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New Orleans Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 8, 2014, 12:25 PM
Hey all,

So my birthday is coming up and I will be going to New Orleans for a few days to celebrate.  I was thinking of putting together a southern inspired feature to mark the occasion.  

Delta Blues by EmKotoul O-NeW-O by SunPulse Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, 2 by DellamorteCo  New Orleans by discarded  Juliet of Magnolia Lane by UlaFish  New Orleans by skelling-jen13  Meet Me In New Orleans (uncolored) by Shinjuchan  
                                        New Orleans by m-scott-hay

And here are some quotes to inspire, or maybe just get me excited about going back to a place where I feel completely comfortable just being me, with no apologies.

“We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.” ~ Chris Rose

“A part of New Orleans’ beauty is that she is a place where many people, stifled elsewhere, feel safe to be themselves: just safe to be. Whether or not we agree with their politics, life choices, or diets, they are “their business.” Of course, being the nosy door-poppers we are, we talk about those choices, just a little, just sometimes.” ~ Quo Vadis Gex Breaux

“In New Orleans…..You can’t separate nothing from nothing. Everything mingles each into the other…until nothing is purely itself but becomes part of one funky gumbo.” ~ Mac Rebennack

“If New Orleans is not fully in the mainstream of culture, neither is it fully in the mainstream of time. Lacking a well-defined present, it lives somewhere between its past and its future, as if uncertain whether to advance or to retreat. Perhaps it is its perpetual ambivalence that is its secret charm. Somewhere between Preservation Hall and the Superdome, between voodoo and cybernetics, New Orleans listens eagerly to the seductive promises of the future but keeps at least one foot firmly planted in its history, and in the end, conforms, like an artist, not to the world but to its own inner being–ever mindful of its personal style.” ~ Tom Robbins

“If there was no New Orleans, America would just be a bunch of free people dying of boredom.” ~ Judy Deck

s k i n b y p y e k

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Killjoy97x Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave :)
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weirdo-mess Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, and thanks for the fave and especially for the watch. Much appreciated.

Have a nice day!
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Harkill Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
What?! Suddenly dA said it's your birthday today?? D: If it is: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you're fine and that you're enjoying your day :D 
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Wandermaske Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I almost forgot about this...
...but I found time for a little sketch, at least:
Happy Birthday Kestrel-Black by Wandermaske
Happy Birthday from Wandermaske!
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MissMadcap Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the fave :D I appreciate it.
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