Between the pain that the powers of nature and the assumed powers of Man have inflicked on the last 2 weeks there has been very little to smile about. I thought I might post a few photos of the joy this year's Carneval brought to Mazatlan.
A few pictures LW took of the night parade. All the floats are made by hand. The teams start planning and building the next year's floats 3 days after Ash Wednesday!! All the costumes are hand made and by the time of the parade there is not a sparkly, lame,felt,feather,rhinestone,sequin to be found any where in the city!! :)
These are of the daytime parade that closes Carneval for 2011. This fellow leads the parade he launches aerial fireworks every 10 meters or so.
What's a parade without a queen or two or maybe... the more the merrier??:)
They start them young here.
A Carneval Queen is forever!
Dancing Jelly Fish and their puppets.
How about a marching band as a show closer?
I have a couple of finished projects to show off when next we meet. This has been a busy week for LW&I. We go all year with hardly a visitor. Now in one week there are 3 sets of friends all here at the same time! Oh but I'm not complaining! One of our visitors was Deryn (Something Sublime) and her family!!! YEA!!!! They come down with her parents once a year which means we have lunch and visit about art,blogs,mom things,well you know all the stuff you save up to share with an art sister!
Talk to you soon, until then: Have a most audacious art filled day no matter where in the world you are. p;)