If you were in Sarajane Helm’s 2011 mini mask swap and
HAVEN”T RECEIVED YOUR MASKS YET
or your surprise might be ruined.
Whew, glad I remembered that some people might not have their masks back yet. But not everyone will be receiving these masks. There are 1,000 masks involved in this adventure and there are only 30 shown here.
I had the most fun yesterday opening my package of mini masks from Sarajane Helm and her husband Bryon. As I’m sure you know, Sarajane is the host of the annual mini mask swap and the author of A Collection Of Polymer Clay Masks.
Thanks to my friend Leila Bidler I found out about the swap in enough time to join in. And I will be forever in your debt Leila, because these masks are all incredible. I have to step up my game to be in it next year I can see that.
I was in three groups of 10 and that meant I sent in 30 masks and got back 30 masks including one of each of the ones I made. Here’s group one.
Are these not the best??? I just enjoy each one so much, looking at how they made them and believe me they are all different.
Of course you could pick my brightly colored crazy design out of the line up I bet. Nothing earthy and tribal for me. Okay so I tried to be tribal with this next one, but couldn’t stay away from the color.
Again……a wonderful group of fabulous faces. If anyone knows who the gold masks with all the cool faces belongs to, I’d love to know.
In this next group I combined sculpting, mold making, pen and ink and markers. Lots of fun.
Aren’t these all so interesting? I wish you could see each one up close, the details are what grabs you. I love the time and effort that went into every one, and now I get to look at them all the time.
Here’s a picture of all of my masked man, just because they are all different even though they are all made from the same mold.
Now I know exactly why Sarajane wants to be the hostess for this swap. there are 1000 masks exchanged and she gets to keep one of each. If the ones I’ve received are this fantastic, I know the rest of them are just as wonderful.
Thank you, thank you, to all who took the time to be in this swap and for those of you whom I managed to be lucky enough to get your mask, I’ll be emailing you personally.
A special thank you to Sarajane for hosting such a fun exchange and Bryon for helping her.