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Aequeor Tranquillium Mask by merimask Aequeor Tranquillium Mask by merimask
Okay...of all the many many masks I've made, this one here was my absolute favorite. I've always been most proud of my "Fighting Bettas" design and I'd always wanted to do that design in my favorite colors (silvery blue/green), so this was a very special mask for me.

The cool peaceful colors made the fish look less like fighters, more like pacifists. So I named it "Aequeor Tranquillium"..."peaceful oceans".

I have no idea where it is. :shrug: I sent it out into the world...it was meant as a birthday gift for someone I admired (Jon Anderson , who has made music I have loved since I was a little kid), but I have no idea whether he got it or not. Sometimes I do stuff like that; I just send a special piece of art to a person I admire who has influenced my life and my art. Sometimes they get it, sometimes they don't. I hope it's not lost... But at any rate it's done and beautiful and swimming away out there somewhere.

I really wish Jim Henson was still alive. :( Of all the people I'd love to thank, he's at the top of my list. Jon Anderson was the next one.
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:iconthundertwinkies:
thundertwinkies Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
La Koi La Koi La Koi 
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:iconartkonik:
artkonik Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconechoshi:
Echoshi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make some amazing masks!
If I ever find the need for a mask, I will most definitely order from your etsy. Or if I have the resources to splurge!
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LittleRed224 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing i love the colours
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:iconspgir:
spgir Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that's pretty.
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Priincessx33 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
woah!*-*
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Well, because I'm a Pisces and an Avatar fan I should fav this.
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Nimue13 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omg this is the most beautiful mask Iīve ever seen :wow: really, itīs such a great work. The colors are wonderful! awwwww I wish I could wear such beautiful stuff....or create it by my own....
really love it :love:
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evermorefire Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! The best mask I've seen to date. (: I'm absolutely astonished that it's leather. Fantastic work!
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Cogmancer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love the masks that you've made, and I agree that this is, if not the best, then at least top three on this site. Leatherworking is one craft I have yet to try my hand at. I admit I'm a little afraid of not being successful.
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xXShiningstar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
It flows together so nicely! And every detail is perfected, I still can't believe it's leather!
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:iconchaosimperial:
ChaosImperial Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Reminds me of a work of M.C. Escher's, but for the face. It's fantastic. I'd wear it whenever, cause I'm a big kid. lol.
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lonelyness16 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
How much do you charge if some one want to buy one?
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:iconcookiemonster1597:
cookiemonster1597 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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babyboo69 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Beautiful! What an amazing gift for a Pisces =)
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:iconaoiookami516:
AoiOokami516 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Kind of reminds me of Pisces. You should do Zodiac masks if you haven't already. :)
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:iconaoiookami516:
AoiOokami516 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
**Zodiac (Chinese and .. American?)
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:iconkaos-ninja9:
Kaos-Ninja9 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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Garrett-Jax Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Very Very Cool
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:iconyachiru5:
Yachiru5 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Photographer
amazing
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DiamondWalker Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that's so creative!
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Moongazer8 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely work :)
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:iconwildphoenix22:
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! I absolutely love the colors and the design is superb as well! Truly beautiful work!
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This work was featured here --> [link] (Just wanted to let you know! :D)
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Partial-Credit Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exquisite!
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lilluvlyan9el Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
delicate!!! I love love love this! Are you making another and perhaps selling it?
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merimask Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :) I make them from time to time...they can also be requested in my shop (link in sig below), though I'm a bit backed up with orders right now. If you subscribe to the RSS feed from my shop, you'll get notifications when I put new things in there.
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lilluvlyan9el Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
sweet, thank you! Do you have fb or twitter also?
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tangleless-threadz Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this, thank you for sharing your talents with the world. Jim would be proud.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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GabrioCS Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow what kind of material you used???
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joeyjo Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is incredibly beautiful, and it looks zodiac inspired :D It looks like the sign for Pisces (which is in fact, my sign)
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Skwawesome Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This one is pure love!
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:iconagrafa18:
Agrafa18 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I'm full of admiration for your work.
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:iconshinshiphen:
shinshiphen Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow you're works are absolute amazing. <may I ask . wich materials are the masks out? It isn't wood or is it?
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:iconspirkie:
Spirkie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of your masks have that daring kind of look to them like they are meant to say "I am here!" This one is elegant and bold all the same. :)
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:iconsinnedwolf:
SinnedWolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Im not gonna lie, this REALLY deserves a DD.
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:iconwhiteandorange:
whiteANDorange Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
oh wow
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:iconisy-dance:
Isy-dance Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
wow, this looks great!
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:iconskunk-chan:
Skunk-chan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've probably already gotten a comment saying this, but... That looks like the star sign Pisces!
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:iconcurious-reader:
curious-reader Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This is stunning! I just went through most of your gallery and every piece is spectacular! :squee:
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Lilietdesecaus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
just awesome!
I wish I could have a chance to wear it somewhere and make whole costume... especially in these colours,... water and beautifull
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eltonandrea Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
i love this so much
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Puruansesuriri Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
wonderful mask I love it !
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evikted Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
This is extremely beautiful!
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SeeUtheVocaloid Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
THIS REMINDS ME OF MY ZODIAC SIGN!! Pisces! cause pisces is the twin fish and they usually look just like this! i love this sooo Much! this is awsome!
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Unicorn--Hooker Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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TheEel Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Your masks are amazing!!

I'm browsing your gallery out of boredom and...I'm simply amazed.
The detail you put in them is...wow.
I have no words. :heart:
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LokiCerberus Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Just amazing.
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MACHINE-BIRDY Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Wow! This is nice!
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