Fearless Friday, Mardi Gras Mask

The Gulf Coast is gearing up for Mardi Gras

 

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Last year I made a Mardi Gras Bucket

 

Mardi gras entry

 

Time to change things up!

 

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This year we have a Mardi Gras boat

 

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and a Mardi Gras mask

 

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I bought this assembled pallet piece at Walmart for about $6

 

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The minute I began to apply paint I realized how porous and grainy the wood was

 

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Which dictated that I simplify the design

 

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Crisp edges and many details would never be possible

 

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In art, just like anything else, sometimes you have to make adjustments and changes along the way because of conditions or circumstances

 

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Don’t fight it, just adapt and move along

 

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And don’t be too quick too judge, or give up, often things come together at the very end

 

 

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I added the 4th and 5th layers of the jester hat in toned down purple and gold to give the feeling of distance

 

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Edging the black mask with gold and lime brings it to life

 

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Mardi Gras colors signify justice {purple}, faith {green},  and power {gold}

 

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Mardi Gras traditionally meant Fat Tuesday,  the day before Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the Lenten season

Now it has come to mean the whole season before Lent, with parties, balls and parades

Most people don’t realize that Mardi Gras in the United States originated in Mobile, Alabama, 15 years before New Orleans was founded

 

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We’re ready!

Be Fearless!

🎨    👑    🎭    🎨    👑    🎭

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and Decorate,  Rustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the PorchCoastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My Tastebuds,  The Blended Blog   Full Plate Thursday

 Your Inspired Design   Share it One More Time

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18 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Mardi Gras Mask”
  1. Dollar Tree has fun little Mardi Gras tiaras:@) It’s nice that we have the spring holidays a little further apart this year-enjoy!

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  2. You nailed it with those edge details on the mask Jenna. I had not known Mardi Gras originated in Mobile.

    Johanne Lamarche

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  3. Your mask really turned out great Jenna. The lime and gold edging sure gave it a finished look! The trinkets in the boat are fun and your porch looks ready to welcome guests to all the festivities. I did know Mobile was first with Mardi Gras. Jim and I enjoyed going to the balls in our younger days 🙂

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  4. Jodi says:

    Wow – you learn something new every day! Mardi Gras founded in Mobile, Alabama?!

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  5. Fun seeing the evolution of your mask. I need a review each year about the event. Thanks for that.

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  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I pulled all my Mardi Gras decorations out of storage yesterday and am busy “beading” everything in sight! Now I wish I had a cute mask board like this to add to the sparkle! I’m going to look for a board to decorate and copy the heck out of you!!!
    Call sometime when you are in the area and let’s have Moon Pies for lunch!

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  7. I love it, Jenna! It’s so cute! Edging the mask really made it “pop.” I only have some king cake candles out right now for Mardi Gras because I’ve decorated for Valentine’s Day.
    But since Mardi Gras is later this year, I’ll decorate for it after Valentine’s Day!

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  8. Jenna, I love your art projects…you are so talented. I think we Alabamians are the only ones that know that Mardi Gras started in Mobile! Happy weekend!

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  9. Kim says:

    That’s perfect for your Mardi Gras celebrations! Have fun! 🙂

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  10. Mary says:

    Laissez les bons temps rouler Jenna! As you might guess I love your Mardi Gras boat! The pallet piece from Walmart is the perfect size for a project I have in mind and I love your mask. I’m so glad the holidays are spread out this year for more celebration time 🙂

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  11. Carol says:

    I was born in Mobile, AL and remember the parades when I was a pre-schooler. Miss that!

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