Monday, January 27, 2014

Bare Bones

Started my Mardi Gras costume. The basic frame is cardboard, reinforced with wire, and zip ties. My goal this year it to have a costume that shakes and sways in amazing ways when I dance, hence the zip ties and their uniquely buoyant qualities. I'll be eventually covering them with glitter and rhinestones and stars, so that as they bounce up a down, everything sparkles, and the world becomes a better place for a brief moment. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Southern Fried

Of course I'm working on a Duck Dynasty-themed float in Chaos this year...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's Carnival Time...

I'm heading over to Fifi Mahony's on Monday with a fresh batch of feather headdresses to sell. I'm really proud of these! I feel like I tried a bunch of different techniques - even made my own silk flowers, as seen in the very last piece.

I'm spending the weekend blasting out the studio, and then on to my Mardi Gras day costume. Pictures to follow soon...

New Orleans Ladies

Back of a Krewe D'etat float I did about Tulane Ave. and its, er, reputation:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Zombie Republicans

When I came home today, my roommate, Lacy, asked how my day went, to which I replied, "Great! I finally finished my zombie Republican float!" In response, she sort of blinked and said, "You know...I imagine that's not a statement most people get to make."


There's certainly some drawbacks to my job, but painting an undead Ronald Reagan, crawling his way
out of the earth while offering up a handful of jelly beans is not one of them.

Cut outs to be installed on a later date:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Holy Elvi!

Sorry for the long hiatus. My friend Becky Haltermon has been nudging me with some good old fashioned guilt, so here we go! I'll start with some plywood cut-outs from the Mystics of Time parade in Mobile, Alabama. '70's Elvis was particularily delicious to paint:

I'm currently painting zombie Republicans over at Krewe d'Etat, which will certainly be worthy of a post in the near future.