I can only imagine the buzz that is happening in Rio de Janiero, Brazil;, New Orleans, Louisiana; and Venice, Italy right now! It is Mardi Gras time (otherwise known as Carnevale in Venice and Carnaval do Brasil in Rio.) These cities are living it up before the religious season of Lent begins.
Lent is a 40 day period that comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. It begins on Ash Wednesday, and ends with the Easter celebration. It is a season to reflect on the passion and sacrifices made by Jesus with fasting and penitence. Thus, the week before Lent begins cities around the world celebrate with one long party!! The festivities culminate on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday with Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), lavish parties at the Carnevale in Venice and a huge parade and party at Carnaval in Brazil.
Let’s celebrate these festivities around the globe with some creative prompts!
Daily Creative Wanderlust Prompts: Mardi Gras
Monday – Draw and decorate a mask for Mardi Gras. (Learn how to draw a mask with this following tutorial.)
Thursday – Setting: Write a descriptive paragraph of a palazzo in Venice Italy hosting a Masked Ball.
(Note: all links above are to be used as inspiration only. Notice colors, shapes, aesthetic and elements to then create your own, unique art.)
Examples of Some Creative Wanderlust Prompts: Mardi Gras
Here are some examples created with the prompts above.