Thursday, January 11, 2007

ARTinA Mask Decorating Workshop

With Mardi Gras coming up, ARTinA (Art in Algiers) decided to have a hands-on mask-decorating workshop. Each artist was given a ceramic-bisque-fired-mask to decorate. The artists each brought materials to share. Armed glue, jewelry-glue and a hot glue gun, the artists dove in. Scroll down to see the results.

The Finished Masks

This is what we were able to do in a half hour. The artist hold up their masks.

This is how my mask turned out. I used phosphorous acrylic paint, mica dust, small gold beads, sparkly stars and some unusual yarn.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Bill & Jane's Zeus Open House

January 6th is Twelfth Night which begins the carnival season. This year the krewe of Zeus celebrates its 50th anniversary. The krewe decided to parade tonight. Supposedly the krewe will parade again closer to Mardi Gras. Anyway it was a fun night at the parade.




Gloating LSU fan with large #1 Finger