But damn it's good.
I am missing Nola so much right now and my husband was sweet enough to get me a King Cake to cheer me up. Too bad I will hate myself after I eat it all. Just kidding. I only ate half. My office mates get the rest.
I thought it may be fun to share with you my favorite piece of artwork in my home.
It is a hand painted scarf from Umberto Romano's Mardi Gras in Italy 1957 series...very apropos.
Isn't it dreamy??? It is on the wall next to my side of the bed. I just lay there and stare at it because I love it so much.
Romano was a very cool artist and the coolest thing about him was that his aesthetic change constantly but without ever losing characteristics uniquely his own. The Mardi Gras series was a very small part of who he was as an artist but it is a part that really resonates with me. He was a celebrity at this particular time in his life. He was commissioned to paint many murals one of which was in the restrooms of a hip, new restaurant in New York.
Here he is with Mr. High Noon himself, Gary Cooper, discussing his bathroom mural...
I hope you all have a great Fat Tuesday, drink some Abita and get to pinch some heads and suck some tails. I know I will be doing just that this evening.
Justice, power and faith,