Friday, December 28, 2007
I was in town yesterday shopping half price sales for next year's treasures ---so I stopped by the bakery across from Byrd High and ordered a King Cake for the party at Brothers on the 5th ---please let me know if there is anything else I can do --- if not I will see you there.
¡Felicidades! ------ Lee
Merci beaucoup, Lee!
Btw, don't you like the pattern of the King cake above? Fresh take and strong design.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Blanc et Noir Marching Society follows the Crescent City tradition by second lining with a brass band
Thus the emphasis is on original and artful costumes and paraphernalia.
Here's one design created by the Trudeaus that you can use on jackets, posters and pins. Download it by following a link back to flickr.com and above the photo, click All Sizes; there you will be able to download the image.
But you are certainly Not required to use this motif. If you create a design - Jerry Davenport has his own, which was used on lots of jackets last year - please send me a photo of it.
At the Costume Workshop on Jan 15 (site tba) I will show you how to make a freezer paper stencil to paint designs like this one atop black Tshirts or what have you. My daughter Annabel and I are going to do a run-through tomrrow.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Blanc et Noir salutes the Mystick Krewe of Apollo Shreveport; Bal Masque XXII to be Sat, Jan 19, 2008
P.S. I will be at the brunch next month. Hopefully with new members and definitely with money!"
Thanks, Sheri. Truly, the spirit of unity in Carnival is one of its great pleasures.
If you'd like to have one of Talbot's medallions, appropriate for sewing or pinning to the back of a black blazer, you may. Basically it looks like an African mask and is the symbol seen on the krewe banner. I like your idea of a pin, too. I'll try to design one and publish it here.
Anyone else with ideas? Post them, please, in the comments box.
The Bal Masque of the Krewe of Apollo will be held at the Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Blvd, Shreveport, on Sat, Jan 19. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased at The Vacuum Cleaner Hospital, 101 E. King's Hwy, 318-869-3197. Black tie. Valet Parking. Cash bar. Age 21 and older.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Le Capitaine: Robert Trudeau, Comtesse: Talbot Hopkins Trudeau
Dauphin: Jerry Davenport; Baronne: Tarama Davenport
Join the Blanc et Noir by sending a check for $30 per adult or teen (children free and welcome) to Robert Trudeau, 912 Monrovia St, Shreveport 71106.
Twelfth Night brunch at Brothers' Seafood at noon, Sat, Jan 5. Costume Workshop on Sat, Jan 19, noon, location tba.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Lee was on the Dia planning committe because he is in love with Mexico and its culture. A frequent traveler to Mexico, he brought ideas and materials to the Artspace show and also presented beautifully-costumed youngsters whom he'd taught folkloric dances. His ofrendas to Frida Kahlo was super-colorful and detailed.
Lee and Jerry and Tarama Davenpoprt and I want to present a costume workshop on a Sat morn in January. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join us and trade ideas for costumes that are cheap and easy but imaginative and fun.