There really isn't much to do in Venice, besides get lost. Oh, and look at masks. We would go around searching out the most beautifully crafted masks. The cheapest of these was around 25 euros, going up, up, up; depending on how intricate and large the mask became.
One mask that I kept revisiting was somewhere in the 50 euros (about $70) range--too much when I considered that I still was going to France and London. I kept debating. The mask was gorgeous, but would not be easy to travel without damaging. The price was such that I could either buy the mask and not get to do things like see a play at the Globe Theatre, or forgo the shopping.
My friend Becca, at one point, convinced me to buy the blank version of the mask (a much more do-able price of 3 euros) and we could make masks sometime when we got back. I bought two this way.
As time got away from us, the masks have sat gathering dust in a closet. A few weeks ago, Becca wrote to both myself and Lina, suggesting a night of fun and craftiness We both were on board and I got the idea to turn our project into a photoshoot after finishing the masks. Here's one of each of us in our masks.
|Me (Photo taken by Lina)|