Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's Mardi Gras Time!

Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, but Mardi Gras has been going on for weeks in New Orleans, La.  I love New Orleans, and it's a place I would love to go and take my camera. I had a magical night there once with some good friends. We started with a crawdad boiled dinner and ended up spilling out of a little local bar, following a cajun band and dancing in the streets.  They survived Hurrican Katrina, rebuilt their house and still live in New Orleans, working to help rebuild that great city.

Over at Paper Artists Online, one of my friends is sponsoring a Mardi Gras challenge to create something with green, purple and gold, and I decided to make a Mardi Gras house for my row house swap.  I hope the recipient likes it!

Do you have any New Orleans, Mardi Gras or Carnival stories to share?

10 comments:

Karen said...

I'd be most happy to receive this! I was in New Orleans only once with my family as a fifth grader. I have fond memories of the trip, made better by some rare photos of us on a trip. We went to dinner on Friday at the French Quarter Cafe here--great New Orleans style food.

Amy said...

Mardi Gras always sounds so exotic and New Orleans would be a fantastic city to visit.

helena said...

Mardi Gras is on my 'things I want to experience' list. love the colour challenge - may well go and play

The Scrappy Tree said...

I went to New Orleans for the first time last year and loved it :) what a great atmosphere! Spent most of our time in the French Quarter, so beautiful. Would love to go for Mardi Gras :)

Sian said...

I have always wanted to see New Orleans..maybe some day. I love your row house, wonderful colours :)

Cheryl said...

Rinda what a wonderful house!

humel said...

No such stories from me, sadly - maybe one day! :-) I am loving your little houses, this is a great addition xx

*** Julie Shoemaker said...

Great house Rinda!! Love these colors. I too spent a few days there and enjoyed some crawdads in a local pub.

sharyncarlson said...

I have never been to New Orleans, but it's definitely on my list of places we'd love to travel to. Sounds like you had a magical time there! And love your row house :)

Deb said...

I love the piece you did here, Rhinda! These are some of my favorite colors together.

Did you make the letters at the top that spell "LOVE"? I really like the looks of those!