STOP! In the name of Mardi Gras!
I couldn't figure out what to do for my
February Artist Date.
January, I roamed around downtown Asheville and had a good time at some galleries. (You can read about it here.)
I wanted to do something different this month...so I volunteered
to be in the Asheville Mardi Gras parade.
SO MUCH FUN!
I love to dress up.
I love costumes.
The day before the parade, I still wasn't sure what I was going to wear. Fortunately, I met an awesome-creative woman named Dawn at the Local Artist Craft Show I was vending at.
Dawn makes tutus!
Dawn: "Do you want to wear a tutu?"
Me: "Well, yes I do."
Me practicing my parade wave.
Let's go to the parade!
I ventured downtown to Wall Street and whoa...people everywhere....beads everywhere...costumes everywhere.
I was overwhelmed with party goodness.
A lovely Goddess.
A parade cannot be complete without Pride.
A couple of parade walking ladies ready with their beads.
I'd like to be on this float.
I rode in the back of this truck.
with these ladies.
I feel the sunglasses really compliment my tutu.
Clowns are freaky.
He asked me if I wanted a kiss...
and handed me a Hershey's kiss.
I completely fell in love with the pink folks.
The detail on her hat is just incredible.
I wish I had a picture of her shoes.
Okay, I'm loaded up with beads...
ready to throw them to worthy parade go-ers.
Um...I don't know. A bug? An alien?
I absolutely loved her outfit. The blue is just amazing.
I want blue lips.
(This is Dawn by the way that created the fab tutu.)
Creative. I never would have thought of it.
Put a bird on it...now the parade is complete.
Here is a fabulous photo of the tutu I wore from Maid of Mars.
I totally snagged the picture off her Facebook page. I would check out her stuff. Dawn is a talented costume designer.
This tutu could be yours!
This was a fun experience. I loved seeing what everyone was wearing...all individual human art pieces.
I should start working on something
completely outrageous for next year!
Peace, Inspiration, & Love,
The Spirit Dancer