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Un-Masked… unveiling a collage for The Mask Project

Final mask for Denver Hospice’s The Mask Project, “Foundling,” by Janice McDonald.

Last fall I was invited to create artwork to contribute to The Mask Project, an auction to benefit Denver Hospice. Once I agreed, I received my “canvas,” — a cold-looking, almost life-sized, white plaster mask.

Mask upon arrival at my studio.

The raw mask sat in the studio looking blankly at me for quite […]


Halloween: boo-tifully creative monster masks

Let me preface this post by saying that we live in a neighborhood that takes Halloween VERY seriously… On a typical Halloween we will have 300-400 costumed kids stopping by between 5:30 and 7:30pm, the official end of trick-or-treating. (After which, the adults on our block usually have a party!)

Thought it would be […]