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First Nation’s mask

Submitted by: Anonymous

Materials: Felt, beads, leather strips

I am part First Nations so I made a First Nations mask. My mask is a piece of red felt with leather strips tied to it. The leather strips have feathers and beads. I made a First Nations mask to honour all of the First Nations.

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Earth

Submitted by: Alisha

Materials: Mask, hot glue, glitter, ribbon, cloth, Pom Pom, felt, gems and white ribbon

The reason I made it because Covid-19 had make earth even worse, So I decided to make a mask about the earth. I had really joyed making the mask. This mask help me a bit by reaching my goals. The goals was getting better at sewing. Now I am a bit better at sewing. The describe I would use for this mask is natural and earth. The overall thought are that while I was making this mask is that it is really hard to write in mask.

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Thomas The Train

Submitted by: Big T

Materials: Fabric paint Fabric cutout

This mask was highly inspired by Thomas the train. I think during COVID we revisited a lot of shows and movies and Thomas the train was on of them I revisited. I tried to make this look like him but they had no grey and it just kinda got ruined but I think it looks ok.

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Dinosaurs in love

Submitted by: Noodle

Materials: Felt paper, thread, needle and marker.

Me and my friends did our masks together. So they all make sense together, we based our masks on a Tiktok sound since I’ve been on Tiktok so much during COVID it’s insane. One of my friends did dinosaurs having a party my other friend did dinosaurs eating fruit and cucumber. So if you put all of our masks together it should say dinosaurs in love, dinosaurs having a party they eat fruit and cucumber. 🦖🦕

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flowers + butterflies

Submitted by: student

Materials: embroidery thread, stencil, fabric paint

My mask has two embroidery roses and two butterflies. I first took some needle and thread, 5 minutes prior to this I got a quick crash course on how to do embroidery. On the first mask I didn’t follow a tutorial and it didn’t turn out quite how I expected it to. So I started over, and this time I searched up a tutorial on YouTube. It turned out pretty good but I noticed something was missing. I love butterflies and flowers so I thought they would go nice together. I decided to paint two butterflies on my mask with fabric paint.

The reason I chose to do embroidery is because it’s something new. It’s hard and tedious until you get used to the movement the flow of it. It’s definitely still tricky but you get better at it slowly. Which is exactly how I felt during quarantine and throughout the pandemic. My over all thoughts about this experience is, I would’ve liked for the roses to turn out better. I would also have liked to have more flowers. All things consider, I’m pretty proud of it. Given the limited materials and time.

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✨Emotional Growth✨

Submitted by: Ellie

Materials: Yellow fabric, burlap, twine, hot glue, felt, buttons, paint

I made my mask to symbolize the beauty in nature that we’ve come to appreciate due to the quarantine. Since we’ve been inside, I feel like I’ve been able to fully understand and truly cherish what I have previously looked over. I used flowers to represent this because I feel like they were a previously under-appreciated treasure in life. I felt like going outside during this difficult time has really helped relieve some of the constant stresses caused by the current state of the world, of which I am grateful for. All considered, I do feel like the execution of my design was decent. Thank you for reading this!! Have a lovely day!!! 🙂

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Painting depicting how it felt for me and colleagues

Submitted by: Sue bryant

Materials: Acrylic painting

My painting depicts how Covid 19 felt for me socially isolating alone and feeling so alone and isolated and my fellow nurses who were working surrounded by people but also feeling scared and lonely and isolated

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Initiation Armor 2020

Submitted by: Heidi Kummli

Materials: Leather, fur, metal, beads, love.

My beadwork is usually inspired by an emotion, or a component of some sort. For this project the whole idea resonated with me. And then there was the silver dragonfly bracelet, that has been in my bathroom for 2 decades. I spotted it the other day while I was pondering my mask. It spoke to me about transformation, it was asking me to incorporate it in my piece.

The year of 2020, has been like an initiation for humankind. We are all really experiencing a shift in how we live and honor the Earth. If we follow our normal ways of life, not honoring the other beings we live with, polluting, in a rush for everything and everyone, greed and material things. One can go on and on, as to what the change we need to make is, and perhaps different for everyone. If we don’t meet the challenge or the initiation, then we didn’t learn or suffer enough.

I feel that these mask, all of them so beautiful and different, can remind humankind that there is still beauty in the world. Despite all that is happening, nature and art are still all around us. We can step back from the rush of life, and once again use our hands, smell the flowers, be thankful for what we have, appreciate all life on the planet, love, share, give. Let’s embrace this initiation, and make the changes we need individually to make the world a better place for all our descendants, and being upon her.

This mask was created for the Breathe community Facebook group – A collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through 21st century pandemic.

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Right and Wrong

Submitted by: Wendy Boucher

Materials: Paper collage

An important mask demo.

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Social distancing

Submitted by: Dashaun

Materials: Metal

A sign: “While enjoying the outdoors, please be aware of your surroundings and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others”.