Bourbon Street Is Not The French Quarter Friday, May 23 2008 

French Quarter Balcony

Often when I travel people ask if my art studio is on Bourbon Street? A lot of people who haven’t visited think the French Quarter is Bourbon Street with its bars, joints, noise, and unique smells. The French Quarter is the Old City. Founded by the French in 1718 and built by the Spanish noblemen on the labor of slaves. It is above sea level as it was located on a hill near the river in a swamp. Katrina did not flood the Quarter. The old buildings shook by the winds and were damaged but repaired for the most part are still in use. Bourbon Street is just one area. Royal Street is distinguished by its antique and art galleries. Some of the antique shops are world renown, not to mention a few of the artists too. Charters Street has eateries, some as famous as the Napoleon House of old and K-Pauls Kitchen of the new. I paint in the French Quarter from time to time. Some of my more bought prints are of French Quarter landmarks. Most weekends I am there doing one thing or another but rarely am I on Bourbon Street. The Quarter to most of us is a special place filled with history and music. Great food, wonderful old buildings and a place like not other. If you visit walk around the entire area and see for yourself.

Fleur De Lis Tile Monday, May 19 2008 

Fleur De Lis Tile


The several fleur de lis designs on tiles offered at Fig Street Art Studio made the news recently at TOPIX. Google has them listed high up in the search engine under ‘fleur de lis tile”. The many new designs are selling well both on tiles and t-shirts. The designs are specially made in a French style to go along with the French Quarter and French Market in New Orleans. Signs, tiles, stickers, ornaments, shirts and more gifts are available with the Fleur De Lis designs at Fig Street Studio. Stop in and take a look at the at http://www.cafepress.com/figstreetstudio/1925039

Cute Crawfish Apron Thursday, May 15 2008 

 

Pinch Me Crawfish

What design catches on and what one doesn’t has always  been a big mystery to me.  My all time favorite crawfish design was “Suck What?”Such What Crawfishbut in the past 90 days this cute little crawfish with “Pinch Me” on aprons and kids clothing has been selling like crazy. It is a nice little crawfish and I have several or rather many crawfish designs on my pages both at Zazzle and Cafe Press. The “Got Crawfish”Got Crawfish?does well all the time but for now the cute little crawfish’s with “Pinch Me” is selling on many products at both stores on the web.

Tags: boiled crawfish, cajun, cajun cooking, cajun food, crawfish, crawfish cartoon , new orleans, bayou, Louisiana, Swamp, seafood.