Monday, February 20, 2012

Mardi Gras Challenge

Have you ever been to a Carnival celebration?

This week's Diva Challenge is a Mardi Gras theme. When I think Mardi Gras, aka Fat Tuesday or Carnival, I picture parades, drunken revelers, an air of excess, and of course glittering masks and shiny beads in a riot of colors! But Mardi Gras also has a deeper meaning that you may not be familiar with (I wasn't, until I did a little research!) The holiday's tradition is actually based in French Catholicisim,  a night of complete and utter decadence before it's time to get penitent for Lent. Several countries celebrate versions of Carnival, but I don't know if anyone does it better than New Orleans! This is definitely one for the bucket list!

Tangles: bales, jetties, ibex, chainlette, florz

Happy Mardi Gras!

17 comments:

  1. I like this mask, in the netherlands we have in the south carnaval, all people all people turn into a another person. Not me.

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  2. Great tangle choice Jenn and lovely shading on the mask.

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  3. Beautiful mask! It looks like we were on the same wavelength for this challenge.

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  4. Perfect for the theme. Love the shading on the mask--makes it very dimensional.

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  5. The mask and jester hat.....so perfect! Your shading is fantastic!

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  6. Lovely!! This is a perfect jester hat.

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  7. Love the jester hat! Too cute!

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  8. Your jester hat and mask turned out so cute! Fun design for the Mardi Gras challenge. Great job! :)

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  9. This is so rich and lovely, the perfect representation! Love your compostition and use of white space.

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  10. Love your mask and hat. I can just see a little person hopping and skipping and twirling down the street with the saxophones playing.

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  11. love the jester hat, and your choice of tangles. I wanted to use jetties but didn't think it would fit in, but you've added them in beautifully! Great shading too!

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