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Repost, because it’s Fall, it’s Sunday, it’s GOOD!!!
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My family loves this soup. Yaka mein is a New Orleans tradition and I grew up eating it. The beauty of this soup is how simple it is to prepare. It’s such a simple recipe for a huge payoff. You can literally stop at the grocery on your way home and have dinner on the table in one-hour. The best!
You prepare your stock with meat and put all of the fixings on the side – don’t add the fixings to your pot (fixings: boiled eggs, green onions, noodles, hot sauce, and soy sauce). I used chicken and shrimp in my soup, so you can be creative with the protein. Post the pictures when you make this soup (#ChristoffDavis). Yumsters!
To commemorate K10, the 10th Anniversary of HurricaneKatrina, we are releasing giclée stretched canvas prints of my painting “Faubroug Tremé: Kerlerec Street”. Giclée Canvas prints start at just $60.
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I love the poem “Litany of Our Lady” by Brenda Marie Osbey. Here is an except:
our lady of tired buildings listing to one side
and brick-between-cypress posts that simply will stand
as houses themselves give way around falling-down stairs
leaving only a something
a memory of a structure
of spanish-tiled roofs and batten shutters
in a swamp
of a city
of ironworks and of plaster
o, lady lady
our lady of anything
During spring break my family visited the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas’ Arts District for the David Bates Exhibition. David Bates is a Dallas based artist who has a great series of Hurricane Katrina paintings. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of one of the Katrina pieces but they were not a part of this exhibition. Most of the pieces were on loan from private collections. My daughter is mimicking David Bates’ signature style of only showing one hand with four fingers and one ear in his self-portraits. I will be visiting more museums this year and posting the pics here, so check back often.
Most artists paint from their own experiences and everyday life. I paint aspirational images usually inspired by pop cultural references, music, religion and fashion. In my first series of paintings, I pay tribute to the beauty and strength of women. Women teach our kids, nurture our families, and enrich our communities. I am a woman! Did I tell you that? Lol…So this collection of paintings means a lot to me. I hope you love these images as much as I do.
Celebrate a special woman in your life this month, and tell them how much they mean to you.