Here is a little story of a cat.
When I came to New Orleans in 2010 I literally only had a backpack, one small suitcase of personal items. The only art supplies I had were a sketchbook and pencils I bought at a drugstore on my way to the Greyhound station in Mobile to come here.
Due to personal trauma, I was left with just these things.
I had met those who worked at Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans Cultural Center & Collection later that year and a friend , Dora Hembree suggested I try to sell this little cat figurine I made for her. Brandi C. Kelley has been nothing but supportive of my needs and art since!
They later became known as Muerto Meows.
My first real showing of my art was at the New Orleans Fringe about five ? years ago. There I met the fabulous Princess Parchuke who was so kind to this newcomer. She gave me a lot of good advice and I did follow it.
As things progressed I met the wonderful Reuben Cheatem and Emily Lovejoy at a show at the Eiffel Society on St Charles. They were welcoming and helpful in what I needed to do to help advance my career. I took their advice to heart too.
It isn't always an easy road and there are times I feel I am not doing enough, or the right thing...but I've had nothing but grand adventures as a professional artist here in this city I love so dearly.
And it all started with a little silly looking day of the dead cat with sparkling eyes.