And here's a better view of the cover--
When I first saw what the theme was going to be, I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do. I wouldn't really call myself a Mardi Gras type of girl. If I lived in New Orleans, I'd probably stay at home. But then Lisa from my Suzi Blu class (who I have a feeling would love to go to the Mardi Gras, or I may be wrong--which is it, Lisa? : ) said to me-- what is Mardi Gras without a Suzi goddess, and she was right, so thanks Lisa for the spark!
I just started out with a boring unfinished wood box that you find at the craft store. You might be seeing alot more of these boxes. My first art fair is next month, and these are hot items there. Then I just made it colorful and glitzy with different papers, metallic paint, and "jewels", and then finished it off with a high gloss varnish, because it has to be shiny!!
I also think that this box would come in handy for a Suzi goddess--she would put all of her beads that she collected in it : ) And you know who else would have appreciated this box for storing her beads--Clara of course. I think it's official--Clara is my muse--either that, or my alter-ego. Or is that one in the same?
And I also wanted to show you the latest photo of my grandson, Bob. This is for my wallet : ) He just celebrated his 5th birthday, which happened to be on Friday--the same day as mine!!