One of the biggest attractions at ArtBeat is the vast collection of arts and crafts booths selling all kinds of alluring items.
I saw this wooden masquarade mask with distinctly Abyssinian-like markings in a woman’s hand at the Magpie booth and I dashed up and blurted out: “Do you have any more of those cat masks? I need one!”
The shopkeeper looked at me like I was a bit nutty and, bemusedly, pulled out a second cat mask.
Then she saw Jacoby in his stroller and it all made sense. This clever wooden mask on a stick is a “Silly Stick” made by Maple Landmark in Middlebury, VT. But as great as it is that the mask looks like an Abyssinian…
…the backside is a scuba mask with a small clownfish!
How perfect is this for the NEMO show next month?!