Thursday, September 30, 2010

Comical, No Parking, Dogs Poop On Windshield Sign

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

BIG SALE, French Quarter Christmas Ornaments

Fig Street Art Studio designs and sells original art on porcelain ornaments for Christmas decorations. If you want one designed for you just e-mail for details. Many designs are available at the below links. Click image to see details.
BIG SALE, French Quarter Christmas Ornaments, this link only

BIG SALE, French Quarter Christmas Ornaments, this link only

New Orleans Christmas Cards

Each year I make a new New Orleans style greeting card. So far this is my favorite for 2010. See the little fleur de lis and crescent moon. It can be edited on the web. Add your name or sentiments inside the card by using the orange Customize It botton under the image on Zazzles page.

I have another where I tried to change the ornaments too but I do not like it as much.

These are favorite New Orleans Christmas Cards sold over the years-

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cowgirl Organic Baby T-Shirt Cowgirl New Orleans Fig Street Studio

Cowgirl Organic Baby T-Shirt Cowgirl New Orleans Fig Street Studio

I'm With The Band Infant/Toddler T-Shirt I'm With The Band New Orleans Fig Street Studio

I'm With The Band Infant/Toddler T-Shirt I'm With The Band New Orleans Fig Street Studio

Cool Kids Clothes, Baseball Who's On First?

Cool Kids Clothes, Baseball > Who's On First?

Funny kids shirts and tops at Fig Street Cool Kids Clothes-
Get your Duck Hunter a special gift.
New Orleans City Park Art-

New Orleans City Park Green House Postcard

New Orleans City Park Green House Postcard from

Growing up near New Orleans City Park I would ride by bicycle there often. Even after school I would go and do homework in the gardens. All of it was still in fine shape until my teenage years when the Park became neglected. But still the natural beauty always remained. Today it has greatly improved and again I go often to visit, take pictures and remember how lovely as place it is. I paint a lot of things from there and sometimes compose digital art from my photographs, like the images below.

From The "City Park" web page.
"The New Orleans Botanical Garden has its roots in the Great Depression as a project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Originally known as the City Park Rose Garden, the garden opened in 1936 as New Orleans' first public classical garden. It is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the WPA and Art Deco Period remaining today as a showcase of three notable talents: New Orleans Architect Richard Koch, Landscape Architect William Wiedorn, and Artist Enrique Alférez."

From Wikipedia:

"The Botanical Gardens in New Orleans City Park was unveiled in 1936 as a part of the massive restructuring and development project of City Park that took place in the 1930s. Although development plans for the new City Park were originally chosen in 1930, it wasn't until the mid-thirties that funding came in the form of government grants for the national WPA movement, a twelve million dollar project that once employed nearly 20,000 workers in New Orleans City Park.[1] Initially constructed to be a rose garden, the Botanical Garden boasted four outdoor garden rooms, an elegant reflecting pool, and the massive Conservatory of the Two Sisters dedicated to housing some of the garden's more delicate plant life.

Design and construction was overseen by three innovators: architect Richard Koch, landscaper William Wierdorn, and sculptor Enrique Alférez.[2] Together, the three artists designed the Gardens in the style of the widely popular “art-deco” era of the 1930s, constructing the clearly-defined and elaborate grounds that would come to be New Orleans' first public classical garden. Using a combination of natural landscape, historic architecture, and surreal artwork, the garden was intended to be a place where families from all around New Orleans could enjoy the natural beauty of City Park."

The Ghost In Pirates Alley Postcards from

The Ghost In Pirates Alley Postcards from

I did several styles of digital art of the Ghost who roams Pirates Alley in the French Quarter. Here is a link to the story: and below are some postcards.

Matisse Style Nude with Fish

Some years ago as a lark I painted a catfish in a bowl in the style of Matisse. I thought is was comical and sold it to a lady who just loved it. It was Gouache on hardboard paper. I like painting fast with water based colors as they smeared together like finger paint. I ran across a scan I made of it before I sold the original and have placed it at my shop on Zazzle. I try to keep copies of all my paintings so I have them to use on greeting cards I sell. I think the neck tie looks good too. As always at Zazzle you can add text over the web to customize the product with names or phrases.

Matisse Style Nude with Fish print
Matisse Style Nude with Fish by figstreetstudio
Browse all the other art on

Abstract Turtle Designs on Gifts

Abstract Turtle T-shirts from

Abstract Turtle apron
Abstract Turtle by figstreetstudio
Make your own aprons on zazzle

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Orleans Christmas Gifts

Little New Orleans Snowman on ornaments and Christmas gifts-

Fleur de Lis Dat, Older New Orleans Snowman, Greeting Card
Fleur de Lis Dat, Older New Orleans Snowman, Greeting Card by figstreetstudio
See other Fleur Cards

 Little New orleans snowman with fleur de lis. Iconic New Orleans images at Fig Street Studio on the web.
Blog: How are the Spanish street name tile murals made?
Delft Style, Blue and White Dutch Tiles and Gifts

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Orleans Water Meter Art Ornament (Round) New Orleans Art Ornaments New Orleans Fig Street Studio

New Orleans Water Meter Where Ya AT Art Ornament (Round) New Orleans Art Ornaments New Orleans Fig Street Studio

New Orleans Art Ornament (Round) New Orleans Art Ornaments New Orleans Fig Street Studio

Jazz Fest Guitars 2 Shirts from

Jazz Fest Guitars 2 Shirts from


 The Foundation claims to have trademark "Jazz Fest", which is a common phrase used for festivals all over the world. I seriously doubt it would hold up in Court. I am not rich enough to file suit. The Foundation has bullied printers, artists, and common folk with notice they will sue for use. Thus ZAZZLE  removed any design with the phrase and some with just the words, Jazz and Fest separately. Thus hundreds of my long term designs are no longer for sale there and at other places. I have revised some designs. And will revise more. I think the Foundation is not considering New Orleans heritage with those actions. But the common folk cannot fight back those overly rich folks.

