GUESS WHAT!! We got a new car for the gallery :D Mom is in town this week, and I surprised her with a new (old) 1971 Original VW Superbeetle. A green machine, with original paint, a sunroof, and tons of swagger. In honor of mama (Jan Burguieres), whose first car was a yellow '72 bug. She and my dad have five daughters, and all seven of us would squeeze in for family car rides — lots of family memories. ♥
Keep an eye out for him in Coliseum Square Park!! This Bead Dog project with the LSPCA has certainly been a major highlight of the past few weeks. The Bead Dogs will be on public display through November before going up to auction. We don't have to kiss them goodbye just yet!
I found out yesterday that this Bead Dog will be displayed in Coliseum Square Park in the Lower Garden District. It's a beautiful park in a fabulous location, and I know from personal visits and countless drive-bys that people are always out with their canine friends enjoying the huge oaks and the sprawling walkways.
In the spirit of the beauty of the park's floral and faunal inhabitants, I'm working to imbue this dog with the serenity, complexity, and grace of the natural world. Oh, and also the party-hard vibe of New Orleans. It still needs work, but here's a sneak preview:
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