For this week's I.A., the theme is "Masquerade Ball." The peeps (both slang for people, and a little joke to refer to the baby chicks ) in my greeting card are en route to their Masquerade ball.
It's progressive, so the dance is admitting in both people and animals ;-)
Instead of a chariot to get to the ball, they've a wagon, and instead of a horse, they've enlisted an accomadating (and rather strong) chicken to pull them along.
This is a very fun challenge, as I love Halloween, and I love getting dressed up-- and, I love masquerade balls, because they can be held at any time of year. It's one of the fun things about Comic Cons-- there are often balls, but people also come to them in very cool costumes.
Plus, I love "The Phantom Of the Opera" (in all its incarnations, but it was the ALW Musical I saw first, onstage when I was eleven-- and I guess that's still my favorite versions since I've seen it at least eleven times), and the song "Masquerade" is one of my favorite ones. The actual number is beautiful. Yet, it's also somber when you think of the main lyrics in the chorus, in accordance to the story, or even by themselves:
Paper faces on parade,
Hide your face,
So the world, will never, find you...
I've actually been both Christine and Erik (the Phantom's real name) at various years, but this year is all about intense ballerina-dom. In fact, I now have to go try on the leotard I have sewn together, complete with wings ;-)
In any event, here is the link to submit to "Masquerade" for "Inspiration Avenue:"
And here are some more of my Halloween cards, as well as Birthday and Other Cards:
Hope everyone is well! (-: