Wed, Feb 8th, 2017

For me this Christmas was a time for Recuperation

Unfortunately ,I was rear ended in an auto accident last June and have been suffering the after effects for several months. Without going into the gory details, I had to have neck surgery in early December. As you might expect the hardest part of recuperation was being still. Just not in my nature I guess. The good news is that the surgery was a success and I am slowly getting back into the studio to do what I love most.
I did manage a trip into town with my friends Glen and Laura and Jim to view one of the coolest night parades of Mardi Gras. It was the all-female KREWE OF MUSES and it was really a hoot.

Winter sunsets from our friends dock-Both Jim and I are addicted to sunsets!
Winter sunsets from our friends dock-Both Jim and I are addicted to sunsets!
Each evening we walk down the street to a friend's dock to recharge and let our dogs run.
Winter sunsets from our friends dock-Both Jim and I are addicted to sunsets!
Floats are beautiful and having a marching band play right in front of you is quite a thrill
Floats are beautiful and having a marching band play right in front of you is quite a thrill
Floats are beautiful and having a marching band play right in front of you is quite a thrill
Night parades are a fun part of Mardi Gras
Night parades are a fun part of Mardi Gras
there are lots of marching groups, Which usually consist of a group of friends that get together, pick a( usually risqué ) name, and practice their choreographies at parties throughout the year
Night parades are a fun part of Mardi Gras
Of course, everyone is yelling
Of course, everyone is yelling" throw me something Mister"
Colorful beads, LED lights,doubloons, and trinkets are thrown to the crowd.The most sought after "throw" is a hand decorated High heel shoe!
Of course, everyone is yelling" throw me something Mister"
My
My "Prize"- handed down to me from the float,thanks to my friends!
Hand decorated with rhinestones and sequins, I got a "favor" from one of our friends who was a Krewe Member! Perfect for my Studio!
My "Prize"- handed down to me from the float,thanks to my friends!
Before generators,Parades were lit by
Before generators,Parades were lit by "Flambeau carriers", carrying kerosene lamps with reflectors.
Jim said that when he was a kid, all the night parades were lit by Flambeau carriers. The men carrying the Flambeau's would dance and strut down the street and their kids would pick up coins and bills flown into the street for them.
Before generators,Parades were lit by "Flambeau carriers", carrying kerosene lamps with reflectors.
Thanks to generators, and LEDs today's floats are colorful and brightly lit.
Thanks to generators, and LEDs today's floats are colorful and brightly lit.
Thanks to generators, and LEDs today's floats are colorful and brightly lit.
Jim and I wondering how this Flambeau carrier carried it for the 5 mile parade route.
Jim and I wondering how this Flambeau carrier carried it for the 5 mile parade route.
Jim and I wondering how this Flambeau carrier carried it for the 5 mile parade route.
Somehow I caught a
Somehow I caught a "TUTU" and it fit my head perfectly.
We had a blast with our good friends Glenn, Laura, and MJ
Somehow I caught a "TUTU" and it fit my head perfectly.