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Beki Wearing Columbina Del Tempo by merimask Beki Wearing Columbina Del Tempo by merimask
There is something so thrilling about seeing my masks being modeled and photographed by Beki Stilborn :::iconxxxbekixxx: , especially for me as a mask-making artisan.

To me, my masks are just the things I love to make. A compulsion, a collage of ideas, a pretty concoction of colors and designs. I make them all the time, so I'm too close to them to be objective.

But when Beki picks a location, crafts her make up, chooses (or makes) her outfit, puts on my mask and creates one of these portraits...it becomes something different. The mask is ~alive~, suddenly. It has a soul, because the soul resides in the eyes and when there are eyes behind my mask, it's complete. Now it breathes. Now it sees. Now it has a heartbeat.

Other mask artists will know exactly what I am talking about. It's very exciting to see your art come alive like that. :)

Colombina Del Tempo mask created by Merimask: [link]
Model/photographer Beki Stilborn: [link]

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:iconpouttnik:
pouttnik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
nice mask!
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
feature [link] :icongrin--plz:
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The-Beauty-With-In Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
i want the shirt lol
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blood2line2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Beautiful !!!
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful pic! ^_^ really nice
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mtnboy64 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I been following your work on Beki's page and I have to say it is stunning work you do! Beki does have that talent to bring the best out of everything she touches. I do hope the both of you have a good and long relationship in this venture.
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Sesaline Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
that is some crazy camouflage shirt against that wall
this is neat *w*
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TeddyMannen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
OMG that one is cool! :O (I noticed to turned comments on again? OwO, awesome<3)
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cyborgagent017 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Love this photo. Captures your mask perfectly.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :) I'm just thrilled with her work.
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