Thursday, April 30, 2009
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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
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
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Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen by figstreetstudio
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New Orleans Fleur De Lis Water Meter Lid by figstreetstudio
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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.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Andrew Jackson Statue New Orleans by figstreetstudio
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Monday, April 27, 2009
Red White Blue Crawfish by figstreetstudio
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