Sarajane Helm organizes monster swaps of miniature masks. The one she’s just sorting and mailing exchanged the works of 100 artists. Every participating artist makes ten masks which must each fit inside a three inch by three inch square. Other details are left up to the individual artist.

The designs of the masks are wild and varied (the ones here are from Valerie Aharoni). Even more amazing is the organizing and packaging that Sarajane has mastered to make these events happen.

The masks from swaps in 2001-2006 will be featured in her upcoming book “The Art Of Polymer Clay Masks” due out in Fall 2007. Melanie West has some of her swap contributions posted on her site too.

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  • reply Melanie West ,

    Oh, Cynthia, for a moment I thought Sarajane had release the photos for this year’s swap! *sigh* I shall just have to wait a bit longer, I guess.

    If anyone is interested in a mini (pun intended) “spoiler” – I have photos of some of the masks I submitted this year on my web site, in the gallery section. Anyone else want to share a spoiler? ;D

    *paces back and forth, waiting to see what everyone else sent in*

    • reply Valerie Aharoni ,

      Melanie! Your masks are wonderful! I have received mine and we were not in the same groups. Mine are simply devine. It is too much fun to play on this scale.

      Thanks for posting this Cynthia. Did you play??

      • reply Melanie West ,

        My masks finally arrived! Yipee! And they are beeeeaaaauuuuutiful! It always amazes me how a simple thing like a mini mask could be interpreted in so many ways. Wow!

        Glad you like my masks, Valerie. I can’t wait to see photos of work from other groups (including yours!).

        Thanks, Cynthia, for posting the link I sent. You are very sweet, my dear.

        • reply Aharoni’s hearts toggle at Polymer Clay Daily ,

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