Tea Towels in my shop Paper Gumbo on Etsy
$18.00 each, measuring about 15″ x 25″, these are printed on a beautiful white linen cotton canvas material. They are printed from my watercolor illustrations, the ink is bright and vibrant, and I stitch them myself! Most of these are made to order. Please allow 10-14 days for delivery.
Makes a great gift! More designs are being created. Visit my shop Paper Gumbo.
We’ve come a long way from wearing paper bags on our heads! After 43 years and 1 Superbowl win, we’re ready to do it again!
Brown wrought-iron style easel. Great to hold your cookbook on the kitchen counter. You can purchase it at my store, www.papergumbo.com.
I created the original shrimp illustration in watercolor. See the notecards in my store.
Another item in my store.
3.5″ x 5″ smooth white cards printed in chocolate brown with coodinating white envelopes. Blank inside. 10 pcs/pkg. Made in the USA.
My mom found this in my grandparents old house. It was the top of a calendar. There was not date on it, but judging from the car, the illustration may have been done in the 30’s? The colors are very intense, just as they are here. Beautiful!
Here’s a classic Mardi Gras song by my favorite New Orleans musician, Professor Longhair.
Another classic Mardi Gras song. I love the part at the end when he says “I’ll put the nickel and you put the dime and together we’ll buy us some wine”. It’s what Mardi Gras is all about… sharing and enjoying, having a good time. Everyone’s so happy at this time of year in New Orleans! WOW 15¢ for wine — it’s an old song.
Do you believe in Louisiana?
I’m saddened to think that my grandchildren may never know the place I grew up. With the loss of the wetlands combined with the results of this massive oil spill, they may never know what fun it is to go crabbing on Grande Isle, have a huge shrimp boil with shrimp fresh out of the gulf, eat a raw oyster or go gigging for flounder on the beach. It’s more than the seafood at stake, it’s a culture passed down from generation to generation.
As cajuns, we were born resilient, we will survive, our homeland may not.