Happy New Year, everyone! I hope life is treating you well so far.
My paper mache mask book project is winding down – just one more mask to finish, and one more chapter to write. I ordered some Instant Iron and Instant Rust so my ancient iron Celtic helmet should look very realistic. The hard part is waiting for it to get here. OK – the hard part really is going through all the words in the book and finding the zillions of typos that hide so well. But I won’t start that project until the helmet is done. [Edit: Since making the helmet I found a non-toxic iron coating that is much easier to use. It’s from Sculpt Nouveau, and they have lots of different metal coatings. I recommend their products instead of the Instant Iron mentioned above.)
The three I finished since the last post are shown below. I want to thank everyone who took the time to “vote” for the one you think should go on the cover.Â In the next week I’ll be going through the list of suggestions you gave me. The Kudu below isn’t an option for the cover (for search engine optimization reasons – TMI…) but if you still want to vote you can add the butterfly and owl to your list of candidates. I love hearing your suggestions. I don’t even mind if you vote twice! 😉
By the way, I couldn’t stop myself from snapping that picture at the top of this post. That cat looks so sweet, doesn’t she? A few seconds after I took the picture she jumped onto my work table in the middle of my paint (I managed to move all the important stuff in time) and then insisted that it was time for her cuddles. When she insists, all work stops. I guess that’s what cats are for, right?