While many of the masks I make are pretty and romantic, some are not. There are the Steampunk ones, the geeky ones, the creepy ones and then the just plain odd. I recently
finished and listed this “Bacon” mask. I cut and painted pieces of salvaged leather and then attached them to a mask base that I’d painted in a fairly neutral colour. I was actually trying to achieve a “lightly toasted piece of toast” finish but, since the bacon turned out to look like the uncooked stuff, that would be kinda gross. I’m still working on a pair of ones that will look like cooked crispy bacon, on greasy paper towel. (the paper towel is already done and looks just like it was soaked in grease! I keep thinking that I should be less proud than I am about that achievement) As a completely unjuried site, Etsy has more-than-a-little bit of weird to be found. There are people who make fun of some of the things that can be found, but I prefer the attitude of the person who set up the Celebrate Odd Etsy! Blog. The idea is to look at the strange stuff and celebrate the well-done, but odd things that appear there in abundance. They are also a member of the sites “Team Bacon” so I guess that’s how I caught their eye. “Bacon” leads a trio of my masks that were featured on it yesterday. I’m pleased to be in such good company so feel free to take a look!