The traveling art studio’s first journey as an art studio began Monday. We traveled to Louisiana to bring paintings to sell in a gallery and to bring my mother in law back to the house for pecan season. My mother in law’s favorite thing to do in the fall is to pick pecans. And there are twelve trees on the property we are living on right now. So we are traveling to get her. Unfortunately, the trip took a bad turn and we had to stay a few extra days in Louisiana. My husband’s aunt died. At age 91, Aunt Inez went to sleep Monday night and never woke up. Aunt Inez was a beautiful lady inside and out, always smiling and adored by many of her nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews, including myself. We stayed two more days to say goodbye and to hug each other tightly and tell each other wonderful stories of her smile and share our love for her. Godspeed Aunt Inez, we know you are with Uncle Pete now and we hope to see you again.
Thirty minutes from Jackson Square in New Orleans, Louisiana, you can stroll through Olde Towne Slidell. There you will experience the cahrm, food and art of Louisiana. Olde Towne Slidell Cultureal District has several restaurants and shops to explore. In the heart of the district is Artists’ Galleries de Juneau. Located at 2143 First Street the gallery has local and native Louisiana artists, including myself.
So I have made it or least have taken the first step to major success, I am in Artists’ Galleries de Juneau. There I have put several paintings including encaustic, oil and acrylic work. All of which are framed and ready to hang or give as a gift. I am still doing custom portraits of people and pets if you are looking for custom but here at the gallery are pieces ready to take home and hang. The pieces include Georgia and Louisiana landscapes and animal portraits.
You can walk through Slidell and see how Slidell has recovered and is still recovering from Katrina. The stores are providing a shopping and walking experience that is similar to a small town experience. Here you can enjoy the flavors of New Orleans, John Besh has a restaurant on the North Shore near Slidell without the crowds, drinking and carousing that exists on the French Quarter and especially on Bourbon Street. It is a great place to enjoy the New Orleans experience with a family.