SXSW Madness Begins!

Bernie Worrell inducted The Peterson Brothers @ the Austin Music Awards SXSW 2013

Bernie Worrell inducted The Peterson Brothers @ the Austin Music Awards SXSW 2013

Once again our Fair City embraces the masses for SXSW Film, Education, Interactive and Music!
There is so much to do ,it is virtually impossible to see everything offered.
Pick your choices, have a back up plan, prepare for traffic and go have fun!
If downtown craziness is not your thing, there’s so much to do south of the river  on Congress and nearby neighborhoods.
Welcome To Austin Ya’ll ~where we keep it weird…
One request from the locals will be seen on T shirts…..”Please, Don’t Move Here!”

Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

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Gong Hei Fat Choi, which loosely translates to “Congratulations & Be Prosperous”.

Many locations in town will have Lion & Dragon Dances performing to bring Good Luck into the New Year…Find one near you , it is glorious to see & hear !

Chinese Lion Dancers

Chinese Lion Dancer

 

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Traditionally,Red Envelopes are given 壓歲錢/压岁钱 (yàsuìqián, which was evolved from 壓祟錢/压祟钱, literally, the money used to suppress or put down the evil spirit) during this period.   It is custom and polite for children to wish elders a happy new year and a year of happiness, health and good fortune before accepting the red envelope.Red envelopes are then kept under the pillow and slept on for seven days after Chinese New Year before opening because it symbolizes good luck and fortune when you sleep on the red envelopes for seven nights.

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For more about Chinese New Year  please see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

Dragon dance and Lion dance Dragon and lion dances are common during Chinese New Year. It is believed that the loud beats of the drum and the deafening sounds of the cymbals together with the face of the Dragon or lion dancing aggressively can evict bad or evil spirits. Lion dances are also popular for opening of businesses in Hong Kong and Macau. Seattle ID night market - lion dance 06.jpg

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Groundhog Day, Carnavale, & Mardi Gras

Groundhog Day, Carnavale, & Mardi Gras

Winter Blues VS. Spring Has Sprung!

Groundhog Day, forever immortalized in the Bill Murray comedy by the same name, is February 2, which is when the furry little marmots reveal whether we can ditch our cold weather gear & if it is warm enough to shed your laundry  for Carnavale (if it’s cloudy on Groundhog Day, then spring is coming; if it’s sunny, then there will be six more weeks of winter). In honor of this American and Canadian celebration….think Spring!

SANTA LAND~Never Land to North Pole~From Fairies, & Wizards in Never Never Land~to Elves, Santa, Angels,Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers,& Holiday Events

Art For Your Head Provides  Fun and Fantasy for Your Party and Special Event!

We absolutely Love Creativity, and have earned our Stellar reputation being hired for Theme Parties for Children and  Adults !

At our Clients’ requests we have created High Quality,Beautiful,Custom Made Costumes to Complete their Vision.

We  can create specific colorful outfits and props for our Performers,and have magical Balloon Decor Artists available to help make your  festivities the talk of the town…

THINK THEME  ~ THINK MEMORABLE!

Let us assist you on your next Grand Opening,Corporate Event or Private Party ,and we  will create a buzz that will keep your guests talking about your one of a kind event for many years to come!

Christmas Santa Claus, St. Nick, Jolly Old Elf

Santa with Holiday Hound

Santa Visits and Entertaining Elves by the Christmas Tree

Ho!Ho! Ho-liday Fun!

British Father Christmas , Kris Kringle

Kris Kringle,True Beard Santa

You'll Have Fun at Yule Fest

Living Statues, Angel Parties, Christmas and Holidays

Living Angel at Arboretum Christmas Display

Living Statues,Great Photo Ops for Parties,and seen on News 8 Austin

Living Angel Statue Greeter -Perfect Photo Ops for Grand Openings,Private Parties and Corporate Events

Stilt Walkers, Toy Soldiers, Holiday Performers

Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers

I have had the distinct honor of working as a Costumer, Milliner, Mask Maker and Crafts person, at Morgan’s Studios for well over 10 years, where we designed and created Costumes, Millinery and more, for notable celebrities and events .

At Morgan’s Studios we crafted historically accurate Costumes for Gentlemen (Top hats and Tailcoats), Lovely Hats and Bonnets for the Ladies and Gentle Women, for the Victorian era Christmas  themed, “Dickens on the Strand”.

During Mardi Gras/Carnival season,we created one of a kind, gorgeous masks and headdresses  to match custom made ball gowns, for the Debutant Ball and many other parties. People came from near and far to have Danny create for them. He and his talented Krewe costumed many Mardi  Gras Masked  Revelers at the Grand Opera House,the  Tremont Black Tie Masquerade Ball,and the many characters on the Carnival Floats for the Grand Parades.

I have learned  much from my fabulous Mentor, Danny  “Mr.Mardi Gras”  Morgan and being so inspired , hope to continue his amazing legacy.

(Rest In Peace Danny~The Official Costumer  of  Mardi -Gras ! Galveston from 1985-2010)