Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gourd Mask

I've been attending a gourd art retreat at the Midnight Art Ranch.

One of the classes from Bonnie Gibson was on masks.

I LOVE masks. I've been involved with theatrical role playing groups and have done some costuming for Fantasy/Sci-Fi convention activities- mainly for hall costumes. I've had a lot of fun with masks.

I suspect some of the serious gourd art people at this retreat had to try not to look askance at my mask. ;) I think they see gourd masks as a traditional type of art.

I just saw the gourd as an interesting new surface to do the type of fantasy mask I prefer to work on.

I LOVE my mask. It isn't finished. It will need a lot of beading - and possibly some wire wrapping and....hmmm...with any luck I will be able to restrain myself after that point.....

I was very happy with the Fantasy Film and Radiant Rain and Memory Mist sprays on this. And the micaceous iron oxide worked great. :)

Gourds are a fun surface to play with.


Gourdqueen said...

Ooooo love your mask! Lucky you to take one of Bonnie's classes. Great blog, had to add you to my favorites!

Zeborah Loray said...

Bonnie is a phenomenal instructor, a great teacher and waay fun to hang out with.
The retreat was a wonderful opportunity to get to know her better.

LDWatkins said...

Oh, you lucky, lucky girl--to live close enough to take one of her classes! I love your gourd.Show it again with the beading!!!!

Zeborah Loray said...

I'll post the finished piece when it is done.
I don't live close- I was attending an art retreat at the Midnight Art Ranch in Sonoita, AZ.
This is the second time I've traveled down from Oregon to take classes with her.

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