Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Orleans Art

Lion at City Park painting blog #nola #neworleans #art

West End Lake Pontchartrain

Ceramic Tile Sold at Fig Street Studio

Do not crossImage by RobertFrancis via Flickr

I posted this story in my other blog about a lighthouse painting:

Growing up at West End on Lake Pontchartrain I would often ride my bike to the Lakeshore and fish. I would use a small caste net and caste for shrimp. Then use the small shrimp to fish, mostly for mullets. Once when I was about 7 years old while casting next to the lighthouse I slipped on the green slim that grows on the steps of the seawall  and fell into the mucky lake waters. Lucky for me I did not get tangled in the net but did get cut up on barnacles as I grabbed for the concrete. Opening my eyes I could see the light  and pushed from the concrete through the waves up and when I emerged I could see the lighthouse. Grabbing on a step I climbed out of the water and caught my breath looking all the time at the lighthouse. Since that time that lighthouse has been special for me and when Katrina destroyed it I was concerned after all it was  the beacon that saved me from the murky water that day 53 years ago. Lucky for me I have a collection of photos I have taken over the years and several paintings to now keep me company as they repair and rebuild the lighthouse. Hopefully I can be there when it is done.Fig Street Art Studio, Mar 2009

You should read the whole article.

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Unofficial Symbols of New Orleans, blog #nola
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Painting Mississippi Queen blog

Jazz Fest Fridge Magnet

xmlns="">Jazz Fest Fridge Magnet- #jazzfest #nola

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Blues Fest Shirt

The Blues Highway Shirt and more Bles Shirts
Hwy 61 Blues Shirt-

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Squeeky BBQ Shirt

The result of smoking pork ribs.Image via Wikipedia

Squeeky Pig BBQ Shirt.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu shirt #zazzle

Real Men Wear Aprons

Chef apron cartoon.

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Real Men Wear Aprons, chef on apron- #cooking #chef @apron
Desert Riders, abstract on shirt- #arizona #zazzle #shirt

Desert Riders on shirt

Two riders on horses in desert abstract on shirt.

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Desert Rider on a Shirt

Desert Rider, man on horse riding in desert.

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Marie LaVeau Shirt

Portrait of Marie Laveau, allegedly d. 1888.Image via Wikipedia

New Orleans Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen on a shirt.

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French Quarter Fleur De Lis

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Crawfish Fleur De Lis on Shirt

Crawfish Fleur De lis shirt- #crawfish #fleurdelis #nola #zazzle

Paddle Faster I Hear Banjo Music canoe sticker #canoe #banjo #zazzle
Red Fleur De Lis Shirt- #fleurdelis #nola #zazzle

Red Fleur De Lis

NOLA Red Fleur De Lis

The Fleur De Lis in red.

Boiled Crawfish Apron

Three crayfish went to meet their maker. This ...Image via Wikipedia

Large aprons with crawfish designs sold at Fig Street Studio.

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Fleur De Lis Water Meter

Fleur-de-lis on an old concrete wallImage via Wikipedia

The New Orleans Crescent Box Water Meter cover has become a favorite object for designs and the Fleur De Lis. Now both in one design at Fig Street Studio -

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Fleur De Lid: Water Meter Fleur De Lis

The New Orleans Water Meter as a Fleur De Lis on a nice shirt.

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Crawfish Fleur De Lis #crawfish #cajun #nola #tshirts #zazzle

New Orleans Water Meter Shirts

New Orleans Water MeterImage by AuthenticEccentric via Flickr

The New Orleans Water Meter Lid on shirts and gifts
Crescent Box Water Meter Cover sold on the web in art posters and shirts. Follow the link to Fig Street Art Studio shop at Zazzle or Cafe Press. Sold locally at Bucktown Pharmacy in Lakeview.

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New Orleans Water Meter Cover Blue Shirt

New Orleans has its own symbols that visitors and locals have adopted to represent the uniqueness of the City. The old rusty water meter cover is one. Now it is turned into art. I use it in many designs on many gifts.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

History of Jackson Square New Orleans

New Orleans - French Quarter: Jackson Square -...Image via Flickr
After commissioning a statue of Gen Andrew Jackson in 1855 the business men of New Orleans had it placed in the Place D'Arms and the City renamed it Jackson Square More information at- another blog with details of the artist who made the statue.

Andrew Jackson Statue New Orleans print
Andrew Jackson Statue New Orleans by figstreetstudio
Art sold on the web by local New Orleans artist.


Traveling to New Orleans? Need some helpful information on where to stay and what to rent? : 

Vacation Rentals - New Orleans Guide on Trip Advisor helps plan.


Many unique art posters, shirts, and gifts at Fig Street Studio.

Jazz Fest Posters and Shirts

Jazz Fest Shirts and Posters- #nola #jazzfest
Peace Love Jazz Fest 2009 Shirt- #nola #jazzfest

Philadelphia Cheese Steak Cartoon

Philly cheesesteakImage via Wikipedia

Famous Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich cartoon on shirts and gifts sold on the web at

Hero, Submarine, Grinder whatever you call your sandwich none better then Philly Cheese Steak.

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Crawfish: Hot Tub Time !

Comical crawfish on apron, shirt and stickers.

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US Route 66 T Shirt- #tshirts #zazzle

Route 66 Shirt

US Route 66 famous highway on a shirt.

Many more unique shirts sold at Fig Street Studio.

Crawfish Art on Shirt

Red, white and blue crawfish poster on a shirt.

Many crawfish designs sold at Fig Street Studio.

Monday, April 27, 2009

New Orleans Blue Letter Street Name Tiles, history blog #nola #tiles
The Ghost In Pirates Alley, blog #ghost #pirate #nola #frenchquarter #weddings

Crawfish Art Poster

The crawfish is celebrated in Louisiana and most all Gulf States. Houston, TX loves the boiled crustacean. I use the image in many art and designs I create.

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