Saturday, May 31, 2008

For Me, Today is Mardi Gras!

Finally found the doubloon that I knew I had - somewhere. No glue used, so if I ever want to remove it, it won't be damaged. Took me a while (life does have a way of getting in the way for me recently) but it's finally done.

I wanted to capture some of the flavor of New Orleans. Mo' is betta.

New Orleans is one of my favorite places in the world. It is truly the city that care forgot.

While I have never experienced the craziness of Mardi Gras day itself, I have seen a couple of early in the season Mardi Gras parades and a funeral procession. New Orleans has a completely different mindset.

My heart broke for her and for the citizens of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast when the U. S. Government failed them after Katrina.

So, on the last day of May, I have finished February's piece and I promise myself that I will finish the last three. This will not be another incomplete project.

Today's quote comes from Allen Toussaint: To get to New Orleans you don't pass through anywhere else. That geographical location, being aloof, lets it hold onto the ritual of its own pace more than other places that have to keep up with the progress.


KV said...

This piece is so vibrant and really speaks of the memories of New Orleans in days gone by. I agree with your sentiments completely . . .

Kathy V in NM

abeadlady said...

Looove it!!! It just yells Mardi Gras. Would that New Orleans was still the beautiful queen she used to be.


Robin said...

You've more than found your voice, Any! Your February page and how it sings of New Orleans and Mardi Gras, how it has a touch of sadness and tears in it, is voice from your heart. I know you'll finish the last three and be proud of yourself for this completion! I look forward very much to seeing them all together on our website! Robin A.