Saturday, February 28, 2009

Le Krewe D'Etat wooden nickel - a possibility for B&N

Le Krewe D'Etat
Originally uploaded by skeletonkrewe
If you like the idea of the wooden nickel throw, drop me an email - It has been a long while since I checked on prices, so I have no idea about the expense.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

acrobate: amn example of the elaborate and elegant floats seen in Carnavale in L'Italia

Originally uploaded by Kiunkue
A friend in the Piedmont region of Italy posted this along with snaps of floats festooned with elaborate papier mache figures. The effigies on Italian floats are amazing.

I believe that these were human gymnasts who were to perform as they were paraded.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Carnival in the Crescent City: a night parade by the krewe of Ancient Druids

Originally uploaded by skeletonkrewe
Chris of the Skeleton Krewe caught this rare photo of the Ancient Druids heading to their floats.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The 'Mardi Gras Marching Clubs' pool on our brethren in New Orleans

Originally uploaded by "SIR: Poseyal Desposyni Poet
You'll be inspired by the hue and breadth of raiment offered by our marching brothers and sisters in the Crescent City when you visit

Sunday, February 15, 2009

From our friends the Skeleton Krewe of New Or Leans: Pussyfooter & a Skeleton

After the Lyons Club rehearsal, it says. I'll have to look up this seemingly wacked Lyons Club.

Cycling the Centaur parade route in Blanc et Noir style

A number of us cycled the Centaur parade route. Thanks to Maurice Loridans for Cyclovia energy (if you google, spell it ciclovia) and to Ken Berg for throwing it down by assembling riding mates James and Molly for a jolly time.

Talbot did my face paint before the trek and it reminded me that good coverage and clean lines in a face paint job takes maybe 20 to 30 mins.

There are a lot of swell variations on the blanc and the noir that you see here. I may change my pattern for parade day.

Have you already got a design you like? Or maybe have chosen a mask? Photo to post here? Send such to and I'll post it.

Monday, February 09, 2009

How to print a logo on fabric: make a repousse design with foam plate and pencil. The artist Jerry Davenport has always got a technique to aid your creativity.