Masquefaire is taking a short break.
I have a few orders stacked up, so I'm taking time off to complete them before accepting additional orders. And sorry guys and gals but I'll take a bit longer to reopen my shop because MY COSTUME COLLECTION will comprise a Fashion Show for charity because my extensive knowledge of costumes is well known !!!! Love it!
One does not have to have a doctorate to know how to research a subject, but I DO have one in biological sciences (I taught college as well), and I still do a lot of historical research. But I'm not snotty about it, as some others are. I generally find that people who are snotty know very little.
Now that I'm retired, art is a way for me to make money to give to charity.