New Orleans Jazz Music 2017 T-Shirt

New Orleans Jazz Music 2017 T-Shirt

by figstreetstudio

Chat Noir, edit text Poster

Chat Noir, edit text Poster

by figstreetstudio

Fat Cat New Orleans Music 2017 Postcard

Fat Cat New Orleans Music 2017 Postcard

by figstreetstudio

Dancing  to Jazz Music Orleans Poster

Dancing  to Jazz Music Orleans Poster

by figstreetstudio

Jazz Fest Guitars 2 shirt
Jazz Fest Guitars 2 by figstreetstudio
See other t-shirts made on Zazzle

Get Married in New Orleans City Park

New Orleans City Park’s 1,500 acres offer wedding couples a taste of the city’s historical past in its natural splendor with old oak trees, bayous, bridges, and art. Once the site of Allard Plantation facing Bayou St. John, located at the intersection of Carrollton and City Park Avenues in the Mid-City area of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina has damaged some areas of the Park and some places have not re-opened. It is best to see the location you want to use in person to determine if it meets your needs. Many intimate spots in City Park are available to do weddings that require no fees. There are also beautiful places in the Park to rent for a large wedding like Pops Fountain and the Botanical Gardens. The City Park Commission should be contacted for rental fees. For a small weekend elopement or before a cruise departing from New Orleans there are other little out of the way places where a small wedding can take place, lovely walkways, large oak trees, fountains, small bridges, and statues. Most open public places are free for a small simple wedding but are first come first serve, therefore selecting alternate spots in the Park is recommended. There are several small bridges over the bayous or lagoons that can be used or under one of the many large old oak trees. By arriving early and walking through the area the couple and a small wedding party can choose a nice location to do a short ceremony. If you desire a larger wedding and a reserved spot you can contact City Park at their web page or call them.

New Orleans City Park Office

1 Palm Drive

New Orleans, Louisiana, 70124-4608

Phone: 504.482.4888 Fax: 504.483.9412


New Orleans Marriage License Information

It is possible to be married on the same day you get your license. Either the bride or groom before may obtain the license from the State Office of Vital Records at 1010 Common St, New Orleans, or other Parish Clerks of Court offices before the ceremony is conducted. The New Orleans Office is open on Saturday. Identification is required along with authentic copies of birth certificates and any divorce judgments. In some cities there is a three-day waiting period. In New Orleans a Minister or Judge can waive the waiting period in writing for non-residents when good reasons exist. No medical tests are necessary. The license is good for 30 days. You must present the license to the person doing the ceremony in advance as it requires the officiant to complete some portions in black ink only. A ceremony must be conducted before 2 adult witnesses who also sign the certificates. The cost of the license is just under $30.00 paid to the State. For further information contact the office located near the City Hall:


The Orleans Parish Marriage License Office is 1010 Common St at O'Keefe and Tulane Ave. -- just a short drive from the French Quarter, Uptown, Garden District and the CBD. The phone number is


Another close to the French Quarter the Second City Court at 225 Morgan Street on the west bank in New Orleans. It is a nice ferry ride across the Mississippi River (pedestrians ride for free, automobiles only $1.00) from the Canal Street Ferry Landing,by River Wall MAll. It is a half city block to the court building with a clock tower. This office closes at 3:00PM, so arrive no later than 2:15PM. Phone number is (504) 368-4099 to verify times.
Marriage licenses will not be issued on Saturdays, but you can obtain your marriage license in any Louisiana Parish as you drive into New Orleans.

Visitors can go to the Algiers Court House to get a license using the Canal St. Ferry.

Hours: 9 am - 3 pm Mon.- Fri


The 'Peristyle' at City Park.

New Orleans Wedding Minister Information

Jerry Kenneth Schwehm served as as Justice of the Peace in 1990 to 1994 in Slidell, La. and was ordained in 1989 as a Lay Minister after serving as Elder and Deacon in his church for many years. He has a BA and JD from Louisiana State University (1972) and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from a local Bible Church in 1990. He has performed numerous wedding ceremonies and is available in the Greater New Orleans area to perform your personalized marriage ceremony. He will go to your location or at his office in Fig House. He may be contacted at the below e-mail.

Fig Street Weddings

Fig Street New Orleans, La. 70125



Studio mailing address: 65115 Highway 41, Pearl River, La. 70452

More info at


Helpful Links

New Orleans City Park Page

New Orleans Weddings Page

New Orleans Marriage License

Elope To Pirates Alley

More Information On City Park

Fig Street Art Studio Prints

Friday, September 24, 2010

RT @figstreetsales: New Orleans Christmas cards-

Vent Blog

CRIME: Is it as important as "Terrorism"?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Orleans Street Signs: Unique Icons

New Orleans has several unique styles of street signs. The famous Blue Letter Tiles that spell out names, the black and white scroll signs on lamp posts in the French Quarter, and those Spanish Tile murals that spell out the old colonial street names. As an artist I use those designs in many protucts. Especially the French Quarter black scroll signs that I have made available so people can edit or add names into them. People use them a lot as invitations and party decorations. Below are samples, click the images for details.

Street Sign Blank, Edit Text Here, Add Text Card

Street Sign Blank, Edit Text Here, Add Text Card

by figstreetstudio

Make your own street sign using this blank-

Edit text add your name personalize these cards New Orleans style French Quarter street signs. Great for parties, weddings, etc.

new orleans street signs template-