Monday, October 24, 2011

Winner of Blog Giveaway 2 and New Blog Giveaway with a Twist Three

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner. I haven't heard from the person who was to select the winner so when my neighbor came to the door inquiring about my missing cat, she kindly pulled the name out of the hat. It was cute to see how seriously she took this request. Drum roll please! The winner is Diana Bracy! Who also happens to be a follower. Congratulations. I hope you enjoy!

For those of you who did not win, I found another mask so you have another chance. Again, followers of this blog will have three chances to win because I love my followers! I also love masks and began making them in fiber more than fifteen years ago. Throughout history, masks have allowed us to act out and act up, to lose ourselves in a role and to find parts of ourselves we might otherwise never know.

What about masks appeal to you?


  1. Masks have always held a fascination for me; from those created as ceremonial regalia by tribal communities and those created by artists across the globe. In these masks I see expressions on the face of the mask that exude sadness, joy, anger, strength and sometimes power. They allow the mask creator to make visible feelings that may not express easily in words. I have made a few masks, but mostly I collect them and display them in my home.

  2. KAM, Glad to see you giving it another try! Would love to see your masks. Hugs, Karen

  3. What a fabulous mask! From childhood masks have both frightened and enthralled me. My Dad traveled a lot, and brought home some Polynesian coconut masks that hung on my bedroom wall. I was afraid of them at night but loved them in the daylight! I don't know what happened to them over the years, but wish I still had them. Yours is much more cheerful, though! It must be the mystery that appeals to me ... who (or WHAT) is behind it??? Thanks for this second chance to win, as I missed the first one!

  4. Masks give us an opportunity to portray ourselves in a variety of ways, and to show the world what we want them to see about us. The mask allows us to try on a character we might have always wanted to be, but never had the courage. I am reminded of a favorite movie, "The Mask," with Jim Carrey, where even the dog got to be a character bigger than life. What fun it was to have a sense of ourselves in those masks too, saying and doing all the things we have wanted to say and do, but perhaps never had a chance, or never took the chance.

  5. Linda, Coconut masks, too cool. I wish you had them too.

    Anne, Thanks for the reminder of Jim Carrey's movie.

    Thanks for posting! I am enjoying this more than I thought I would.

    Hugs, Karen

  6. I'm not sure why I like masks. I have several ceramic masks in my bathroom that I've have for many yrs. I bought them in New Orleans. One is a black cat and that's my favorite.
    I love your masks because they are whimsical and fun.
    Susan Parker

  7. Masks are fascinating, we can hide behind them, show a brave, demure, flirtatious "face" to the world, however we wish to be seen! I love the Venitian masks and also those from Africa and I have a couple from the far East; but have never (as yet) worn one. I have been tempted to make one and think you have inspired me to try. Thank you Karen. Christine B.

  8. Susan, Thanks of the kind words. I own a black cat so would love to see your black cat mask.

    Christine, I'm thrilled that I have inspired you to make a mask. Please make sure you share it with me!

    With gratitude,


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