a special thanks from us to the community #Dodfest

Skinz n Bonez, St Anna’s Episcopal, Dodwell House, DODFest and OUR KIDS want to THANK our AMAZING FRIENDS for such AWESOME AUCTION + RAFFLE Love!


for those looking to pay with credit card for silent auction please 

and a special thank you for supporting that raffle.

I think the kids raffle was particularly fun, since they all got to get on stage, talk, play, and win win win.
— Kabuki Hats — Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Audubon Nature Institute — The Saenger Theatre — Pandora’s Snowballs — Beanstalk Kids & Maternity — Casa Borrega — The Velvet Cactus — Pizza Nola: Lakeview’s Savory Cafe — New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane — New Orleans Museum of Art — Friends of City Park — Dog Day Afternoon, LLC — Reby Rae — Thriving Wellness Reiki — Small Change Finery — Golden Lantern Bar — Fahy’s Irish Pub — Rick Moore — Melba’s Old School Po Boys — Plum Street Snoballs — William P Smith Jr — Mellow Mushroom Oak Street NOLA — Natural Hair Community — The National WWII Museum — Dr. Bob — McClure’s Barbecue — Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale “Enchantress” — Krewe of Okeanos Parade — Krewe of Boo — The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus — Pussyfooters—Missing Links—Margie Perez—Stuart McNair—Al Carnival Time Johnson— Browncoats — Treme Community Choir — Darryl Durham — Anna’s Kids  — Wild Tchoupitoulas — Creole Wild Wild West — Father Bill — Skinz N Bonez —


#dodwellhouse #dodfest #annasplaceforkids #gratitude #supportlocal

<3 ‪#‎community ‪#‎rebuilding ‪#‎youth ‪#‎arts ‪#‎education ‪#‎empowerment ‪#‎nola!

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1959399_10153863278415046_1919840478_nwe have so much fun.    here we are above rolling in the krewe of chewbacchus.   a great parade during the mardigras season

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we are taking on new members as we go through the summer months heading into october.  our events begin early in october, with calacas y maracas to raise funds this year for new orleans bulldog rescue.   this entails a pub crawl of skeletons to kick off the day of the dead season.

then anne rice ball, hotel performances, international fest, and krewe of boo.

membership is $50 to roll with us in the krewe of boo parade, and an update for the october charity event for bulldog rescue is listed above in calacas y maracas.

come join the bone gang.  find us on facebook, skinz n bonez, skinz n bonez dolls, on twitter, #bonegangnola, and right here on the interwebs.



our little girl has found herself getting heartworm treatment.  she has a mild case, but its still a very serious situation and expensive.    she is currently at the vet for another day, doing down time as she had gotten her e-collar off and licked her wounds.    so now we are dealing with an infection on top of the heartworm meds.  but she will pull through.

for the next month she will be cage bound, and laying low while her body heals.   she is truly a little happy thing, and we are glad we have rescued her.

just a note on costs.  $400 initial visit for the paw, $1200 for the amputation of the leg we really didn’t want to lose, $800 for heartworm and meds.

if your feeling like donating to the cause please click below.    thank you!

jolieblon bone

here’s an update on our dog of the hour.   jolie blon was found off st bernard and 610 wandering through traffic, and it looked to me like she was looking for her owner in cars.   I have no clue on her story, other than she was limping and most likely going to get hit.   so I opened the car door.   she jumped in.

she smelled of death.  her foot was swollen three times larger than it should’ve but wasn’t broken.  from what we could tell she had gotten caught maybe in a trap and broken free.   a clean mark across the foot, which later opened up, and later began to fester worse, leading to the decision to save this dog by amputating her leg.

being the dog rescue type, I felt there was only one thing to do.    help her.

she is a loving possibly one year old lil girl, who knows how to sit, and is house trained.   I wonder if she was lost, stolen, escaped, trapped?   I will never know, but I do know that she is a loving animal that might have been seriously led to death or a fate that I cannot even think of.

