Since Katrina New Orleans friends are all over. Many relocated to Arkansas where we now enjoy a taste of the culture. Holding on to tradition and culture adds spice to communities, figuratively and literally!
This mask piece is an older one when I was still creating large over beaded sections on my work. Kim DeCoste fof Quilts Inc. dubbed my work as "overbeading" way back in the 90's during the Embellishment Shows. These shows were great since the focus was on artquilts and a buffett of beads, trims, buttons, fabrics and all things shiny!