Saturday, December 31, 2011


Please join me if you are anywhere near Baton Rouge next Friday night, 6 January 2012, for the 42nd Annual River Road Art Show.  I have participated in this wonderful exhibit for several years.  This year I have several pieces in the show which is going to be on display until 27 January.

The Louisiana State Archives Building on Essen Lane is the site of the show.  The reception on January 6 is from 5-8 PM.  This is one of my earlier pieces which I'm reposting.  It will be on exhibit. 

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


These beautiful peonies do not grow here in Central Texas, but I did see them yesterday at Central Market for $3 per stem.  They are gorgeous and one of the best-loved of blossoms.  These look a little like snow balls.  Warm in the shadows!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Blue Plate

Blue Plate Mayonnaise was one of the first commercially prepared mayonnaise products in the country and for years was one of the South's best-selling products.

This beautiful landmark in New Orleans was built in 1941 and was designed by architect, August Perez.  The art moderne style is a close cousin of art deco.  Art moderne was known for its curving forms and long horizontal lines.  The streamlined appearance of the Blue Plate Mayonnaise building is a fine example.

Production of mayonnaise at Blue Plate ceased in 2000.  Recently, the factory has been redesigned as apartments.