Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Festival International de Louisiane 2016

If there was ever a time to go all out in Lafayette, it's during Festival International which takes place the annually last weekend of April. Several stages of international music. Lots of good food. Street performers. A super family friendly event that people return to year after year. This year was the 30th anniversary of the festival and was an absolute blast. I was able to get a lot of great shot featured on the Independent's website here.

More pics to come soon - also, visit Festival International's site.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tree House

Went camping this past weekend at T.L. James Boy Scout camp where there are tree houses for the boys to sleep in. Of course, I don't have much time on those camp outs to get a lot of good photography in - but got a few I just uploaded to Flickr.

Tree House Step Down Red Cover

Monday, April 11, 2016

Art and Paper

It's been a while since I produced any art other than photography. There is just something about hands on creating and producing something that isn't from this world that is really soothing. And there is nothing like giving yourself a deadline to make things happen! There is an art event I am participating in soon so the fire is lit.
Just about all of my small collection of work over the last few years has been on paper that I have made from shredded bills etc. The paper is great because it is sturdy enough of take acrylic paint, but thin enough to go through the printer and sew to. It can be torn - glued to - and glued on. Sometimes something beautiful that I wasn't expecting comes out of experimentation and a "sketch" turns into a tiny formal piece that I just couldn't reproduce if I tried and I don't think it would work any other way. This is a close up of one of those. Just about to finish it up.