Our class stayed in a house in Grand Isle, Louisiana for three days.
While reading on the beach, I noticed this morning glory flower popping up in the sand. There were a few sporadically along the shore, but they were always alone. I like reading into things, so I looked it up later: morning glories can signify love in vain, or unrequited love… Funny, right?
We were driving along the island and I was admiring all the colorful, pre-fab homes with quirky placards like “Franny’s Funhouse” and “Crawfish Corner.” This one stuck out to me. In complementary teal and orange, this house was called “Paradox." I had to draw it from memory, but I don't think I will ever forget it.
We visited the cemetery on the Isle. This was the first cemetery I've ever visited. It was another weird middle place, this time between life and death. It was so obvious—there was a children's playground right next to it. The place felt suspended in a past century.
I walked around the French Quarter on my first morning in New Orleans. This was the first thing I saw on the ground.
The great thing about illustration is that I can capture people discreetly.
Players at Preservation Hall, where photos weren’t allowed anyway.
Who needs the south of France when you have France in the South?
We went to the second line parade of The Divine Ladies, a Social and Pleasure Club in Mid City. It was so much fun. Also, they played Drake’s Nice For What and I wasn’t able to get it out of my head for a week and a half. On Melissa’s video feed there’s a fun video of the festivities.
Drawn from memory. My psychic told me my spread was very positive—a nice confidence boost!