Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I love Pounce!!

Today is Pounce day!!


Every week we use the pounce button on Etsy to find new fantastic undiscovered shops and this week I found a very unique one!

The name is PetiteMascarade and belong to Jacob and Celeste.They create beautiful miniature mask that can transport you to a magical world.
Their mask are inspired by the magic of the masquerade, the beauty of nature and the character of small woodland creatures.Each mask is a unique piece made entirely by hand.

I asked them to tell me a little bit about their work and themself  and what a better way to tell you guys than transcribing their own words!

About our art... Hmmm... Well, we had been wanting to make art together for a while. I (Celeste) am an illustrator/painter and Jacob is great at sculpting and modeling, so we figured we ought to combine the two in some way.

We got the idea for the masks around Halloween. We created a large bull's head venetian mask for a minotaur costume, had a great time making it and it was quite popular (it got featured on the geek blog Boing Boing). We decided to make more animal/venetian masks and see what we could come up with. We thought of making the hummingbird mask first, a bit as a humorous opposite to the bull mask, because it was so tiny and cute in comparison. From the dainty jewel-like hummingbird sprouted the fantasy of little masquerade parties hosted by small animals and we decided to provide small birds, mice, insects and frogs with proper attire for the occasion...




It may be mainly a shameless excuse for us to completely go crazy in craft supplies, paint and sewing shops ;) But we are delighted with the great response we've had on Etsy since 'opening' our store in December. Lots of people added our masks as favorites and we're happy that they for a moment share the whimsical vision of little critters attending costume parties. Jacob and I enjoy every minute of creating each little mask, seeking the right shape and colors for them. We believe that enjoyment is contagious so hopefully we're spreading something pretty and fun around.

 


Only thinking about the little animals hosting little parties around the forest make me travel to a beautiful and magical world, just because of that this shop is one of a kind, please stop by and give them lot of love!!

4 comments:

To Sew With Love said...

great post about a great new shop!

Tatter Beans said...

awesome post ... i love the masks....

The Black Heart Revolution said...

Well I'm just having a fabulous time envisioning these forest creatures at these little parties! Great pounce and great post!!!

BonAndChi said...

omg!! totally in love with these little masks~ X3
really nice find Laura!!

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