A Work of Art in Progress

My neighborhood grocery store is pretty special. It’s real name is Breaux Mart, but my humans call it The Bro. Although I’ve never been inside, I have spent quite a bit of time outside–either waiting with one of my humans while the other runs in to pick something up or strolling around the outside on one of my daily walks. I’ve always loved this mural on the downtown side of the building. (I know that in most cities people give directions as east, west, north, and south. But in New Orleans we say downtown, uptown, river side, and lake side . . . mostly because nothing’s quite straight around here.) The mural was painted by Max Bernardi. You can click here to read more about Ms. Bernardi and to see video of her discussing the swamp-scene mural.

We were thrilled to discover that Ms. Bernardi is painting another mural on the opposite (or uptown) side of The Bro. I’m so excited to share photos of this new work of art in progress. There are six sections running along the wall. The top photo was taken the first week in January and the bottom photo is from the first week in March.

Don’t you just love seeing the progress?

I almost feel as if I’m on the street with those turkeys.

I also feel as if I have to tell you that it was much cooler when we took pictures in January than it was the day we took them in March; but I still think I look pretty good comparing my profile to that horse’s profile.

These last two sections have a bit more to be done.

We’ll follow the progress on our walks to and from The Bro, and I’ll be sure to show you the finished product.


12 Comments on “A Work of Art in Progress”

  1. Piglove says:

    Oh beautiful! That is so cool! I love the murals painted on the side of buildings. We had some in downtown Jonesboro but I think they have started painting over them for some reason. What a shame! XOXO – Bacon

  2. Emmadog says:

    Those wall murals are always so amazing to see! Love the colors too!

  3. I love murals on buildings! We are featuring one this week from our downtown. They are popping up on the sides of buildings all over Shreveport/Bossier.

    • I’m popping over to your blog to have a look. Isn’t is so wonderful that artists share their talents and building owners share their wall so that we have beautiful art to enjoy?

  4. Those murals are the coolest thing ever! And so much nicer than hipster graffiti. 😉

  5. These are fascinating, Miss HL. It looks like you’re RIGHT THERE – at the cafe, with the horse and turkeys, and at the market! I can’t wait to see where you are next! Awesome!

    Love and licks,

  6. pibblelife says:

    Wow! such beautiful artwork! I wish we had more of that in my city! I can’t wait to see the finished murals!

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