I’m super excited as this is my first time at this Festival. Located in Lafayette. https://www.festivalsacadiens.com/ Cajun Music is one of my faves.

I’ll be eating great food, while selling art, and listening to cajun and zydeco music. Come join me in this new adventure sure to become a staple of my festival and artistic lifestyle. Then I will return at the end of April to Festival International which is the photos you see below.

Enjoying a few moments with the Press at Festival International.

MARCHE DES ARTS

chicken of the swamp
chicken of the swamp
swampadelic
swampedelic
Boys Bless You
Boys Bless You
mardigras
mardigras mambo
the plague doctor
the plague doctor

baby dog
baby dog

homage to native culture and the rougarou
the native rougarou
beyonce , yemaya
Queen Beyonce / yemaya
ghosts of bourbon
Ghosts tour during the Pandemic

One afternoon shortly after the pandemic took over, we took a bike ride through the quarter, which was all boarded up. I envisioned a ghost tour / since there were no people in the quarter…. we were all inside.

Lassie
Lassie

witchy kitteh 1
witchy kitteh 1
dobie gillis and the butterfly
dobie gillis and the butterfly
baron samedi
baron samedi

SWAMPS

DOGS

Last year was devastating as we watched our local festivals, and public gatherings be shut down for public health reasons. As we all move forward to get back to safe gatherings I am fortunate to be part of this opportunity. I was very pleased last year to be able to watch all the performances of years past, mixed with pandemic “virtual” performances from around the world. I sat glued watching from far away, and felt a camaraderie with those who would have been out there entertaining, and spreading joy. I even painted while watching people from around the world play music even though we couldn’t gather. It was very inspiring. I hope this years virtual art market provides some of the same.

South Africa Crocodile Gumboot Dancers from 2019 fest. Absolutely loved these guys.

festival international

After the last Festival International we celebrated at Prejeans. highly recommend.

this was the first year I was at Festival, and we were just setting up. I really wanted to put something up on facebook to let people know I was there. It was a beautiful day, and wonderful experience.

Every year I do a quick video as I set up for festival, just to get it going on you tube, and back home on facebook. Pretty much everything I had up during set up sold that year. I have had great success at Festival, and I enjoy everyone coming to visit, talk, and even dance with me. I sure miss the festival, so I had to post this memory, I’ll be doing similar here in a few days for this years virtual fest.