Dreamer Mask: Breakthrough

3D printed. Material is white, strong, flexible. See more at Lumecluster.com

This piece is part of my upcoming Kickstarter. More details coming soon!

As a creator, maker, entrepreneur, finding your next big (or small) breakthrough is always on your mind. The “Dreamer Mask: Breakthrough” symbolizes the unpredictable nature of breakthroughs and how they can wash over you at the most unexpected moments in your life (usually when you’re not even actively seeking them out ;).

Whether or not your eyes are wide open, being able to catch your moments of genius depends on your ability to keep an open mind to a potential opportunity when (and if) you choose to see it.

This mask is wearable and you can also easily see through the eyelids :) It’s also a beautiful decorative piece for your office or home.

How to keep hope alive when your dreams are falling apart

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.” ― Helen Keller

I’d like you to think back…to that first time (or the many times) when you (re)discovered what you’re meant to do with your life or to that moment when you thought you finally “figured it out.”

It felt amazing, didn’t it? Your mind was racing with thoughts and ideas. That huge rush of anticipation and purpose flooded your entire being because your life felt like it was finally heading in some clearer direction. In those moments, your life felt perfect.

But in one fell swoop, that hopeful optimism can be fractured. Maybe by a bad business decision, perfection paralysis, failing to turn an idea into reality, realizing something isn’t your passion after all, or struggling to make ends meet…

Overwhelmed with anger, fear, or frustration, you might attempt to convince yourself that the once crystal clear path has become a sloppy mess of “wasted” energy and “silly” aspirations. Your mind cycles through variations of, “Why is this happening to me?” or “Why can’t this be easier?” But I bet your favorite one of all is…

“Will I ever really make it?”

Sure, life will throw you curveballs and the downers will always make you question your choices by pressuring you to “face the facts” and “be realistic.” But in the end, it all comes down to one thing:

Perspective.

You can either choose the empowering perspective or the disempowering one. Because no matter what you experience or what other people say about you (or what you do), YOU have the final word on what you choose to tell yourself and how you perceive your experiences.

Sound hard? It doesn’t have to be. To prove it to you, I’d like to share a story…

Natasha Hope-Simpson & 3D printed prosthetics: a story about turning tragedy into creative hope…

Click here to read the whole blog post

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Lumecluster helps entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art. Melissa is also co-founder of PianoVerse, a place for adult piano lessons in Queens, New York.


"Sifting Dreams" jewelry collection coming soon to Stilnest.

These are only renders of the jewelry collection that I’ve been designing for Stilnest. There will be a third piece (earrings!) that will be added to the collection. These will be printed in sterling silver :D Looking forward to sharing this (and my own Lumecluster jewelry collection) soon! <3

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Lumecluster helps entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art. Melissa is also co-founder of PianoVerse, a place for adult piano lessons in Queens, New York.


Dreamer Mask: Illumination (half mask)

3D printed. Material is white, strong, flexible. See more at Lumecluster.com

This is a derivative of my first piece (Dreamer Mask: Illumination) in my series of Dreamer/Nightmare masks. Design is drawn from my flowing/chaotic black and white ink illustrations. The half mask version is for those of you who prefer keeping half your face free :) Completed March 2014

Overall, the mask aims to raise a discussion on how we choose to wear our dreams (or nightmares) at rest, work, play, and life. The design is originally derived from my fluidly chaotic black and white ink illustrations.

Lumecluster helps entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art. Melissa is also co-founder of PianoVerse, a place for adult piano lessons in Queens, New York.


Nightmare Mask: Fear

3D printed. Material is white, strong, flexible. See more at Lumecluster.com

This is my second mask in my Dreamer/Nightmare Mask Series. This mask represents the fear that can consume us in our nightmares and our waking life.

The outer layer of the mask is raised 4.5 mm away from the inner mask to produce gentle/eerie shadow. Design is derived from my black and white illustrations on lumecluster.com. It is both a wearable piece of art and a great sculptural display when under natural lighting or backlit. The whole mask is modeled as one single piece.

Lumecluster helps entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art.  She is also co-founder of PianoVerse, a place for adult piano lessons in Queens, New York.

Dreamer Mask: Illumination

3D printed. Material is white, strong, flexible. See more at Lumecluster.com

This is my very first 3D model and first attempt at 3D printing. This mask is also the first of the Lumecluster Dreamer/Nightmare Mask Series.

The mask portrays the unpredictability of the creative and entrepreneurial Dreamer’s wonderlands.Its flowing asymmetry stands for the Dreamer’s questions, curiosities, and uncertainties just as much as their potential for discovering clarity and hope.

Overall, the mask aims to raise a discussion on how we choose to wear our dreams (or nightmares) at rest, work, play, and life. The design is originally derived from my fluidly chaotic black and white ink illustrations.

Lumecluster helps entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art. She is also co-founder of PianoVerse, a place for adult piano lessons in Queens, New York.

"Tiger Lily Doesn't Equal Human Torch" plus a very long rant

thisfeliciaday:

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The other day I posted this tweet:

"Wait they cast a white chick for Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan? Did they not remember Lone Ranger last year? Or, you know, racism?"

(If you didn’t hear, Rooney Mara is supposedly playing Tiger Lily, who is a princess of the “Native” tribe, in the…


Dreamer Mask: Illumination

3D printed. Material is white, strong, flexible. See more at Lumecluster.com

This is my very first 3D model and first attempt at 3D printing. This mask is also the first of the Lumecluster Dreamer/Nightmare Mask Series.

The mask portrays the unpredictability of the creative and entrepreneurial Dreamer’s wonderlands.Its flowing asymmetry stands for the Dreamer’s questions, curiosities, and uncertainties just as much as their potential for discovering clarity and hope.

Overall, the mask aims to raise a discussion on how we choose to wear our dreams (or nightmares) at rest, work, play, and life. The design is originally derived from my fluidly chaotic black and white ink illustrations.

Lumecluster helps entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art. She is also co-founder of PianoVerse, a place for adult piano lessons in Queens, New York.


Nightmare Mask: Fear

3D printed. Material is white, strong, flexible. See more at Lumecluster.com

This is my second mask in my Dreamer/Nightmare Mask Series. This mask represents the fear that can consume us in our nightmares and our waking life.

The outer layer of the mask is raised 4.5 mm away from the inner mask to produce gentle/eerie shadow. Design is derived from my black and white illustrations on lumecluster.com. It is both a wearable piece of art and a great sculptural display when under natural lighting or backlit. The whole mask is modeled as one single piece.

Lumecluster helps entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art She is also co-founder of PianoVerse, a place for adult piano lessons in Queens, New York.


3D printed. Material is white, strong, flexible. See more at Lumecluster.com

“Unearth the heart in what you do.” A reminder to those of us who are always fighting for our hopes, dreams, and futures.

A sweet little art piece to decorate your wall or desk or to share with a loved one. This design was originally derived from my ink illustration.

Lumecluster helps entrepreneurs break through fear and self-doubt through inspirational writing and 3D printed art She is also co-founder of PianoVerse, a place for adult piano lessons in Queens, New York.

lacarpa:

Chibalove


artmonia:

Dou Leung.


artsyrup:

Alberto Seveso

lucygoose:

Twisted

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