Huey loves this one! He almost always asks me to make framed copies of my work to hang on the cabin walls of his boat when he is offshore. But this time he asked me for two to hang on both of his boats. The one he usually works on and the one he occasionally works on. Why? Well, it sort of has a Peter Pan nostalgia to him, bringing him back to the moments when growing up was the last thing on his mind. HE was more likely to be in a pirogue though. That is a Cajun version of a canoe for those who don’t know. At this age he would have been back in the bayous of Jean Lafitte, fishing and paddling and just whatever that a Cajun boy does while being pure boy! He once told me upon being asked, that he probably knows the waterways back there better than Jean Lafitte himself did. I believe it. It was his childhood haunt. Lafitte on the other hand just came there to hide away.
I actually wasn’t going to do an entry to Illustration Friday this week being as this week is full enough without it. But when this one popped in my head I knew I had to get it down. I hope you enjoy it.