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. :)