Enjoying a few moments with the Press at Festival International.

MARCHE DES ARTS

rainbow house, mardiclaw
rainbow house SOLD
CTHULHU

two pictures of the same painting. one taken in my house, that is less flashy, and the other below is more tell tale of the colors.

chicken of the swamp
chicken of the swamp
swampadelic
swampedelic
Boys Bless You
Boys Bless You
Courir De Mardigras
Courir De Mardigras
mardigras with a babydoll
mardigras with a babydoll
plague gras
plague gras
mardigras with the pussyfooter
mardigras with a pussyfooter
mardigras dolls
mardigras dolls
mardigras
mardiparty
mardigras
mardigras mambo
the plague doctor
the plague doctor

snoopy
snoopy
baby dog
baby dog

homage to native culture and the rougarou
the native rougarou
woof
woof
beyonce , yemaya
Queen Beyonce / yemaya
uptown
uptown
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.

crude things and mardiclaw collaboration
crude things and mardiclaw collaboration
Lassie
Lassie

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

swamps, dogs and egrets
swamps, dogs and egrets

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.