Time flies. Even when you’re not “having fun.” Which is not to say we are NOT having fun, we are, but we are also just living “normal” life, which believe it or not is about work, and laundry, and “making groceries,” even in New Orleans where your work schedule may vary.
I do love having the luxury of two months here though because we don’t feel like we’re missing out on anything when we have days like Friday which we spent keeping cosy and dry in our little hideaway.
The day before the deluge I’d taken the ferry across the Mississippi to the foot of canal:
and hung out with Joy — having “True Blood” juice at the Canal Street Bistro:
and coffee at Monkey Monkey Coffee & Tea.
The sun came out again for the weekend, just in time for First Saturday. First Saturdays in New Orleans are like First Thursdays in Boise, with art walks in all the gallery districts and many openings of new exhibitions. (Well, Boise X 1,000.)
We spent our evening in the Warehouse District on Julia St., and as the storm of synchronicity which keeps raining down on me would have it, Karen Bubb and Rachel Reichart (of Boise City Department of Arts & History fame) were in town too. So we visited the galleries together.
Here’s a little of what we saw at the Arthur Roger Gallery:
But my favorites were the amazing embroidered portraits “Friends & Neighbors” by Gina Phillips at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery:
It would seem that little dogs showing up with their people at art galleries and openings, and even in the artwork itself is the new thang round here.
Are you ready for your close-up?