New Orleans

Krewe of Eris – Lux et Voluptas

by angeliska on March 1, 2011

Last year, the annual Krewe of Eris Parade fell on Valentine’s Day, making for a mighty romantic and randy procession. The official theme was Lux et Voluptas, or Light & Pleasure – but I think most of us couldn’t help (…)

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Big Blessings Poppin' – The Devil Can't Stop It!

by angeliska on February 25, 2011

It’s almost that time, y’all… My mind is already there, steeped in chicory, dusted in powdered sugar. Hungry for those sweet faces I ain’t kissed in so long. My heart quickens up when I think of riding down my old (…)

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Wayfaring Strangers

by angeliska on December 30, 2010

The dark days are here to stay, it would seem – at least for all my friends in New Orleans. It feels wrong to even try to write about it at this point, but I really don’t know what else (…)

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Day of the Dead in New Orleans

by angeliska on December 27, 2010

Thinking about New Orleans all the time, and worrying for all my friends there. People are afraid to leave their houses, talking about buying shotguns, and reinforcing their doors and the bars on their windows. It’s hard to think back (…)

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Jon Flee – R.I.P.

by angeliska on December 24, 2010

Hey Flee-flee, long time no see. I’m not sure how else to do this, but in my usual way, which always seems to help me a bit – and sometimes others too. Maybe if you’re out there somewhere, a buzzing (…)

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Magic Windows #20

by angeliska on November 29, 2010

More Magic Windows photos from my New Orleans adventures: This house was decorated so wonderfully for Hallowe’en + Dia de los Muertos, I had to stop and gawp at it for a bit. I wonder who lives there? I like (…)

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New Orleans Hallowe'en

by angeliska on November 18, 2010

Before too much time escapes through my glass, I must give you a little peepshow into the depraved and delightful scene that was our New Orleans Hallowe’en. It was actually a shockingly mellow night, aside from the total shitshow that (…)

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Magic Windows #19

by angeliska on November 9, 2010

“I alight at Esplanade in a smell of roasting coffee and creosote and walk up Royal Street. The lower Quarter is the best part. The ironwork on the balconies sags like rotten lace. Little French cottages hide behind high walls. (…)

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Carnival of Saints + Souls

by angeliska on October 5, 2010

I’ve been making art again, lately – all for gallery shows, and with that comes the pressure, the deadlines, that actually gets me motivated to create something. I miss having time just to sketch, or doodle, or make art that (…)

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Dead Birds

by angeliska on September 3, 2010

(Can you believe I found this travel case just like this? Did it belong to an ornithologist collecting specimens? A hunter? Well, now it’s mine, and it holds stationary.) Dead birds, dead fish, dead dolphins, dead people. This is what (…)

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