The artists’ trading cards art group is meeting Wednesday this week, and I’ll be giving a small lesson and talk on drawing. I’m excited about it, I’ve even make sketchbooks for the group!
Celebrating Mother’s Day! Have a great one!
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If youâ€™d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places youâ€™ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and sheâ€™ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to â€œwhere I stoodâ€, because right now Iâ€™m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.
A couple of weeks ago I was standing in Joann’s thinking I should buy some nice card stock, I’m running low and need them to make artist trading cards. I thought to myself, what is the theme for this month, it might influence the color I buy. Oh, yeah, recycling. So much for buying new paper. I was pretty sure I could find something to use up. I used newspaper and old cardboard.
for friends who share their date.
I’m remembering all the cool places we walked around the city. What a great time!
We did go to New Orleans for the music, and there was plenty to be had!
Here I am with Greg, Edith and Aaron in the gospel tent at the very start of the festival.
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas tearing it up on the Fais-do-do stage.
Friday, it rained. Lots. People kept pulling out electronic devices looking up the weather. They kept saying it was going to clear up, but it didn’t.
You did have to travel across some muddy ground to get to the food booths, but it was well worth it.
If you take off your shoes, you don’t have to abandon them in the mud.
Edith and I, under-dressed, with a Mardi Gras Indian.
Mardi Gras Indians make sure they look as good from the back as the front.
We listened to an interview about Bobby Charles. This is Scott Jordan interviewing Dr. John, Marcia Ball, and Bobby’s former manager Jim Bateman. Here the good doctor and Marcia play a Bobby Charles tune for us all.
It is amazing, but through all the throngs of people, you can find your friends. We hooked up with Katie from Ann Arbor.
We ended the fest back at the Fais do-do stage with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience.
This represents just a little of the great music we saw, if you ever get a chance, check out the festival. It takes place every year over two weekends, the last one in April and the first one in May. The second weekend is going on right now!