Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hidden beauties!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I hope you all had a good weekend.

Well, this weekend was particularly interesting for us. We were invited to go to a factory that makes masks for mardi gras in Venice. They are the genuine thing!
The owner was an artist and living in Italy, when he was asked to make a mask for a friend, and it snow balled from there.
Some of his work was amazing. The detail put into the masks were stunning! We were allowed up into the factory were the ladies were hand painting the masks and laying gold over the casts.
It was hugely inspiring. A Sensory over load!

On our way back home we chatted about our favourite masks, and the craftsmanship that goes into the work, whilst we wandered through the streets of shkodera. What a Venetian feast!

Its a beautiful thing to know that hand crafts such as this is not a thing of the past and the streets of shkodera are hidden beauties waiting to be discovered!

Have a lovely week all of you...

1 comment:

  1. Love that last photo of Mina & Oliver, nicely captured against the sunlight. xx