Wednesday, November 6, 2013


While the rest of the world is getting ready for Thanksgiving, I’m working on designs for February
Check out the new Mardi Gras section of my Zazzle shop!
and March events. Usually, I’d hold back on sharing designs until the appropriate time, but I just can’t wait to talk about the Mardi Gras themed work I’ve been doing. I didn’t know much about Mardi Gras before I started. Living in California, the closest I’ve ever been to a Mardi Gras celebration is New Orleans Square inside Disneyland. So, I had to do a lot of research and I became fascinated with the imagery.

I’ve always thought of Jesters as something similar to mimes and clowns. And I do not like clowns. But, in my Mardi Gras research I found that jesters can actually be totally fancy and glamorous. So, I had to paint one. This was my first time painting sequins, and I think that from now on I’ll be looking for every possible excuse to paint sequins again.
Prints available

Here are a few snapshots from this painting while it was in progress:

I also promised in the last post that I’d show off the makeup jobs that I did for Halloween. Unfortunately, that day ended up being kind of a flop, so I only have one pic to show. This is my friend Danielle, and her sugar skull makeup. Thank you, Dani, for being a great supporter and more than once even being my canvas!

 There's another big post coming on Friday. Stay tuned!

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