Thursday, March 06, 2014

Inside A New Orleans Streetcar



 I quickly took a photo inside a streetcar ride to the French Quarter this past December and shared it on Pinterest at  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/63402307228143717/    Of all the pins I have there this one keeps getting re-pinned.I find it all over the place. I assume the lady in the Santa hat causes interest but as I ride the streetcars I see a lot of the usual New Orleans charm and comradery. It is the most fun way to travel in the city.

 The streetcar photos I have get so many comments I am adding a few more here and placing more on postcards for sale at Fig Street Studio.




To get copies for $1 each go to my Fig Street Art Studio page. Or get them on greeting cards for $3.95 each.  http://www.zazzle.com/figstreetstudio*




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My Streetcar Ride, New Orleans
My Streetcar Ride, New Orleans by figstreetstudio
Look at more Streetcar Cards at my studio.


On Postcards for $1 each.


Jackson Square In Rain, New Orleans
Jackson Square In Rain, New Orleans by figstreetstudio
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jazz Fest Chat Noir Poster Through The Years

 I have done a series of black cat, Chat Noir, Jazz fest posters for many years, below is a list and pictures of most of them. All make locally by New orleans artist, small local business. Support the local arts and small local artists get a poster or postcard from Fig Street Studio on the web.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crazy Cajun Crawfish Facts


LSU studies crawfish because Louisiana exports thousands each year from farms and natural swamps. Crawfish are a healthy food eaten by people for hundreds of years. High in protein, low calories, lots of vitamins, a still natural food no added chemicals or hormones like the other meats. Myths about how to cook them are debunked in a news letter, “Myths persist about saltwater purges, tail curl for cooking crawfish“ (http://www.lsuagcenter.com/)
Seems a simple fresh water wash is fine, and straight tails are OK to eat. Not to mention the added vegetables are also good and healthy.

Weather affects the harvest of Crawfish in Louisiana. The unusual cold and " Polar Vortex" has hurt harvesting and shipping of crayfish from Louisiana. LSU Ag Center says when water temperature reached 60F Degrees crawfish become active.

"Well-below-average temperatures in January will influence the crawfish harvest significantly, according to LSU AgCenter researcher Ray McClain.
“Catch is related to water temperature. Cold weather cuts down on the catch, and extended cold weather negatively affects the growth rates of crawfish,” McClain said.
McClain said once water temperatures go much below 60 degrees, crawfish become less active. Crawfish will not feed well or move around and are less likely to become attracted to the bait in traps."

Fig Street Studio Sells Crawfish Aprons, Shirts, and Gifts



I have hundreds of crawfish designs on gifts, shirts, posters,aprons, I have done over many years all for sale on the web. Go take a look a few are below.



Crawfish Gifts






Pinch Me Crawfish Crayfish Cartoon Apron


$21.95





Real Men Boil Crawfish Aprons


$21.95





Lobster or Crawfish Hot Tub Time Sticker


$5.50





Unattended Kids Posters


$23.60





Water Meter Cover Crawfish Round Sticker


$5.50





Craw Dat! Fleur de Lis, Crawfish , Craw Dat Round Sticker


$5.50





Crawfish: Suck The Heads! Posters


$23.60





Crawfish Fleur De Lis Sticker


$5.50





Red White Blue Crawfish Print


$19.70





Crawfish Bearded Man Poster


$19.70





Crawfish Bearded Man Suck What Posters


$19.70





CRAWFISH: The Other Red Meat Tshirts


$23.15





Crawfish (boiled) shirts


$23.15





Crawfish I Pinch Tails Shirt


$23.15





Jambalaya Crawfish Pie Cajun Dish Cards


$3.20





Cajun Boiled Crawfish Coffee Mug


$24.95





Crawfish Border Templet Card


$3.20





Crawfish (boiled) (Lobster) Apron


$21.95





Suck What! Crawfish Logo Apron


$21.95





Crawfish: Pinch My Tail Aprons


$21.95





Fresh Boiled Crawfish Announcements


$1.95





Fleur De Craw, CRAW DAT Personalized Invites


$1.95





Crawfish Boil with Dog Personalized Announcement


$1.95





Pinch Me Crawfish T-Shirt


$25.15





Crawfish Still Life, Fauvism Postcards


$1.05





New Orleans Joan of Arc T-shirt


$24.15





Whiskey Bay Crawfish Bar Shirt


$21.95





CrawDat Tee Shirts


$21.95





Crawfish Monica Saint Jazz Fest T Shirt


$21.95





Crawfish Big Wide Tanks


$25.95





Red Crawfish Crayfish Neck Wear


$32.95





Water Meter Cover Crawfish Tee Shirt


$23.15





Hot Boiled Crawfish Daily Sign Poster


$24.90





L'Ecrevisse Noir Print


$24.90





Hot Fresh Boiled Crawfish Sign Poster


$24.90





Crawfish Queen Abstract T-shirts


$33.70





New Orleans Crawfish Champ T-shirt


$24.15





Crawfish T-shirt


$22.15





Stylish Lobster Art Apron


$21.95





Jambalaya Crawfish Pie Apron


$21.95





Cajun Mermaid Apron


$21.95





Hang On Crayfish Lobster Tees


$26.95





Got Crawfish Baby? Shirt


$21.95





Crawfish Monica Shirts


$25.95





Got Crawfish? Tees


$25.95





Redneck Lobster T Shirts


$28.15





Cartoon Crawfish Tshirts


$20.95





Comical Crawfish Pinch Tail T-shirts


$33.70





Crawfish: Suck What? Shirt


$41.70





Crayfish Lobster Crawfish Tshirts


$33.70





Voodoo Man with red Crawfish Shirt


$28.95





Distressed Red Fleur De Lis, Business Card Template


$22.95





Got Crawfish ? Tshirts


$36.95





Pink Lobster or Crayfish Tee Shirts


$28.15





Distressed Red Fleur De Lis, Crawfish Tee Shirts


$28.15





Fleur De Craw Crayfish, Fleur De Lis T-shirts


$28.15





Comical Crawfish Hot Boiled Apron


$21.95





Crawfish Crossing Mug


$19.95





Crawfish " Suck What" ? Aprons