by Kathryn Sias
Art imitating life? Never!
I am unsure why I want to write an article on art imitating life, except for the fact that the cliche’ quote is something I have always heard. What does art imitating life mean?
I suppose the quote means something different to everyone. As for myself, the saying art imitating life means my life is a piece of art. My life is created from a blank canvas, to be whatever it is I choose. As a child I loved to paint and draw, but I was never very good at it. I admired other artistic works, but it had to be real for me, something I could touch or see with my own eyes. I didn’t like to look at images in magazines (when I was a child there was no such thing as online digital images), I preferred to go into a gallery or office building to look at the art hung inside and upon a wall. That’s what art is to me. Art is something tangible that you can touch that makes you feel good, or wonder about other ways of life, culture, experiences, emotion and more!
I realize art is so much more to others. What’s your view of “art imitating life”? My life is perfect, so I suppose I have created a masterpiece, or by the hand of something larger than myself, I even exist.
I’ve never quite figured out my love for art. After all, I’ve tried drawing, painting, ceramics and a host of other artistic endeavors like putting together stained glass windows or sewing. My biggest passion is collecting odd art, things that make me feel good. I only wished I could actually get my fingers involved instead of just my checkbook.
Looking at art, I love it! The beautiful or odd things, inspire most to new levels. Gazing onto something pleasant is an innate love. As beautiful as the earth can be, it seems the grand creator (whatever it is you believe created or caused the earth to be in existence did a darn good job). The earth is a beautiful home.
In fact if you’re enticed enough by a certain atmosphere, be it a well decorated home, a design-on-a-dime home small studio or apartment that’s as charming as the magazines, or love walking through a park of fountains, life is art so please take my advise and let art consume you!
Let life consume you! Art will just be the medicine you take that makes you feel better!
Other than Florida you’re not going to get too much further South than New Orleans. It’s cold outside. It’s Winter remember? Those who, for heath reasons or other, head due South in the cold, blustery winter-time. In fact, the first time I headed South, was for sure not the last. I love it! The mild temperatures, the southern charm…yum.
All things fabulous indeed. I need to head South to New Orleans. Or maybe Florida this winter, lol.
An artist site should have posts of art, and special images, antiques, or lovely furnishings for the world to enjoy.
Odd, old, or ugly, art is subjective, yet art is art. For instance, I purchased several paintings from a lady named Loralee, a portrait of myself and my husband, and another portrait of a lady I call “blueberry brain”, reminding me much of myself. They’re awesome, and very different. I will post the photographs soon, of some of the art I myself enjoy.
Post your artwork online, right here on our New Orleans Art site, and remember…Louisiana is more than just New Orleans.
When I first moved here from St. Louis, Mo. there was a sure “good-feeling”, as the Southern hospitality of everyone, everywhere, in Louisiana was obvious. It’s a nice place to live, tropical weather year-round, and very comforting to be away from the hustle and bustle of a larger metropolitan area.
Do I fit in, I suppose I do. The people are friendly and not overly friendly (if you know what I mean?). The neighbors are warm and inviting, but keep to their own, yet you feel comfortable knowing there seems to be good people all around you.
I love to travel. Who knows where I’ll end up next. I always wanted a Condo on the beachs of Key West. Now that would be a dream come true. Until then, I’m chillin’ in Carencro, Louisiana.
Teens love New Orleans, but be careful. Like every big city, it can be dangerous.
New Orleans has been known for it’s care-free, party life, art, artists, and the food, and a very attractive place for teens, especially graduating teens to flock. However, if you’re a teen and planning a trip to New Orleans then read every post on our site. From the mean streets that every big town has, there are things you need to be aware of, or can do to be safe in New Orleans, or anywhere for that matter.
We love all people, so teens, please beware of traveling.
Visiors to the lovely State of Louisiana are quickly finding out that Louisiana is more than just the quaint “Big-Easy”, New Orleans. True, it’s New Orleans that put Lousiana on the map, but consider all the other charming cities of New Orleans, including all the small breath-taking small towns like Carencro, Lafayette, New Iberia, Maurice, Shreveport, and others.
There are as many ways to do a craw fish boil as there are ways to cook ground beef.
First, and foremost, you need:
30 to 40 pounds sack of live Louisiana Crawfish.
1 large 26 ounce of box salt used for purging
2 boxes or sacks of traditional Crawfish Boil Seasoning and 6 to 8 lemons slicked in halves
At least 20 ears of fresh corn on the cob or depending on the size of the group invited to the crawfish boil.
Then you need,
Small onions, peeled and place whole into the boil, or Large Onions cut in half.
Smoked sausage cut however you like it, or left whole
Small red potatoes left whole or large red potatoes cut in half
Don’t order the live crawfish too soon, wait until the day or the day before the crawfish boil.
6 to 10 heads of whole garlic