Sunday, November 29, 2015

Masks - Picking Up A 31 Day Challenge

After reading  Cheryl Sleboda's post it seemed like a brilliant idea to join in a challenge to post to my blog every day for 31 days.  If you would like to participate, go to this LINK and sign up. 
 31 day blog challenge (1)
And here is the content of my post today.  This time it is not about quilts.  It is about masks.  It's a continuation of my blog post yesterday about the positive  impact that playtime has on the creative process.

Sometime ago I found that I had accumulated cardboard of various ply that I was hesitant about tossing, so I set about constructing and painting some cardboard masks.  Several sold at an Open Studio event.  Some I gave to my granddaughter who was in elementary school but who is now all grown up and away at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Her mama, my daughter, must have liked the two masks that I gave to my granddaughter because they suddenly made a reappearance a few days ago as decorations on a dress form that she is storing for me.
                                          Here are a few more that I have kept stored away.

Creating fanciful items has always seemed to play a front stage role in my creative process.  A touch of zany is good for freeing up the mind.  I'm thinking that I might like to create something like these masks in dimensional fiber.  Hmmmm.  Wonder where that will take me next.
Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2015.  All rights reserved


  1. I applaud you for taking up Cheryl's challenge! I look forward to reading future posts. I love the masks you have made especially the grey one!

    1. Mia, I'm hoping that I'll stick to the challenge. Much of what I am doing at the moment really can't be shared yet. Maybe this will lead me to dig out some things that I haven't thought about for a while. Glad you enjoyed the post.