Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tatting in a hurry

A couple of days ago, my best friend asked me if she could borrow the mask I tatted- my very first piece- for a film she was acting in over the weekend.  I wasn't even sure where the mask was, so I offered to tat her a new one.  Ambitious, no?

I showed her a few pictures of masks I'd found online, and printed off the directions to the one I liked best (and was sure she would, too) but wouldn't you know, she chose a different one!  It was fairly simple to make, but because I was working without a pattern and WITH a time frame, I didn't allow myself the luxury of going back to fix any mistakes I made.  Here's the final result:

Like I said, it'll work for what she's wanting, but I'm not too thrilled with the poor quality of the piece.  Now, to save my own self-respect, I need to make another mask, just to show that I can do a better job than this. :)

I keep telling myself that Lesley chose this design, and if she likes the final piece, I should be happy with it too.  Feels like a cop-out though.  I know I can do better, and hope that with a little more time, I can replace this mask with one that I'm not embarrassed to put my name on.

Until then though........  many other projects to be working on. :)

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