Saturday, February 13, 2010
With carnival celebrations taking place around the world this time of year, the Artful Paper Doll proudly gives you the Bal Masque. The purpose of this blog event is to connect artists in celebration of their artistic expression through the decoration of a carnival mask. Be sure to visit the attendees of this event (right sidebar) to see their lovely creations.
The proposition of a blank anything, can be intimidating as I discovered while creating my mask for this event. What does one do? In my Scarlett O'Hara moment, I went to bed of course and decided I would "think about it tomorrow."
Ah, but the universe had other plans for me and left me to slumber with a question that seemed to pop into my head from out of nowhere. What would Marie do?
We know what this one did but I was thinking of something a little more girlie. Pink, ruffles, lace, white, satin, ribbon, green, roses, paper filigree, lots of glitter, pearls, feathers, the ideas just kept coming.
The inner voice echoed thoughts of pretty vintage papers, scripted advertisements and aged ephemera.
It must sparkle and shimmer in sublime elegance befitting a queen.
Soften the look with signature finishes of satin, laces, feathers and pale pink roses.
Nature's delicate beauty, her symbol of transformation makes a perfect embellishment.
Paper filagree and miniature rose bouquets are decadent as a frame completing the look of this precious little mask.
I am Cinderella at her first ball, I am Marie, I can be anyone I want to be. See you next year!
This post is also being included as my Pink Saturday contribution so please be sure to visit How Sweet the Sound and the lovely Beverly for more Pink goodness.