Saturday, November 1, 2008

Is that a blue dog?

Have you heard of "The Blue Dog"?
It's kind of a big deal down here. It's art done by a man named George Rodrigue. And I actually love them. Basically, there's a blue dog in most of his paintings. And he's done a lot of paintings. There's even a restaurant ... delicious ... called "The Blue Dog," that serves Cajun and Creole food and is decorated with these paintings.

So, every year, our church does a Halloween alternative, called the Jamboree. Every year there's a theme and the kids dress up according to the theme. This year the theme was Cajun. This was a difficult theme for us because we are already Cajun ... no costumes needed.

There is also a costume contest at this event. La Petite Belle has won three times with costumes we have put together for her. Both the girls won two years ago. I've gotten to the point where I just can't be creative anymore. I can't keep trying to outdo myself every year ... well, almost.

You see, we decided to be our own Rodrigue, "Blue Dog" painting.

First, the Blue Dog,
Add in two Southern belles, a life-size picture frame, and Rodrigue, himself,

And, you get this ... First Prize Ribbon in the family category + a $100 gift certificate to WalMart.
And, did I mention the candy?
Lots and lots of candy. Check out what we already ate combined with Sonic shakes, of course (because we didn't have enough sugar and calories).
La Petite Belle and I wore matching UL shirts to show our "Ragin' Cajun" spirit after the girls got out of their costumes.

Speaking of Winners ...

Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2008-11-01 13:24:24 UTC

wins the $10 Bath & Body Gift Card!

Congratulations! I will be contacting you and as soon as I get your address, I'll put your winnings in the mail.


Queen B said...

I don't think you've run out of creative ideas, girl. That is great!!

How long is your dog gonna be blue?

Rach@In His Hands said...

That is so awesome. I love it! Seriously, that just proves how crazy cool you are.

Patrice said...

Wow, so creative!! Love it!

You should show some of the other costumes that you have won with and given us less than creative ones some ideas!!


From A Creative Heart said...

Such a cute idea!!!! But will the dog ever forgive you??? LOL
Fun post....

Tammy said...

Bravo! Well done there. My 7 year old loves the blue dog.

Now you have to "top" that next year.

Joan said...

That was a cool idea, no wonder you won. I remember the blue dog. My youngest painted one for an art project in school. I have it hanging in our art gallery (basement family room).


Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Oh my goodness - your creativity is seeping from my computer.

Jeanette said...

You have not lost a thing girl!

The blue dog has me laughing and wondering how you got your dog blue and not yourself? Did you have to chase him around the house?

Great job and you got some great candy too!!


Tracie said...

What a super cool idea!

Lov it.

Bruce loves your Ragin Cajun shirts. He graduated fromm there in '98.

Happy Saturday!

Rachel said...

Wow - that is amazing! How did you get Roxy Belle to hold still to color her hair?

I wanted to go to that exhibit but never got around to it. Kind of stupid of me.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Sweet!!! Not creative? I don't think so. It looks great, and I would have been shocked if you hadn't won.

Your blue dog is cracking me up!

Windy said...

And you said you "lost" your creativity! I think you must have found it again and forgot to tell us:) Love it! Ya'll deserve the blue ribbon and GC!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

That is just the cutest thing ever.

thedomesticfringe said...

Very creative costumes!

Windy said...

I'm back to let you know that I have awarded you the I Heart Your Blog Award!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I seriously had a double-take when I saw the dog. He/she will be blue for a LLOOOONG time I bet. :-)

Drama Mama said...

I absolutely LUV IT!

CaraBee said...

I love the blue dog!! How long did the color stay in?

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

For all of you that worried about Roxy Belle, the color came out in one washing. It was just blue hair spray. She's back to her all-white self.

creative gal said...

I LOVE IT!!! :o)

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

THAT is without a single doubt the most original get-ups I've seen in many, MANY moons!
Way to blow-away the competetion Belles!
Although, I think I would have kept little sweetie Roxy blue a while longer...just for the fun of it. How fun was that??? I am still chuckling, just picturing it!
Fabulous Mama!

jennifer said...

Hmmm, I was wondering if y'all were LSU fans... big game Saturday. So if you are UL, you won't be pulling for the Tigers, right?

RachelQ said...

I am just now getting to this post. What a great idea!!!