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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 5, 2014, 9:24 PM


October already! My favorite time of the year. I currently have no events scheduled in order to restock and prepare for xmas & "masquerade season."


CUSTOM ORDERS:  My available inventory of masks and ornaments can be found here:…;  or here:  If you can't find what you need there contact me for custom work. I'm taking mask orders now but will not be doing ornaments until November.

Custom Order Price List:

- Brocade masks: $36-$45, dependent on the cost of the embellishments.
- I can create a less expensive brocade mask for $20 each. It will not have a felt back, layered trims or a handmade fascinator. Contact me for a sample picture.

- Mulberry paper/flower masks, $35 - 37
- Handmade papier mache imp, goblin or bird/feather masks: $60-75 depending on complexity.

- Leather and lace or brocade eye mask - $34 to 40
- Victorian Ornaments: $17.50, multiples - $17 each


FaceBook business page:…;

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Sanitizing Feathers

When researching the proper way to sanitize bird feathers I came upon a lot of information - some of it good, some of it not so good and some of it just plain confusing. I have summarized the most useful info here in a blog on the subject:…



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Butterfly and Royal Blue by DaraGallery
Butterfly and Royal Blue
I wanted to create a few cheerful brocade masquerade masks as we are about to head into winter here. In this one the butterfly has left its meandering trail from corner to corner.
Butterfly and Ivory by DaraGallery
Butterfly and Ivory
This is the first of two butterfly themed brocade & paper mache masquerade masks that I just completed. I'll post the second in a second :)

More pics and price here:…
Chloris Flower Goddess Mask Wall Relief by DaraGallery
Chloris Flower Goddess Mask Wall Relief
It's that time of the year again! The Greene County Council on the Arts annual Salon show begins on November 22 and runs until the beginning of January. Some of the pieces I was hanging yesterday were quite wonderful - and reasonable - as this is a "small works show" with a price cap. Here's my entry for this year. She's Chloris, the Greek Goddess of flowers. I was inspired by the unfolding story of a large, Alexander the Great period tomb excavation currently underway in Greece. Chloris is a mixed media piece (mostly paperclay) with hand sculpted roses.
Left Handed Black And Silver Brocade Mask by DaraGallery
Left Handed Black And Silver Brocade Mask
And a final masquerade mask -  this time with the embellishment on the left side.

Help! I'm thinking of renaming my dA site & online venues (Etsy, Goodsmith', etc). Which name do you like best? 

10 deviants said Rose Mountain Studio
8 deviants said DaraGallery
7 deviants said Modern Maskology
5 deviants said Dara Trahan Studio



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