I did a little bit of everything in my studio today. I worked on masks, potholders, my Three Graces fabric painting and my Corona Kimono.
I began by finishing up the Muscle Woman Potholder for Julz that I started yesterday. Then I made another potholder for her using dancing woman fabric that I got in India, thinking she may not want to actually use the Muscle Woman Potholder as a potholder. But she cooks all the time and is also the owner with her husband of the Vermont Spatzle Company, so I know she could use a potholder.
(I didn’t put yesterday’s post on Facebook because I want the potholder to be a surprise and Julz might see it there)
Then I made a couple of masks for Jon’s sister Jane. Jane works at Wegman’s grocery store so she’s exposed to people all day long.
I wanted to make her a special mask with a little mojo in it. So I chose the mask fabric that I got in India, thinking about the gargoyles on Cathedrals that keep evil away. I also picked a fabric with a leopard on it thinking of protection and the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet who is part lion (another big cat) and a healer as well as a warrior.
I also made a mask for Sue Silverstein, the teacher, and friend who works at Bishop Maginn High School and works so well with Jon to let him know just what the kids from the school need. When she said she could use a mask, I immediately knew that the butterfly fabric would be just right for her.