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So much inspiration in spring! I love seeing green everywhere…

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Really want to be at Jazzfest today….

It seems like I’m destined not to be able to make the first weekend of Jazzfest again this year… I’m looking forward to next week though! For now, at least the river looks awesome this morning. 🙂

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Art projects that don’t easily move on…

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I have been working on this humongous photo collage piece for several months. It’s 4ft by 6 ft and takes up most of my drafting table in the studio. It was supposed to be a Christmas present…
It is turning out to be one of those pieces that just won’t move along.

I have them from time to time. Sometimes I just hit a wall with a project or painting and it just sits there like an elephant in the room. I notice it every time I go in the studio to work, but just ignore it for some reason. I will usually banish it to a corner where I forget about it. It will stay there for months or years sometimes until one day I rediscover it and finish it with lightening speed, wondering why I didn’t finish it way back then.

This piece is too big to banish! I am vowing to finish it before Mother’s Day because I need my drafting table for other projects and because I’m ready for it to move on and be enjoyed….

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Art related

 

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Favorite places and food in New Orleans

Living in the New Orleans area, we are so blessed with a huge variety of great things to eat.  Choosing favorites is difficult, but there are definitely some restaurants that I immediately think of when asked, “where the best place is to eat around here”.  Muriel’s on Jackson Square is definitely in my top 10!  It’s right across from St. Louis Cathedral, you can look out the window to see the artists selling art on the square and it has haunted stories complete with a red room upstairs.  Oh, and the food; it’s wonderful.  I am never disappointed and always content after a meal there.

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Muriel's restaurant New Orleans

 

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The art of the crawfish boil

In New Orleans, the technique one uses to boil crawfish is an art form. In our family, my brother is the designated “boiler”.

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His technique is highly structured and unchangeable! Suggestions are not taken kindly…. He knows what to add, how much, and how long to do it. He also has some quirky must-do’s. The result of all of this madness is pure poetry! No complaints when we get to enjoy this:

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