One day as the sun drew low in the sky, it streamed through the diamond-shaped window in the gable of my studio and cast light and shade on the wall and the three masks I had on display. I took these photos of the dramatic effect. The masks can be purchased at my Etsy Shop. Follow Tahlia Newland's board TahliasMasks on Pinterest. … [Read more...]
The Magan Mask of Power – it’s real!
The Magan Mask of Power appears in my book Stalking Shadows, book two of the Diamond Peak Series (a YA fantasy). The heroine of the story must wear it to prove to a Magan (Magicians) lord that she has the power to defeat the master demon. Those who wear the mask without that kind of personal power go insane. I made the base of the mask around the time I wrote the book back in 2013, but I only finished it recently. Would you be able to wear the Magan Mask of Power? It’s designed so you can. This is it. There will never be another one like it, and it's only USD $152.57 or AUD $199 (craftspeople work for a pittance, but I meditate while I do it, so that gives it an ulterior purpose.) Buy Now I've also added a lovely new shell plaque to my masks for sale if you'd like one of my creations for less than $20. … [Read more...]
Chrysalis: A teenager finds herself. A multi-layered short film
Movies, small or large, on the big or the small screen is another of my passions, and I'm planning of sharing a bit more on this subject as time goes by. Not only do I like watching them. I also like making my own small silly versions. One of the delights of the digital age is that we can all have a go at such things. My daughter however, has more talent than me (in movie making and circus skills at least) and today I'm sharing the film she made for her New South Wales Higher School Certificate , the final year exams for secondary school children in NSW. She got 42 out of 45 marks for it. A very high score, and she is now studying communications media arts and production (ie film & TV) at the University of Technology Sydney. It's just over 7 mins long and is very watchable. If you watched her documentary, you might see a style staring to show in her work. Needless to say, this mum is very proud of her. … [Read more...]