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March. Finally

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 9:33 AM


It's been a REAL winter here in the Catskill Mountains and I'm looking forward to the warmer weather! Soon "masquerade season" will be over and I can start thinking about "festival season." 

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CUSTOM ORDERS:  My available inventory of masks and other crafts can be found here: www.zibbet.com/daragallery, handmadeartists.com/shop/DaraG… here: www.etsy.com/shop/DaraGallery If you can't find what you need at these locations contact me for custom work. 

Custom Order Price List*:

- Brocade masks: $36-$45, dependent on the cost of the embellishments.
- I can create a less expensive brocade mask for $22 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: $60-80 depending  on complexity.

- Leather and lace or brocade eye mask - $36 to 42
- Victorian Ornaments: $18, multiples - $17 each


* Does not include a small design fee for some projects. Deposit may be required. See my Etsy  Store policy page for details. 


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UPCOMING EVENTS 

The February/March "masquerade season" is upon us, however, I am thinking of the upcoming Festival season. Here's my *very tentative* schedule:

- Mayfaire on the Greene ?, Holland Pattern, NY - May 12 & 13 
- NY Capital District Renaissance Festival, Altamont, NY June 13 & 14
- Medieval Fantasy Renaissance Faire ?, Ansonia, CT, weekends June 20 - July 5
- Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park, NYC, September 2015
- Cairo, NY Apple Festival, Columbus Day Weekend, October 2015


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FaceBook business page: www.facebook.com/pages/Daragal…;

Please take a second to like It would be greatly appreciated!

~D

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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: daragallery.wordpress.com/2013…

  

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Clubs:
:iconartisancraft: :iconthe-mask-club: :iconphantom-of-da-opera: :icondaparanormal: :icondigital-art-fantasy: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :iconmask-makers: :iconmasked-fans: :iconbuyhandmade::iconetsysellers:



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March. Finally

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 3, 2015, 9:33 AM


It's been a REAL winter here in the Catskill Mountains and I'm looking forward to the warmer weather! Soon "masquerade season" will be over and I can start thinking about "festival season." 

~~~~~

CUSTOM ORDERS:  My available inventory of masks and other crafts can be found here: www.zibbet.com/daragallery, handmadeartists.com/shop/DaraG… here: www.etsy.com/shop/DaraGallery If you can't find what you need at these locations contact me for custom work. 

Custom Order Price List*:

- Brocade masks: $36-$45, dependent on the cost of the embellishments.
- I can create a less expensive brocade mask for $22 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: $60-80 depending  on complexity.

- Leather and lace or brocade eye mask - $36 to 42
- Victorian Ornaments: $18, multiples - $17 each


* Does not include a small design fee for some projects. Deposit may be required. See my Etsy  Store policy page for details. 


~*~*~*~*~

UPCOMING EVENTS 

The February/March "masquerade season" is upon us, however, I am thinking of the upcoming Festival season. Here's my *very tentative* schedule:

- Mayfaire on the Greene ?, Holland Pattern, NY - May 12 & 13 
- NY Capital District Renaissance Festival, Altamont, NY June 13 & 14
- Medieval Fantasy Renaissance Faire ?, Ansonia, CT, weekends June 20 - July 5
- Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park, NYC, September 2015
- Cairo, NY Apple Festival, Columbus Day Weekend, October 2015


~*~*~*~*~

FaceBook business page: www.facebook.com/pages/Daragal…;

Please take a second to like It would be greatly appreciated!

~D

~*~*~*~*~

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: daragallery.wordpress.com/2013…

  

~*~*~*~*~



Clubs:
:iconartisancraft: :iconthe-mask-club: :iconphantom-of-da-opera: :icondaparanormal: :icondigital-art-fantasy: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :iconmask-makers: :iconmasked-fans: :iconbuyhandmade::iconetsysellers:



Lady Amherst and Peacock Feather Mask by DaraGallery
Lady Amherst and Peacock Feather Mask
Well, it's been a very busy month and a half. It's masquerade mask season so the orders keep a-comin'. I did get a chance to create this green-blue feather eye mask for a client's masquerade ball auction. The feather work is based on my hummingbird mask just cut down from a half mask to an eye mask due to turn around time. I have 14 unfinished masks sitting here waiting for things to calm down.  
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Ivory Gold Satin Brocade Masquerade Mask by DaraGallery
Ivory Gold Satin Brocade Masquerade Mask
Satin Brocade over paper mache. I was going to add trim. It would have taken away from the peacock tail feather pattern. I just added a few crystals in the right places instead.

Available here:  www.etsy.com/listing/222265052…   

Wow, ok, this one sold quickly... don't know if it was the panther, peacock feathers or deciding to leave off trim, but someone like it.
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Blue Brocade Masquerade Mask With Plume by DaraGallery
Blue Brocade Masquerade Mask With Plume
Here's the blue brocade and paper mache mask I posted earlier with an Ostrich plume added. She is off to a wedding. I'll definitely be using this brocade again soon. 
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Help! I'm thinking of renaming my dA site & online venues (Etsy, Goodsmith', etc). Which name do you like best? 

33%
10 deviants said Rose Mountain Studio
27%
8 deviants said DaraGallery
23%
7 deviants said Modern Maskology
17%
5 deviants said Dara Trahan Studio

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:love: Thank you for the favorites, it really means bunches to me that you enjoy my artwork! I invite you to add me to your watch so that you can see all the future beaded and stitched pieces I have planned!
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Thank you for fav on Miniature Halloween Decorations :)
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