Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A treasure on the Trace


This was at a market place -- the Trace, in Mandeville, La.  a while back.  The gold caught my eye, but the contrast of the slate and the shiny gold made it really look outstanding.  $20!  Why didn't I buy it?
--steve buser

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fleur De Lis -- Fleur de Flaw


I was trying a little stained look with this Fleur De Lis.


--steve buser

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Fleur de Lis -- mantle style


The Fleur de List trophy on the mantle is pretty common place on the fireplace mantle in New Orleans.  In my travels about, though, I have seen in several homes far from the Big Easy.
-steve buser

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Yellow Sun Fleur De Lis




I had a lot of fun making this Fleur De Lis.  I was just playing around with various program to see what they could do.


The SVG file for this is here  -- if it opens in your browser, just save it. You can then open it in Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, etc.  For some reason the pattern in the Fleur De Lis did not come across when I downloaded it here.  But you may like that better.


--steve buser


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fleur de paper towel


I saw this Fleur De List on a paper towel hold the other day. It made me wonder if there was any household object that had not been adorned with a Fleur De Lis at one time or another.


--steve buser

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fleur de Similar?



This is a stained glass object I saw the other day on a building that at one time was a church. It looked a lot like a Fleur de Lis, so much that it make me wonder-- did someone just take some style liberties? Or, is it just another design altogether? I guess when you start looking for Fleur de Lis, everything looks like one. No?
--steve buser

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Fleur de fence


Golden Fleur De Lis add a sense of grace to a fence in New Orleans.
--steve buser


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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fleur de sofa


This was the pattern on the sofa at the hotel we stayed at last week.   Seems like Fleur de Lis are popping up everywhere.   I guess I will have to find a pattern for crochet etc.
--steve buser


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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Golden Leader


I thought maybe we should move from the abstract to a real photo of a Fleur De Lis in action in New Orleans. This is from a Mardi Gras Parade last year. I think it is Toth, but I didn't tag it. (I have to get better at that.)

Enjoy.
--steve buser

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Woodcut Fleur De Lis


You can use Gimp or Photoshop or some other image editor to change the colors of this wood cut Fleur De Lis.

Or you can download my SVG version of this art piece here (SVG is a vectorized image --- use the free program Inkscape or other SVG editor to change it up.) The SVG version can be scale up or down without appreciable loss of quality.
-- steve buser

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fleur full


This is a Fleur de Lis motif that I played with the interior on. Gives it a feeling of depth. I left the ragged edges to give the feeling of a stamp.

-steve buser

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Fleur de Style




A more elongated and stylized Fleur de Lis that we have shown so far. To me this has a musical feel to it.
--steve buser

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Crackled past


How about a crackled Fleur de Lis. I'll be you could walk through hundreds of homes in New Orleans, not to mention France and find time-crackled symbols such as these --the real things. To me it was a matter of using a few filters in the photo editor.
--steve buser

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Purlple and Gold Fleur de Lis


This is my derivative of a Wikipedia image (Raster version drawn by User:Jahernan, vectorized by User:Interiot usi). I have a SVG image of this. Iwill put it up on the internet soon as I can figure how to get a link to it so you can download it.

It has a heradlic feeling to it. I kind of like the purple in gold. Shows off my LSU roots.

--steve buser

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fleur de Lis at Old State Capitol


The Fleur De Lis that line the top of the iron fence at the Louisiana Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. The symbol is thought by many to represent the white-flowered form of Iris germanica.
--steve buser


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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Perfection, light and life


Why stick to the same old Fleur de Lis. I thought I would play around with it a little in Gimp. This was the result.

According to FleurDeLis.com the meaning in French is flower of the lily. As a symbol of the French Royalty is signifies "perfection, light and life."
--steve buser


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Monday, May 11, 2009

Mark survives after hopping ocean


The Coat of Arms symbol of the French monarchy, the Fleur de Lis haslived through the centuries.  In time it hopped the ocean and became a mark of note for the New Orleans region.
--steve buser




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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Plump Style


This plump, but bland looking Fleur de Lis doesn't betray the styling that is built into it. Kind of understated, no?

--steve buser

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Fleur de Food


I saw this at a recovery site in New Orleans. I thought it was a clever use of the Fleur de Lis in a logo.

--steve buser

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Guarded optimism


I begin this blog of daily Fleur de Lis with this fence ornament. The paint is weathered but the FDL stands its guard, nonetheless.

--steve buser
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