A week or so ago I was hanging in a local taco shop when I guy came in asking to hang up a Mardi Gras poster. Being from Mardi Gras country (I grew up in Pensacola FL), I had to ask for a closer look! What a great fun poster!
Soon Christopher and I were chatting up a storm and he invited me to join artistic forces with “the Krewe of Fools” who are the enthusiastic group who put on this charitable event and work tirelessly hand making decorations and more.
Ryan and I spent our second afternoon today helping them with decorations. The theme is the Wizards of Odd. Last time we worked on coming up with and drawing in titles on books in the Wizard’s library.
Today I painted a dragon. Lucy, the event art director had asked me last time if I wanted to and I squealed with glee. But then when it came down to actually drawing one I suffered considerable trepidation and decided to save the challenge for today. Once I got going with an outline it got easier and I’m pretty happy with it. Not quite done. It will get some glitter and an outline on Wednesday.
The lady next to me in the picture is Shannon and she was so wonderfully encouraging.
This event has probably determined the minimal length of time we’ll stay in Ojai because we’ve GOT to see how this Mardi Gras Ball turns out!
Having fun and making friends in Ojai 🙂