So all the pre-Lent festivities have ended. Yesterday was Fat Tuesday and the city of New Orleans partied and caroused like only New Orleans can. And Rio is wrapping up its dazzling annual carnival celebration. I saw some pictures from it online and wow was it ever colorful, exuberant, and lively! Fabulously and unabashedly over-the-top. That’s Rio for you. Now if only they could do us a huge favor and keep Paris Hilton. Dear Brazil . . . you can have her. Please don’t send her back! Please?

I may be a day late with my mardi gras posting, but I see no reason why we can’t keep the spirit of mardi gras alive here on Museworthy. Let’s extend it a little longer, shall we?

This pencil and gouache work was created by my friend Kathi Kirkpatrick at a private art session in Westchester, NY. Also in attendance were my dear friend Damian and our friend and hostess Wilma. We had the loveliest time together 🙂 That’s me reclining odalisque-style, rocking a blue mask with feathers and sparkly sequins. I wish everyone could see this piece up close in real life because Kathi, whose fanciful, artistic imagination never ceases to amaze, achieved incredible detail on my eyes and the mask itself. Happy Mardi Gras, everyone!

5 thoughts on “Carnival

  1. Jennifer says:

    Ahh – have just noticed that I can comment via the email that now delivers your blog to my inbox (it’s taken me to your blog – how clever!). Have been bogged under with editing THE most boring book (and it was long, of course!), but have enjoyed your blog arriving direct to my inbox since I pressed the subscribe button (am new to all this blog stuff – and blogs seem to work in various different ways). I need to catch up on my comments, but just to say that’s a lovely carnivalesque pose and am looking forward to your ‘Music Mondays’!

    • artmodel says:


      Good to see you back! And glad you’re done with long, boring book.

      I’m happy that Museworthy is being delivered reliably to your inbox. Excellent! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting, Jennifer, and stay tuned for “Music Mondays”!


  2. Ilene Skeen says:

    Lovely — I too have just started getting Museworthy in the email — It’s a delight!
    Also, thanks for posting the art — wonderfully expressive and attractively decadent. Please tell the size. Thanks!

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