All Bud Brimberg was hoping for back in 1975 was a project for his entrepreneurial class and maybe a way to avoid practicing law.
What he ended up with was a 31-year love affair and a booming business that has made the annual posters sold at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival valuable collectables.
"I was just flying by the seat of my pants," Brimberg, 56, said. "I'm still doing that. I always get it together, but I always wonder how."
Brimberg's business is online at art4now.com.