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!


handknit wool felted vessel from hilary mccune


persimmon leaf monotype from andrea kobayashi


garden cloche no. 16 from giant dwarf


purple martin photograph from scitogo


knitted mosaic pendant from hypho


the flutist gouache painting from susie ghahremani


hasselblad bowl from circa ceramics


pear collage from kristy bowen


gold leaf earrings from lisa valenzuela


goldfinch letterpress print from val lucas


floored photograph from the countess


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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