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This eccentric, sassy lady died last week. She was a regular market shopper who came, without fail, for iced coffee, produce and community.  She was a torch singer in the French Quarter in past days. She was never, ever without her red lipstick.

From this NPR story* on her Batture community: “Jean Brady Hendricks is 88. She wears long dresses and gaudy jewelry, and rides a pink Schwinn. Her home is a ramshackle thing swallowed by river vines and visited by night creatures for whom she puts out cat food. She is happy here.”

 She will be missed. Market will be a little less interesting without her. It is the people, both vendors and shoppers, who make the market one of my favorite places to be.

*you should read or listen to this story about the Batture, as it is endlessly fascinating and is a glimpse at one of the most interesting communities in the New Orleans area. 

bad-battur  asked:

your art is literally the best!! i love it so much!! so much detail!! i love it so much fsghdfshgdf you are art goals!! theres just so much detail i could look a picture of yours for hours and never be bored of it!!! never stop drawing, keep the amazing work!!

OH GEEE OH GEEE OOOOOH GEEE, STHAP, YOU ARE MAKING ME BLUSH!

You know, i didn’t answer this ask for some time because I liked to go to my inbox and read it easily whenever i wanted. Messages like those give me strength!

THANK YOU! <3