Paula deChelly's Profile

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I started making masks with a theater friend of mine. After the first mask--I was hooked! That was twenty years ago and my passion for creating masks has only deepened and continued to grow. I love everything about making masks, from the excitement of letting my imagination run wild, to the organic process of building them, to the charming stories that emerge while painting and adorning. I am fascinated by how the masks seem to come into form by themselves--it's like a meditation and all I have to do is get out of the way...Each mask is a presence, a personality waiting to take shape. The absolute truth--I love making masks!

Some of my masks are in my personal collection (I have included stock photos of some of these in my shop. If you need one, I can make any of them for you, including your input as to color, attitude, etc.) Others are for sale and ready to be shipped out to you immediately. I…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 24
  • Joined March 23, 2012

Favorite materials

Plaster Gauze, Paper Mache, Paper, Cloth Flowers, Ribbons, Horsehair, Kanekalon Hair, Feathers, Leather, Fox and Mink Pelts, Acrylic Paint, Metal Hangers

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About

I started making masks with a theater friend of mine. After the first mask--I was hooked! That was twenty years ago and my passion for creating masks has only deepened and continued to grow. I love everything about making masks, from the excitement of letting my imagination run wild, to the organic process of building them, to the charming stories that emerge while painting and adorning. I am fascinated by how the masks seem to come into form by themselves--it's like a meditation and all I have to do is get out of the way...Each mask is a presence, a personality waiting to take shape. The absolute truth--I love making masks!

Some of my masks are in my personal collection (I have included stock photos of some of these in my shop. If you need one, I can make any of them for you, including your input as to color, attitude, etc.) Others are for sale and ready to be shipped out to you immediately. I love making custom orders and collaborating with you to create the mask of your dreams. Don't hesitate to convo me about it.

My masks are not meant to be worn, but rather are art pieces, design elements, wall hangings, magic...

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