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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What Josh, Mose and Mathilda Mayer saw birding in Welsh

We saw... horses, sheep, donkeys, red shouldered hawk, ducks, cows, american kestrel(male), red tailed hawks, turtles, mocking birds, blue heron, peregrine falcons, cattle egrets, killdeer, red winged black birds, black capped chickadee, starlings, belted kingfisher, cardinals(male and female), turkey vulture, frog, common yellow throat, swamp sparrow, seagull, butterfly, ruby crowned kinglet and owl pelts.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let it snow, let it N.O.

NOLA frosty's and friends.

House party

Our 2nd annual holiday art/gift show. Held at my house. Great fun!

In front of my collage wall. See and purchase on

Helene in her shop. Belle Lille. Kimono creations.

Alexa with her wide variety of paper products and candles.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pillows in the studio


Giving Thanks...

To turkeys
To family
To stuffed mirlitons

Good morning to ya!

Squishy morning love.

Naked Bros rock!

Heading to MJ and Mosey's first rock concert. HOB.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dumas kitchen renovation

Dumas new kitchen drawings and final photos. This is the bar.
The inside of the island.
Stove wall and island with integrated buffet.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

The pool and yard.

Well, as the water reaches a chilly 60 degrees, the pool/backyard is almost done. Just waiting on landscaping and a pool heater. Here are a few shots of the cabana, shower and pool house.

Obama glows on Esplanade

A neighbor shows his glowing support on Halloween night.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mose as Jack-o-lantern

Mose lost a front tooth. Just in time for Halloween...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Who Dat boy and mom.

Well, it was fun. But, a heart-breaker in the Dome. Reggie made it worth our while and Mose made it special for me.

Aspen mountain escape

Josh and I took a quick trip to Aspen, CO this weekend to research venues for an AMIN conference he is planning in June. The Aspen trees were turning yellow and gold. A stunning show. An unexpected treat. I am a lucky woman.

Rosh Hashanah

Happy New Year. A very sweet Jewish holiday. Celebrated with apple and honey. We threw away all our sins (via bread) in the lagoon at Audubon Park.
The Finger's lovely, apple and honey dessert table.

Mitzvah day at the Second Harvest Food Bank

We all went out to SH to pack "family boxes" for hurricane victims. It was a great experience, organized by Temple Sinai. I do, however, recommend having lunch beforehand:)

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Prospect 1 in the lower 9

I had the unique opportunity to volunteer some time today helping a Prospect 1 artist/sculptor named Nari. Nari is Jamaican born, living in New York's Harlem and teaching at Hunter College. I met him today at a church on Flood St. called the Battle Ground Baptist Church. Not a functioning place of worship at this time. I spent most of my time on a ladder painting squiggle lines on mirror. Which I really enjoyed. Nari's sculpture is entitled "Diamond Gym" and as you can see in the photo is a large, metal diamond frame with old workout equipment suspended inside. There will be lights and music and, of course the mirrors with squiggly lines all around it. It is going to be an awesome exhibit site. It was a great experience and I look forward to seeing it (and possibly helping him again) when it opens on October 30.

As I drove around the lower 9 today, I was awestruck by the what is and is not being done there. I was extremely saddened by the loss that still remains and then totally thrilled by the super-mod-green Make It Right houses being built. For me, just another wonderful ride on the roller coaster that is New Orleans. Some pics from my cultural excursion.

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