Hanging Out in Jackson Square

I’ve been meaning to post these photos for awhile now. These were all taken in Jackson Square, New Orleans, on January 8th, 2012. The Man and I went down to the French Quarter on our bikes to check out the college football crowd and enjoy the gorgeous weather. While we were in the area, we stopped by our artist friend Michael Schiavone‘s booth to see what he was painting that day.

Oranges on a Table, by Anna Harris

Paintbrushes, by Anna Harris

Black & White Paintbrushes, by Anna Harris

Artist at Work, by Anna Harris

Our friend Mike Schiavone, painting a wooden sign called "Jambalaya". He specializes in New Orleans-themed signs when he's selling art in Jackson Square, but has a much greater range than the pieces he aims at tourists. Besides being a fantastic artist, he also gives great hugs, which I find to be an admirable quality in a friend.

The Painter's Table, by Anna Harris

Blue Skies, by Anna Harris