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Heather Elizabeth's night light diffuses light softly through the image. Each night light is hand crafted in Heather Elizabeth's New Orleans studio. 3x3 inches with a 4 watt light bulb.
Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) in New Orleans, Louisiana, is one of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world. The New Orleans Carnival season, with roots in preparing for the start of the Christian season of Lent, starts on Epiphany (holiday) or Twelfth Night (January 6). It is a season of parades, balls (some of them masquerade balls), and king cake parties. It has traditionally been part of the winter social season; at one time coming out parties for young women at debutante balls were timed for this season. Celebrations are concentrated for about two weeks before and through Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras in French), the day before Ash Wednesday. Usually there is one major parade each day (weather permitting); many days have several large parades. The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days of the season. In the final week of Carnival, many events large and small occur throughout New Orleans and surrounding communities. The parades in New Orleans are organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common throws are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons (aluminum or wooden dollar-sized coins usually impressed with a krewe logo), decorated plastic throw cups, and small inexpensive toys. Major krewes follow the same parade schedule and route each year.
About the artist:
Heather Elizabeth is a fifth generation New Orleanian. Her company, Heather Elizabeth Designs, Inc, was formed in 2002. She is the original creator of New Orleans photograph jewelry & accessories for home. Her love of all things New Orleans inspired her to create wearable art and accessories for the home. Her NOLA photo night lights have been a staple in homes across the region for many years.
Several years ago, Heather Elizabeth also created the original "Ain’t Dere No More Collection" that began the craze for nostalgic logos around the city. The nature of her work helps to convey the city’s unique spirit to locals and tourists alike. You may have seen her pieces featured such publications as The Times Picayune, Gambit Weekly, CUE, The Philadelphia Inquirer, New Orleans Living Magazine, WHERE Magazine and New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine.
Heather Elizabeth Contributions
Heather Elizabeth Designs proudly supports the following non-profit organizations: