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Mardi Gras Magpie Collages

My inner crow has emerged during my daily walks on St. Charles Avenue here in New Orleans. I have been collecting fragments of Mardi Gras throws along Carnival's Uptown parade route. My jeweler's eye (combined with ADHD meds) has buzzed with the seemingly endless quantity of shiny, sparkly stuff. My passion for artifacts and keepsakes has found a new canvas. My love for New Orleans' spirit, humor and history has deepened each day as it almost feels poetic to retrace and recall the Laissez Bon Temps Rouler that marched down the Avenue months before.
After each day's walk, I have created collages with treasures found only that day. The artist in me is also faithful to other non-negotiables...I stick to a square shaped "canvas," the collages are always created on my kitchen counter, I shoot each day's findings with my iPhone using only natural light and each day's loot gets swept into a zip lock baggie marked with the date.

Learn more and watch a video about my collages by clicking here. Crazy fun!!