Mini* Aesthetics put out a challenge to create a scene representing a holiday or observance in the month of February, and I chose MARDI GRAS! I went to high school in New Orleans and I always looked forward to Mardi Gras! Even though I've only experienced the G-rated, family version, it was great fun to attend the parades with family and friends. Some day I plan to get back down there to experience the
X R-rated version. :) We like to attend the Bayou Festival and the Crawfish Festival in Long Beach, CA, during the summer to get a little "Nawlins" flavor. It's a good time with some great Zydeco bands with a little Zydeco two-steppin', good food and New Orleans steppers dressed in traditional Mard Gras colors (purple, green and gold) that parade around the venue. We've also gone down to San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter a couple of times for their celebration. Today we're headed to the Farmer's Market in L.A. for their celebration.
I love me some Mardi Gras!
I really don't care to work with assistants because they always have issues, especially these creative types, but what's a float without riders? So, meet my Krewe:
I know him as Lil Man. His only concern was that he preferred to wear purple instead of green because green did nothing for his complexion. Once I explained that I couldn't pull a switch because there wasn't enough green fabric to cover-up Big Boy, he was cool and happy to be there. Such a sweetheart!
She calls herself Butterfly (already reason to raise an eyebrow). Butterfly rocks a tatted, bald head and she didn't want to wear the wig. It went against her individuality and her creative spirit and she didn't want to look like everyone else... blah, blah, blah! I told her it was my float, my design, my vision, and my vision had hair in it, lots of hair, dreadlocks! So she just needed to shut-up, put on the wig, stand up straight, and just wave and smile... just wave and smile....
OMG! Big Boy! Mr. I'm-too-sexy-for-my-
HAPPY MARDI GRAS!
from Beany and Richie
I love It!!! Holding true to your colorful style as always and thanks for the close-up of that parade float. Aren't you two a lovely couple, as well! Thanks for joining in. I'll have a post with links up by Thursday ; )ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting the challenge! It'll be fun to see what everyone came up with.Delete
Yup, you've finally lost it. When you start arguing with your mini assistants it's time to set the wood glue down and get some fresh air ha-ha.ReplyDelete
Mardi Gras looks like a blast. Love the purple and green mix and how gorgeous are you two! Nice to put a face to a name =0)
Or maybe strike a match to them!! TEE HEE Mardi Gras really is fun! Do you all have a form of celebration in the UK?Delete
Yep, I know I am too late........but had to tell you I laughed when I read this story about assistants etc, Beany :D! I can see this kind of discussions in front of me right away. Love the scene, well done! Happy Mardi Gras!!ReplyDelete
Thanx Ilona! Yeah, you have to keep assistants in line or they'll try to take over!Delete
Laize les bontemps roulle! (not sure about the spelling). You really captured the feeling of Mardi Gras. Love Gold, purple and green! CMReplyDelete
Thanks CM! Maybe one day I'll get to experience the real deal again. These west coast celebrations just aren't cuttin' it!ReplyDelete