Condolences to the family of legendary artist George Rodrigue. Many lives have been forever changed by this kind and generous man; his spirit lives on in his foundation (the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts) and the lives of all those he encouraged, inspired, and bettered.
Halloween is over and that officially means it's time for candy canes, gingerbread, and hot chocolate!! We still have Thanksgiving to look forward to, but signs of December holidays and cheer are everywhere. I just finished a HUGE mural for a special project in San Francisco with United Airlines! (See mural above.) Can't wait to deliver it to SF and to take part in the wonderful United Airlines Fantasy Flight. My sister Tory is coming as well. We're thrilled to join the amazing kids, crew, elves, and others who make the Fantasy Flight such an amazing event!! It's taking place Dec. 6th, and we'll be sure to update with pics!
Yesterday I had the honor of being a celebrity model at the 5th annual Alegria Fashion Show!!
Meg at Abeille NOLA generously provided the clothing and accessories, including GORGEOUS bangle bracelets from local designer Jess Leigh of Jess Leigh Jewels. At $30 each they are a steal, and with my penchant for layering I could imagine spending a few hundred and getting a beautiful armful.
All proceeds from the event benefitted the LASPCA :)
Mom and I spent last night on the set of American Horror Story: Coven. Super creepy!!!! Also, they had an entire block of Royal Street covered in dirt and restyled to look like the 1800's.
We visited with our friend Mike Mekash (photo below), who specializes in special effects makeup and prosthetics. We also met with production supervisor James E. Williams and got to see some filming, including a scene with the legendary Kathy Bates!!! Ms. Bates is playing Madame Delphine LaLaurie; we cannot WAIT to see the final result.
If you haven't seen the teasers for this new season (premiering October 9!!!), check them out below. Chilling!!! And you know we'll be watching, as all the action takes place in our gorgeous, complex, and history-filled city.
We're so happy to have production here, and can't wait to see the finished product. Everyone on cast and crew has been so generous, kind, and friendly. We hope they stay forever!!
Please join me in welcoming Notebook Crab as the newest member of the Notebook Series!! 20"x24" on stretched canvas.
I've started printing my works on toddler t's and onesies, and I must say mom and I are pretty pleased with the results!! We're using a local printer on Oak Street. We have a WHOLE BUNCH of sizes, colors, and styles in the gallery, with a few of our onesie staples online at www.Cocoally.com. Check em out!!