. I know that I will end up making it up as I go along, but I still need a picture in my head. Any suggestions are surely appreciated. The more brainstorming, the more likely I am to have an 'ah, ha' moment. But, for now it's remaking and cleaning...oh my exciting life. Oh, and just in case you were wondering, I will definitely still be posting on my usual schedule through the holidays...just don't expect much tatting, or substance.


Crazy Mom Tats! said...

For new things - look at the hair/head pieces in this clip, see if they give you some ideas.

janepete said...

What about a half mask like phantom of the opera??