Sunday, 14 February 2010

It's Mardi Gras - let's party...


Pack away your winter clothes and blues and come with me to New Orleans - I've ordered us the house special at Pat O'Brien's in the French Quarter and we've a spot by the window reserved to view the parades.

Yes, it's Mardis Gras here and we banish the cold with a warm and spicy celebration of music, food and culture. A heady cocktail of vision, finery and a thumping creole beat will knock the winter socks off you here readers. Let your hair down, pull on some feathers and enjoy...

You know what, I think I should start making some serious plans to visit some of the gastronomic places of my dreams... Maybe it's because I'm cooking in between typing, but I can't stop thinking about creole spices, jambalaya and gumbo...

Perhaps I should dance in my feathers to take my mind off it...

My entry to Mixed Media Monday - Mardi Gras.

Acrylics, coloured pencils, fibres, sparkly stick-ons and a dash of wild creole imagination.

27 comments:

  1. I knew it!!! I knew you were a Mardi Gras girl!! :D I love these two! And since your on the subject of food, I'll take some of that jambalaya and gumbo, and something cajun too!

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  2. Lisa, this is fabulous! Love the colours. I'm coming with you for some jambalaya and gumbo! The only time I've tasted them was many years ago in a New Orleans style restaurant here in Australia. Diane

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  3. Wow, wow, wow! This is amazing! I love your work and writing, Kristin xo

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  4. Perfect Mardi Gras celebrants! I love the colors and movement.

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  5. Stunning piece!..........the colors and the texture makes me feel like I'm there!

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  6. Amazing!!! What a gorgeous piece!
    debby

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  7. Hi Lisa! Magical creation! Perfect entry for the fabulous theme! The top girl looks like a porcelain doll. Thanks so much for your sweet visit as always!

    Creative Blessings,
    Lisa :)

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  8. Your mardi gra girls are gorgeous,love the colors!

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  9. A gorgeous creation - so full of the life and character of Mardi Gras- beautiful art!

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  10. Oh my gosh!!!!! How spectacular!!! WHat a totally amazing piece~~~

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  11. I will meet you at Pat O'Briens!!! We should be on our way there tomorrow night, but hub's had to work offshore. We will miss the fun, but this is wonderful and really makes me think Mardi Gras.

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  12. I just knew it. You're a Mardi Gras gal! Good on you. And your portrait drawing are improving. Look at those big beautiful sparkly eyes ... well done! :)

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  13. I really like your choice of colors in this piece. I'm loving the opp to get to see more and more of your art. :)

    May you have a great week.

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  14. Love this piece and the colorful dimensions you brought to it, gorgeous!

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  15. Stunning!! Love the colours and textures!

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  16. Wow Lisa what a fantastic painting, love everything about it.

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  17. this is such a wonderful piece of art!! your painting skills are tremendous!!

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  18. I love this one, Lisa, I really, really do!!! I would love it, its so colour, light, bright and full of Mardi Gras fun!! ♥

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  19. ~dance feathers and beads and all till your hearts content...would you paint my eyes like hers...so beautiful...always enjoy the words you use to capture the essence of your paintings...beautiful and festive! brightest blessings~

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  20. wow, that looks fantastic, so three-dimensional.

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  21. I lived in NO for 5 years, and you have perfectly captured the spirit of decadent revelry in this gorgeous piece. In fact, you've made me downright homesick. If you ever get down to NO, be sure to eat at Commanders' Palace and Acme Oyster House. "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!"

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  22. Wonderful painting, looks fab.

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  23. wow wow wow and wow!!! I really love this piece...it is amazing...you need to sell prints of this!!!

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  24. wow, wow, wow, what a fantastic piece. love every detail and colors. Great art work!

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  25. Love the use of fiber in your art piece--very creative!

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