Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Memories of NOLA Live 2011



The signs of Fall are starting to show, and it reminds me of last fall when I traveled to New Orleans by myself to meet up with Laure Ferlita and others for NOLA Live! What a wonderful time I had!!! My journal still has many blank and half-filled pages, but I really want to fill them all up as I have so many fabulous memories from our experience together - and I don't want to forget any of them. I'll continue to post 2-page spreads from my book. I'm a little obsessive about posting them in order from beginning to the end of the book...

Just looking at these pages in my journal rekindles my memories of visiting these three notable places - sort of like wetting or reconstituting watercolor - it all comes back to life!

Monday night we had dinner in Mother's Restaurant, a casual restaurant very popular with the locals. After dinner we enjoyed coffee and Beignets at the famed Cafe du Monde. The next day we drove out of town a bit to visit the Oak Alley Plantation. What a wonderful place to visit! This is just my first image for Oak Alley .... more to follow.  

P.S. Check out the links above that I've included for these 3 places that we visited.

5 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

That sounds like so much fun! I cherish those times spent with other artists of similar mind. I'm glad you got to do that!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Beautiful pages, Claire. They bring back many happy memories. I still have a couple pages to finish myself. Maybe when I finish the San Francisco class I'll do them.

Cheryl Gebhart said...

It all comes back seeing your sketches - which are wonderful! Hope to do it again SOON (maybe in San Fran?)!

Gee said...

We love this -- Oak Alley Foundation staff.

Claire M said...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll be posting more images from my trip, including a few more from Oak Alley. I really enjoyed our visit to the Oak Alley Plantation.