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Catahoula by FablePaint Catahoula by FablePaint
I dream of Catahoula.
Deep in the deep south, still keeping to old customs. Still clinging to old beliefs. Old traditions. Old ways of hunting, eating and thinking. Old beauty in an old swamp where the loup-garou and voodoo magic holds still. Thereís little houses lining the streets filled with families all related to one another. Doors arenít locked. The church down the street is the place to be. The TV is your only tie to civilization for many, many miles around. And even in winter the vegetation has an oppressive presence. Itís that kind of place you wish you could go when you need a quiet moment away from everything. A breath, new eyes. Some place to look that doesnít speed along at a million miles an hour, but instead moves forward at a pace half that of the rest of the country.
It was gorgeous, Catahoula. I want to go back someday with an easel in tow.

(Cajun Country, where The Cat's original family was from though him and his immediate family lived in Jefferson Parish/New Orleans)
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andrewk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
I went to New Orleans pre-Katrina. A lot of rowdiness even off of Bourdan Street, since it was only days after Mardi Gras.
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Celebrations continue WAY past Bourbon Street, especially nowadays. Me, I semi-grew up down there. My mother is from there and she took us down every summer to spend a good chunk of time with relatives. New Orleans is like an extension of me at this point. I'd live there if it weren't so freakishly corrupt.
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andrewk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Visit Moonbot Studios in Sheverport. That's William Joyce's new studio!
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FablePaint Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I wish I could go back :( If I have the money, I'd love to buy a tiny house there just to paint.
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LadyElfie2000 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a place like that that feels like it's part of me even though I don't live there...but it's not corrupt, and I would live there if I could lol!
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