Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Friday, June 17, 2011

Papier-Mâché Some Mystique Into Your Life





By Junior, of Junior's Farm
MPL Special Feline Correspondent
Arts & Crafts News Beat







Fans of Marvel Comics think of Mystique (Raven Darkhölme, among other aliases) as a fictional character associated with the X-Men franchise.  Teenage boys--well, we know what they're thinking.  Comics are heavily stylized to appeal to the younger male portion of the young adults audience.

Marvel Comics' Mystique






But mystique, by its everyday definition, is a mysterious quality that we may infuse into our lives.  But how, you may wonder?  What if you're hopelessly dull, like Scowl-Face?  How can mystique be introduced into such a drab existence?  Simple.  Don a mask.

Papier-Mâché Mask






Recently, my Library began a three-week workshop (well, it meets every Monday between June 6 to June 20, 2011) teaching patrons in grades K-12 to make French papier-mâché masks.  (Papier-mâché is French for "paper-chewing.")  Put on one of these, and you are assuming a secret identity, an alter ego in which you may secretly become anyone you choose.  Is that cool, or what?  Loads of mystery there, rest assured.

Papier-Mâché Masks May Be Partial or Full-Facial Covering

These are quite intriguing masks, and the ones our young patrons will be making at my Library will be totally pawsome, but I need something more suitable for moi, as Cauli would say.  A more feline design would be ideal.

Oooooow, I Like . . .

My Library should have some sort of costume ball/party/dance/whatever to which our young patrons could wear their masks (with costumes of their own design or choice).  Wouldn't that be something?  I would attend wearing the kitty mask (above) dressed as a key member of Feline Enforcers XIV, about whom Cauli has posted before.


I hope our young patrons enjoyed this interesting and creative workshop, which finishes its run next Monday (6/20/2011).  I hope Broadway Gal posts photos of the masks on the Library's Flickr account.






What Superhero Name Goes With My Mask?  Just Asking,

Junior, of Junior's Farm
MPL Special Feline Correspondent
Arts & Crafts News Beat



P.S.  The most famous masked man on 1950s American television was The Lone Ranger, whose ultra-cool theme song consisted of climactic portions of The William Tell Overture (1829) by Gioachino Rossini.  Here are the opening credits to the TV show The Lone Ranger (1949-1957).

4 comments:

  1. Hi Cauli, maybe u could set up a competition for your patrons to create the best mask for u!

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  2. My apologies, as I wrote Cauli rather than Junior who was reporting!

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  3. Great idea, Ellie! Junior or I will be blogging about that soon.

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  4. I don't know if a mask would do you justice, Cauli or Junior, but it is an adorable idea!

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