Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Little Bit of a Smile In a World of Hurting

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;) 


Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Pattie, what a fun parade! The pics are great, everyone with big, bright smiles. That's so cool Deryn was down having some R & R! Thanks for dropping by and leaving some suggestions. Great ideas, and I'll keep them all in mind while i'm there. It will feel like having my buds with me! You'll get there, I know you will! Take care, have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Riki

pamq said...

Quite the parade!

Love the polar bears, jelly fish and the Forever Queens!

Especially the Forever Queens.

I think we should all be Forever Queens.............

Can't wait to see what you have to show us!!

stregata said...

The floats are really something to see - so much imagination!

Can't wait to see what you have been doing...

Marty said...

We MUST make it to Carnival next year! Your pictures are breathtaking and make me want to go. Thank you SO much for meeting us for lunch. We all had the best time that day and hope there us more to come. See you next time!

Relished Artistry said...

You know, there's nothin' like this up here, really. Mardi Gras in New Orleans, of course, but not here in San Diego. What a beautiful sight!!! I love those jellyfish! Haha!! Thank you so much for posting these--they're incredible! Wheee!


Vitt hus med svarta knutar said...

I love the pictures from the parade, I wish I will watch one in real some time in my life.

So nice to have visiting friends. For me it happens too seldom, always a lot of other things to do (work for instance).

I sent you an e-mail, I used the e-mail address at your profile page, but I do not know if you got the e-mail.

Thank you for all your kind words at my blog. Wish you a fabulous day!

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