jolieblonshe was underweight, under 30 pounds, and is still gaining, up to 37 pounds today.   its been about a week and a half?   here she is lying on the couch about to pass out from pain pills.   her stitches have been removed and she is joining our pack.   she lovingly follows my alpha around, and does everything she does… she drinks?  Jolie drinks.   Lula runs?   Jolie runs alongside.

its a joy to know that I saved this baby, but it also cost us a fortune.   she still has to deal with a mild case of heartworm, and all her vaccines.   the amputation wasn’t cheap, and neither was the meds to get her on the road to recovery.   its a process.   but its one well worth it.

in honor of calacas y maracas and all those lil fur friends in need out there you can donate to our cause.    thank you all for staying tuned to our lil girl…


I’d like to mention a super duper thank you to dog day afternoon, and little friends emergency clinic in uptown new orleans for assisting and helping me save this little girl.

another jazzfest come and gone…

59 32 33 34awww….    super sunday, st joes nite, jazzfest, uptown, downtown, all over.   top picture is queen mardiclaw and jawbone, comin off super sunday ….   next picture at jazzfest with  ms bone jangles and wildman john, third picture is wildman john performing with juan pardo on the jazz and heritage stage last sunday of jazzfest, and the last picture is big chief, rhythm and bonez, celestial bonez, indiana bonez, jawbone, tchoupbone, queen kim, stikkman mike, babydoll kit, our jonbone in the back, and babydoll gwen in the back.   we sure had a good time.   all day, backstage and rolled at two thirty.   all hail WILD TCHOUPITOULAS, BABYDOLLS and SKINZ N BONEZ

JOLIE BLON rescue pup

lula jolieblon

to view the update above this, you will need to be logged into facebook.  thanks

for those wishing to donate to our lil girl.

I would post pictures but they are so disturbing its hard to see them.   so here’s our story of our lil jolie blon.  best guess is she was injured and her owner dumped her as she was in traffic going car to car looking for her owner.   whomever had her?   she had a wire or a snare trap or something around her ankle and it was severely compromised.   we are now looking at a doggie that will most likely have to have her leg amputated.   today she was taken to the vet and is being treated for the infection from the leg.   its a horrific thing to look at but she is a sweetheart and knows we are trying to help.

the surgery is probably going to be about 1200 dollars and right now just stabilizing her is at $400.   anything and everything helps.

bless this lil sweet pea.35


big queen mardiclaw and gallery opening

April 7th at the Crescent City Brewpub.    five pm to seven pm upstairs.  this is a great affair, with Rick Moore, Pauline Teel and Tom Harvey.      this once a year show always brings out the best of new orleans to hob nob and drink craft beer, and nosh.

come join us!62 61IF you are looking for big queens website, that would be at www.mardiclaw.com   or www.mardiclaw.net, OR  for online purchases go to fine art america / mardiclaw

see you there!

MARDIGRAS season is HERE… happy carnivale

1622714_786808271376194_694823993527351894_nwe are accepting new members for the 2015 gras season.

here’s a list of what parades we are rolling in

st jeanne of arc was jan 6th and we have already rolled that one, next parade up will be the mystic krewe of femme fatale on their first roll ever.    we are proud to drum and play a role in this historic moment in mardigras history.   that parade is sunday february 8th on the uptown new  orleans route.  Next up is Okeanos on sunday feb 15th on the WAY way uptown route.  first parade of the day there.    We also will be in the st roch bywater neighborhoods come mardigras day to wake you up.

other parades that we venture into are tit rex, chewbacchus and barkus.  these parades have separate dues through the organization.   for tit rex, we arrive prior to the roll for skinz n bonez doll set up and organization.

if your interested in joining us please contact us here, and we will get back to you shortly.   you can roll ONE parade, or go for the whole season….

we also will be present after the gras with the Wild Tchoupitoulas and st josephs nite, super sunday and jazzfest.

all hail the new season before us!

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the vampire lestat ball ALL HAIL PRINCE LESTAT AND ANNE RICE

this is a great video from the floor.    we had a great time, and it was truly lovely to meet THEE ANNE RICE and her son Christopher.       A Truly Blessed evening.

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we got the ways and means

to new orleans

goin down by the river where its warm and green

gonna have a drink

walk around

got alot to think about.

-concrete blonde