Each October our regional arts council holds a fundraising masquerade ball. I was one of six artists asked to create a mask to auction off for the cause. I agreed, then thought "What was I thinking? I'm a 2-D guy--in college I couldn't even throw a piece of pottery that didn't end up being a twelve pound ashtray!"
My solution was to cop out a little, stay in my comfort zone and do a slightly modified self-portrait, holding my mask.
You can see the great masks created by the other artists at www.artseast.org.