spring is here!

I just spent a week in Portland, Oregon, visiting my mom, and boy am I glad to be home.   Its always so depressing in the NW during the winter months, and so dark outside.  I am so glad I don’t live there anymore.   WHICH brings me to this one big thing….   We are getting drenched this week!   As I watch the streets flood, and listen to the thunder and the lightning?   I am so glad its not cold here, and so glad that we get early springs!

you can find more new art at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/mardi-claw.html.  I uploaded some new works, like the “feeling lucky”.   In the meantime, I’ll be showing up here real soon, on the noomoon site, with tshirts.   You can get mardiclaw shirts through his site, and then there’s also my campaign on indiegogo, for my pup.  Lula…http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/319975

the campaign for her surgery?  is filled with art you get in exchange.

all of these things….  good things.

rain, rain, go away…. laissez les bon temps rouler!


the gras is on!

okeanos posethis is the time of year that makes this entire city?  one giant gallery of creativity.  this year is no exception, with the superbowl pulling in, and the gras stepping aside?  I can’t help but wonder how much income is being lost, to a corporation, as opposed to the nest egg that we new orleanians?  garner each year to survive.

I am no exception, except that I show year round at surrey’s.   I hope each and everyone of you?  gets out and shows your love to the artists of this city, during this time.   the NFL actually is having folks move aside, with permits in hand, while they hijack the “clean zone” for their event.    I wonder if clean zone means cleansing away anything remotely new orleans?   Its sad, but its true.   So when you see the artists, and the markets?   get out and support them.  These folks are being forced to give up a week of their nest eggs.    I find it increasingly insulting, from the suspensions, to the “bounties” to the clean zone, a complete hostage situation of my city.

As far as all this goes?  YOU the tourist?  probably don’t know the background on all this drama, and you don’t need to.  YOU just need to know, that you should enjoy yourselves while your here, and show the love to the locals, who I KNOW will show it back.  there is no city in the states, as friendly as we are.

happy superbowl