The Elephant in the Room

I finally finished the elephant mask! I originally made it as a birthday present for a good friend of mine, but since it took so long, it will now be a big birthday/christmas present. I think it's the largest mask I've ever made, but considering that, it's quite comfortable to wear.  :) A few days … Continue reading The Elephant in the Room

Some Updates

It's cold and rainy these days and it gets dark before 5 PM. This is not the kind of thing to encourage a person. But luckily there is a lot you can do indoors, like studying, or reading, or making costumes. I finally could bring my mannequin out from the art room in the basement … Continue reading Some Updates

Final Touches on the Mannequin (and other Things)

I've been working on this mannequin project over the course of the last month. I will use it to design costumes and display them once they are finished. A couple of days ago, The mannequin got its burlap "skin" coat, and today I painted that coat light grey. When that dries, I can consider this … Continue reading Final Touches on the Mannequin (and other Things)

Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin

I've been working on my mannequin and adding new layers to stabilize it. I will add a final layer of white-painted burlap to finish it off. The reason I made this mannequin is to use it in making my costumes. And for starters, I will be making a cowboy-costume for a christmas party (costume party … Continue reading Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin

Spontaneous Build!

How did you fill your day? I had a day off from school and several options to act upon. And though I did do several things, the most noteworthy among these would be a spontaneous build: A mannequin to hold up and display my costumes. I built it out of reclaimed materials I had lying … Continue reading Spontaneous Build!

A Dorm, a Rhino, an Elephant!

I am a few days late with this, but here are some pictures of the dorm living room. It's still missing some pillows and some new pictures on the wall, but apart from that, this project is basically done. :) Also, the rhino mask is now varnished and done. I think I like it as … Continue reading A Dorm, a Rhino, an Elephant!

Travel Log, Day 3: Lucca

We slept in and had a simple form of fresh bruschetta. I just put together some tomatoes, onions, garlic, mozzarella, spices and olive oil and vinegar. The lemon rind added a nice touch :) Then we drove into Lucca and rented some bikes for a few hours. You can ride on top of the city … Continue reading Travel Log, Day 3: Lucca

Lord of the Flies?!

I revamped an old desk lamp and made it into a taller lamp for the new student living room. The stand is made of concrete and a metal rod from an old bed. I think it will look great when it finds its home in Ewersbach. :) Speaking of light, you know what is attracted … Continue reading Lord of the Flies?!

Project Progress: Furniture and Masks

We are officially into our summer break. From now until Mid September, I have more time to catch up on creative projects that were on hold for a while. Here's what I've tackled so far: Project 1: The dorm living room. This will be an ongoing project for the summer. I will be working with … Continue reading Project Progress: Furniture and Masks

What I’ve been Up to

My blog has been quiet and I've been working. Here's what I've been up to: Exams are ahead some are now passed Lots to know, but fun as well. I'm not a genius, but I do what I can And that is sufficient for now. No paintings to show But a mask in the make … Continue reading What I’ve been Up to

A Lioness!

Today I finished the lion mask! I originally wanted it to be a male lion, but during painting, I decided to turn it into a lioness. It has a strap on it and a thin, black cloth behind the eyes. That way, you can wear it and see your environment without your eyes showing. The … Continue reading A Lioness!

Work in Progress: Mask and Canvas!

I was down with a cold for a week, so I was confined to my room and the campus area. But today I was better, so I got in the car and went to buy some necessary tools and supplies, among those a new hammer. With the hammer, I could finish the canvas. I also … Continue reading Work in Progress: Mask and Canvas!

Straw Figures Workshop!

I got to host and teach a straw figure workshop last Saturday. We ended up being 5 people, all of whom had fun making characters out of straw and wire. I thought the results were cool to see :)

A Mask, a Unicorn, a Chagall-Afternoon

I just put my 2nd Kasperle-Mask on Ebay and am excited to see what happens. :) While I was doing some research for my history presentation, I came across the "medical knowledge" of the 12th century, as told by Hildegard of Bingen. It's quite something to realize that what she was writing about medicine was … Continue reading A Mask, a Unicorn, a Chagall-Afternoon

Kasperle finished!

I just put a final coat of varnish on my Kasperle-mask, and declare him finished! I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it was a big moment to see him all painted. Tomorrow we have an opening ceremony for the new students, and each student is supposed to bring an object which describes something about … Continue reading Kasperle finished!