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A young French-speaking Cajun boy, humming a simple tune, sifts through the ashes around an old black pot in the backyard of a humble old share-cropper's farm house. His mom had just made a fresh batch of soap. Next to him on the ground is a small wooden box. He picks pieces of charcoal from the cooled ashes and gently puts them in the small box. The boy was about three years old.

These precious bits of charcoal chosen with love and care were probably the one single most important factor in the beginning of Floyd Sonnier's life as an artist.

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FLOYD SONNIER BEAU CAJUN GALLERY
1010 St. Mary St.
P.O. Box 397
Scott, LA 70583

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Saturday - 10 AM to 2 PM
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“I consider myself a historian as well as an artist. I’m visually recording history.”
– Floyd Sonnier

From Small Bits of Charcoal

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Honoring the Cajun Culture

From Small Bits of Charcoal The Life and Works of a Cajun Artist This autobiography of pen-and-ink artist Floyd Sonnier of Lafayette, Louisiana, written and illustrated by Floyd, tells the story of growing up as a French-speaking Cajun in south Louisiana in the 1940's and '50's. The book, which took some 10 years to write and 25 years to illustrate - recounts the way life was for him and his family growing up in a culture whose first language was French, whose religion was Catholic, and whose livelihood was the family farm. Presented in both English and French.

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