BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Want to teach a child about hurricanes, about family, about relationships and the value of community? Open Roslyn M. Fouin's delightful new book, The Three Little Egrets in The Big Storm, the second in a trilogy in the Three Little Egrets series. Written, illustrated and self-published by Fouin, The Big Storm will teach young ones about the dynamics of a hurricane, delivered in the cadences of a fairy tale.
November 3, 2010
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Want to teach a child about hurricanes, about family, about relationships and the value of community? Open Roslyn M. Fouin's delightful new book, The Three Little Egrets in The Big Storm, the second in a trilogy in the Three Little Egrets series. Written, illustrated and self-published by Fouin, The Big Storm will teach young ones about the dynamics of a hurricane, delivered in the cadences of a fairy tale. As important, it will remind adults that we are invaluable conduits for the lessons of our grandparents. Unquestionably the finest aspect of The Three Little Egrets in The Big Storm is the artwork. Fouin's deft, delicate watercolors favoring the deep blue of the Gulf and the warm earth tones of the marsh vary from impressionistic to expressionistic to abstract, and convey in subtle brush strokes and stippled drips the fragile ecosystem of Louisiana's endangered coast, encapsulating at once the cultural and ecological iconography so familiar to south coast residents. Bravo! The Three Little Egrets in The Big Storm is available for $12.95 at real and virtual bookstores. - Walter Pierce
Horace Trahan is a seeker. An enigma. A prairieland prophet. Since tuning in, dropping out, turning on, and then cleaning up and coming back again, he's bucked the trends and traditional expectations forced upon him only to return stronger and more confident, yet more humble and more human than ever. Trahan's newest CD is called Keep Walking. Released in October, it is a slamming collection of songs, pumping with roots rock, fevered zydeco, prairieland Cajun, country R&B and even hip-hop, as evidenced on the ultra catchy "HD TV." With no lame tracks on the entire disc, it's an infectiously hooky batch of tunes that explores the core of values of our modern Acadian culture while lovingly pushing Cajun, zydeco and all music into the future. The tunes on the disc traipse, saunter and naturally charge into unknown territory where previous incarnations of Cajun and zydeco were afraid to go. The disc trumpets fresh melodies, contemporary French and English lyrics, and a rocking band unconcerned with puritanical attitudes about genre - all of it without losing an ounce of the soul of what it is to be Cajun in the modern world. This is the CD to buy this year. You can get Keep Walking locally at Johnson's Boucaniere and Barnes & Noble. - Dege Legg
GLUE IT, CUT IT, STITCH IT, FELT IT
Whatever your craft fantasy, Create 365 opened its doors Nov. 1 to satisfy that stitch itch. The scrapbooking hub will host classes and events and will have membership options that will grant full use of all the creative tools the shop will offer. That includes Cricut Expression, Photoshop, Illustrator and access to a printer, photo printer and sewing machine - as well as a variety of threads, stamps, punches and owner Amy Muffoletto's "junque" drawer. The classes will include scrapbooking, art, sewing, quilting and more. The shop is located in Scott next to Rochetto's Pizzeria. Call 456-6261. - Hope Rurik