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Himalayan Cat Mask by merimask Himalayan Cat Mask by merimask
So, I was contacted by the Martha Stewart show, and they might want me to do a demonstration of my mask-making technique on the show...right? If you're curious, check out my latest DA journal entry.

They wanted a couple samples of my work. One choice was obvious (the mask I'll be demonstrating for the show...pics of that coming soon), but what to do for the second mask?

Dragons are SO not Martha Stewart's style. Anything really exotic like my Persian motif masks...maybe not right for the yuppie "country livin'" image she is associated with. So hmm.

And then I got smart & went online & played with The Google a bit. Turns out Martha loves animals, and the animals she loves the most are her blue point himalayan cats!

So after learning that, my choice was easy. Does this make me a dirty whore? I suspect it does. ;-)

Like all my masks, this one is hand carved & shaped from one piece of 8oz leather. Painted with Liquitex acrylics.

I'll probably be offering this design in my Etsy shop eventually. [link]
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Tsukikora-Akane Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I just spotted this in the ''more from merimask" section and fell in love instantly! It's the cutest thing and I adore it! Xx Laura 
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KazTiz Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Hi...what would you charge to get this mask made again? Thanks.
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Kitinoat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
My friends is ordering this mask from you for his wedding and oddly enough i will be wearing this mask :D It is beautiful :D and I have the honor of wearing your beautiful work :D
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katenip88 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
probably my fave! i love kitties!
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dragona742 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw that show yesterday. Not on tv, but on the Internet. I was like OMG ANDREA IS IN THAT SHOW! It's so nice they invited you! She seemed to be really happy with this mask.
When you showed how to shape a mask, it looks so easy. But I think it isn't so easy as it looks like.
Anyway, great job, as always! :D
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merimask Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
LOL yeah! I was scared to death but I hid it well. :-) It was pretty surreal.
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dragona742 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But it was cool! You seemed so relaxed there. Like this isn't even a challenge, but something I'm doing the whole day xD You looked like that. Pretty impressive! :clap:
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angelavengerl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
This mask is gorgeous. She's sure to love it!
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EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Wow! Congratulations and good luck!

... and it doesn't make you a dirty whore, just a savvy businesswoman. ;-)

Anyway, this mask is so gorgeous. I'm glad you were inspired to try something you mightn't otherwise!
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merimask Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :-)

Yes, I agree; it's not a mask I might have done on my own without a catalyst. Sometimes inspiration comes from strange circumstances.
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