Monday, June 11, 2012

The Mask & A Request

Another long weekend, this time with visitors from out of town. Well, they weren't actually our visitors, but my in-laws. However, as is the usual practice, our house was utilized for meals, which means I spent a great deal of time Friday and Saturday cleaning and then sneezing because dust is not my friend. So there was little tatting to speak of over the weekend, then again you haven't yet seen any proper pictures of the new mask unless you frequent my shop.

I'm not overly pleased with the photos, but I am so impatient to get things like this listed that I had to work with what I got. I named the mask Metropolis because it reminds me of the old movie, particularly when you look at the top edge while it's worn. Making it also got me thinking that I should done one in a similar fashion that is also a bit of a headdress, or that has chains like a circlet over the top of the head. There would of course be a lot more work just figuring out all that additional detail, so another day or week I think.

The other bit of news you might have already heard about from Fox, if you frequent other tatting blogs, but just in case I have a few of you that don't, I'll share a bit too. After apparently being talked up by a few other lovely tatting folk, I was put in contact with a journalist from Canada working on an article for a major publication about tatting. After a nice long conversation with her and a few follow up emails, I was kindly asked to put her in contact with any young, especially, Canadian tatters. Of course I'm in California, so I kinda skew the focus away from the point of the magazine, which is geographically inclined. So, if you're reading this and maybe I helped teach you to tat with my videos or tutorials and you're in that around 30 and under crowd and from Canada, please shoot me an email, my address is in my profile, and I'll get you contact information so you can be interviewed. I know there are a few of you out there, even if you don't comment here and she's not looking for experts either, just young people who have picked up the craft.

Well, that's pretty much it for me. The custom order I was waiting on has yet to return, so I'm doing what I said I'd do in these cases and working on increasing stock for the shop. This month has been ridiculously slow for sales so far, but I'm not going to complain. I'm just going to keep working and hope the customer for the custom order returns and that things pick up before too long. The Universe is clearly granting me some attention and that's great. Hopefully that attention mutates into sales sooner rather than later.


tattrldy said...

That is an amazing mask! I can see a lot of work went into this. Beautiful job.

TotusMel said...

Thank you!