Monday, October 30, 2006

Ruthie Monday XXVII

WARNING: Ruth-Anne is a "kisser".*

*photos of Miranda and Ruth-Anne taken by Billy Sothern. He also took some of the duster photos.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Katrina Anniversary Pictures VII

Anniversary-Memorial T-Shirts II*

I used a zoom lense, from far away. Some people always see a camera.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Katrina Anninversary Pictures VI

Anniversary-Memoriam T-shirts

When people get shot or otherwise murdered in NOLA, it is a relatively new tradition (as in other places) to memorialize the dead on T-shirts. At the anniversary, there were TONS and TONS of people wearing these to commerate the death of those loved ones who died due to the storm or events that occured as a result of it.

Please look for them in future anniversary photos.

And FYI, if you click on the pictures, they get huge.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

Ruthie Monday XXVI-Finally

We discovered a new toy for Ruth-Anne. The duster-thingy that we use to clean our fans... it makes her crazy. She cries and whines at the spot where we store it because she cannot get enough.

Ho-yeah! Crazed puppy!

Ruthie Monday XXVI

I cannot get the pictures to post!!!!!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Katrina Anniversary Photos IV

double click this one for full Friday humor effect...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Katrina Anniversary Photos III

These Faces...

Children at the Lower Ninth Ward Ceremony and March, 8/29/06


"Power to the People"

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Katrina Anniversary Photos II

Lower Ninth Ward Levee 8/29/06

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Katrina Anniversary Photos

I think that I can finally post some shots from the anniversary.

The Lower Ninth March, @ St. Claude
New Orleans, August 29, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Up North Friends

While we were Up North, our friends Dan and Annika came to visit us with their two wicked beautiful girls.

Dan + Annika =

Franziska &

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

More Maine

This is view from a blueberry hill somewhere between Ellsworth and Belfast. What you see in the distance is Acadia National Park with its mountains rising into the low lying mist of the morning on a New England cloudy day.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Ruthie Monday XXIV

Another Day, Dozing in Siberia

Caught Ruthie in her bed-muff with her cheerleader-bear-chew-toy and Cookie Monster sweatshirt (which she swiped from Mabel). This was not a set up -that's how the bear was, I swear it. She has a number of items that she drags around and uses to build up a nest, here and there around the house. The blue-fur-thing glimpsed in the picture is a favorite -always around.

She was very sleepy.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Helen Hill Open Studio

Today is New Orleans Art For Art's Sake, a day for people to walk around town checking out what is going on in galleries and artist's studios.

We went to Helen's studio today, where I made a playdough mermaid with her baby Francis and checked out her current project. Helen makes animated films and started the New Orleans Film Collective (cannot find a website).

She is making a film inspired by a bunch of flooded dresses handsewn by an ancient New Orleanian who recently passed away. She threads her own flooded story into that of this amazingly creative seamstress, named Floristine, through an examination of these dresses and imagining the woman's life.

It is called The Florestine Collection, and I cannot wait to see it completed! The story board is great.

Links about Helen Hill:
Atlantic Film-makers Cooperative
Program for Media Artists
Best of New Orleans

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Last Installment: Blue Hill Fair V

Sights, Booths and Stands
Some make sense, some...well, God bless 'em, the fair comes but once a year.

Above dedicated to Miranda



Billy sidles up to the jerky stand

I LOVE french fries. With a bunch of vinegar. And a ton of salt.
They peel them right there for you, nice and fresh.
I always get caught stealing the picture, I swear.

The log roller*

*Not a word. You know who you are, maker of tiny-man worlds