~A woman is like a butterfly….

A woman is like a butterfly….

If you want her to stay near you, but fly as she should,
you must not brush the dust off her magical wings,
nor control her essence in your hand…
her beauty will be held only by a stillness and purity of heart.”
~Andrew Hawkes

Mrs S. A. Roach, Confectionery of All Kinds

I Thought This A Hoot!

I had carried with me a small volume of selected essays and poems of Emerson to kill time while waiting on the Doctor recently. The book was published in 1926 and so I presume this tiny clipping found within from a Newark, Delaware newspaper may be nearly as old. What I found striking was the obviously unfortunate juxtaposition between name and service rendered.

Mrs Roach ConfectioneryOf course there is no need to fear, if that puts you off a bit,  you can always go to the shop in the ad above Mrs. Roach’s, where not only do they serve ice cream, but “temperance drinks” as well.  It’s a good life!

Blessings of your choosing, David

Contact or Email David:  David Earl Johnson G+

~Long Face

~Long Face

Long Face is a plaster and wire fantasy mask measuring 20″ tall by 10″ at it’s widest. He was one of my first full sized masks and actually hung in the gable of my past Florida home for several years. Due to the layering of plaster and acrylic he seems to weather well. We recently mounted him in a recycled cedar fence board frame on a richly textured fabric. The overall piece measures 19″ wide by 29-1/4″ tall.

Image, mask creation, and comission pricing available upon request.

See the smiles we cast your way, dEj and KarenDragon

All materials the creation and property of masqueHysteria(c)2011


~ Butterflies I Have Met ~

I do so love the Butterfly with all it’s erratic grace, endless presentations, and moments of complete still.  dEj

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May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

At Peace

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

More photos of butterflies here ~ I Do Love the Butterfly!

Contact or Email David:  David Earl Johnson G+

All images available in various sizes and media upon request

All images are the copyrighted property of masquehysteria (c) dEj 2011

David Earl Johnson / masqueHysteria (c) 2011 

~Overlay Skulls~

A slideshow presentation of a few images I took of two skulls and the many ways they said “show us”. Any and all of our images are available as prints, postcards, and calendars… and we’re working on T-Shirts!

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All printed items are priced on request.

See the smiles we cast your way, david and Karen

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