mardi gras color art (round up)

posted by the scholar on February 5th, 2008
filed under: art, artists, clay, design, home accessories, metal, mixed media, paper, personal accessories, photography, textiles

laissez les bon temps rouler people! y’all know i went to tulane and met my husband there, right? maybe not since I don’t think i mentioned it before… but now you know that new orleans, with all its quirks and traditions, holds a special place in my heart. in honor of carnival season, please enjoy an exuberant etsy sampling of purple, green and gold. they are the traditional colors of mardi gras, representing justice, faith and power!

hilary_mccune_felted_vase_and_flower

handknit wool felted vessel from hilary mccune

andrea-kobayashi_purple_persimmon_leaf_monotype

persimmon leaf monotype from andrea kobayashi

giant_dwarf_garden_cloche

garden cloche no. 16 from giant dwarf

scitogo_purple_martin_photograph

purple martin photograph from scitogo

hypho_knitted_mosaic_pendant

knitted mosaic pendant from hypho

susie_ghahremani_painting

the flutist gouache painting from susie ghahremani

circa_ceramics_hasselblad_bowl

hasselblad bowl from circa ceramics

kristy_bowen_pear_collage

pear collage from kristy bowen

lisa_valenzuela_earrings

gold leaf earrings from lisa valenzuela

val_lucas_goldfinch_letterpress

goldfinch letterpress print from val lucas

countess_floored_photograph

floored photograph from the countess

sub_studio_lure_catalog_printsub_studio_lure_catalog_print_2

lure no. 1 print from sub-studio

 

 

 


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6 Responses to “mardi gras color art (round up)”

  1. Carson Says:

    You’re from Nawlins!
    I spent some time in ’98 : such a charming city. Have you been back at all since Katrina?

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi carson,

    well, i’m not from NOLA, i’m actually from chicago, but i lived there when i was in college. 🙂 my inlaws are still there too, in the garden district. we haven’t been back since Katrina, but we are planning to go in march.

    it is a charming place indeed. decrepid and decaying and charming all at once. i miss it.

  3. Bri Says:

    Great roundup, Gigi! I see you are being drawn to knitting/crochet and textiles lately. Hmmm…I think you aren’t going to resist much longer. I love the felted purple cala lily. What a fun way to tie a whole bunch of seemingly random images together.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    glad you like it – these round ups are fun. i do love fabrics and yarns and so that wooly vase was a perfect fit for this post!

    nice to see you!

  5. Andrea Kobayashi Says:

    I didn’t know about the Mardi Gras colours. Nice combo; purple, green and gold. Flattered to be featured here!

  6. the scholar Says:

    hello andrea,

    the mardi gras season is a very beloved one in new orleans. i remember being dazzled by the colors every year i was there, just as i was when i saw your artwork. it is very special!

    thanks for stopping by and thanks for making such lovely things. 🙂

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