Thursday, October 25, 2007

Lighthouse That Never Was

The great looking Camp. St. Lighthouse that now houses a glass studio never really was a functional light. It was built by the Lighthouse for the Blind, a charity, then later sold as they moved to new offices. It is a wonderful building on a well traveled street close to the Ogden Museum where I docent at times.

I walked that area and took many photos but finally settled on painting the light next to the light. The old gas light glowing near the lighthouse that no longer functions. I sell prints, framed and unframed, tiles, postcards, note cards, and other gift items of this and the other lighthouses near New Orleans. Many of which were destroyed by the storm. My way of preserving what I grew up seeing in my home town. To see more New Orleans area lighthouse prints visit Fig Street Art Studio on the web.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

New Orleans Christmas Ornaments

The Ritz-Carlton Gift Shop, 3rd floor inside the New Orleans Hotel on Canal St. sold my art on porcelain Christmas ornaments. Last year they told me they sold out in 2 weeks so I hope they order more to sell. If they do not you can always order direct from my web page and order the New Orleans Christmas cards. Both cards and ornaments are sold on the web by local New Orleans Artist.

The above photo was from the tree in the Ritz with my ornaments displayed. Ordering direct from the artist saves the middle man costs and helps the artist.


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A nice newspaper article featured my 'Rebuild New Orleans' Christmas Ornaments and a little background info on my art. The ornaments feature New Orleans art and other Christmas designs on round and oval porcelain. They are heat set into the ornament and last a very long time. Any publicity helps especially when you are trying to rebuild after a disaster. (Times-Picayune, Nov 26, 2005)

Each year I add a new design to the Christmas collection at Fig Street Art Studio stop in and see what is new this year. Cafe Press offers Coupons on the ornaments usually after Christmas, enter the code they give into the coupon code block. Other savings on New Orleans Christmas cards and sweatshirts too. Sales help a struggling New Orleans artist.