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A Learning Curve

Hi all y’all!

Mardi Gras has come and gone (sigh).  I signed up to dance with the Pussyfooters at the House of Blues for Friday. I feel pretty lucky.








Saturday is the St. Patrick’s parade and the St. Joseph’s parade. The parades are very different from each other. The St. Patrick’s parade is in the Irish Channel in the afternoon. Friends who live near the parade route will open their house before and after the parade to offer drinks, snacks, and a bathroom. The floats throw vegetables along with the beads and toys.

The St. Joseph’s parade is in the evening in the French Quarter. My sweet darlin’ is in the Italian American Marching Club. I don’t have a photo to show you, because last time I saw the parade all the Italian men in tuxedos looked the same. I couldn’t find him.

Super Sunday is when the Mardi Gras Indians parade. This is one of those amazing things that is truly New Orleans.

So there you go. A quiet weekend after Mardi Gras.

In my art world… the original Joan of Arc was purchased for the new hospital. I am so excited to have her in a public place.

Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc











My friend just bought the original Garden Fairy aka City Park Fairy. 











I am thinking that They didn’t know they were seeds is a learning painting. Learning how I feel about writing on the painting. I have liked words occasionally… in script along the side of the image, bananagrams, Pairs in Pears, a little piece of ripped paper with handwriting…

I made two more attempts to like the painting and call it done.

Words on Organza
Words on Organza








I printed on organza. The words shifted slightly.








I decided that I do like my handwriting, but I didn’t like the square shape. To be continued…

Raffi had an art show at his pre-school. His teacher is fabulous. When he painted part of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, he laid on his back under a table.

I hope all y’all are having a nice end of winter, almost spring.

With and open and loving heart,

Gator Girl







I paint to heal the world. If I fall short of that, I would like to make you smile. Gator Girl

4 thoughts on “A Learning Curve

  1. Wow!!! Great NOLA-y blog. And I love the finished Fairy And “they didn’t know…”

    Good job, Artist.

    Blessings, Jan

    Sent from my 💚

  2. What an amazing art experience Raffi is having. Your grandchildren are learning from a pro. He is darling.

    1. Your art continues to thrive. I think all of those parade/parties must inspire and free you to create. Love them all. Keep painting and selling. I am thrilled to have an original by Gator Girl.

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