I wish the photograph above could be a new Olympic event. It could be called, the "Wearing neon while lifting weights and balancing on colorful striped hoops" event. These guys would win.
I have been busy sewing. A lot of what I have been doing has been finishing my toy shop order and doing custom mobiles. This one above is a nice break. Someone wanted a blonde girl in a print. I love vague requests because I can fill in the blanks. She's going to be rollerskating and maybe delivering hot dogs.
We went to New Orleans. I love it. Love. It. It's vibrant and colorful and gritty and strange. We went to the French District to see the street performers. This guy is sitting still and painted solid gold with feathery wings in 1,000,000,000 degree heat. He is amazing.
All of Jackson Square smelled like these beignets. I finally was able to eat one. I didn't get to do it at the romantically historic Cafe DuMonde because the line was too much for a toddler to bare. We ate them in a mall outside of New Orleans and it still felt romantic. The dough has this delicate texture and it vanishes in your mouth like a sweet dream. The powdered sugar gets all over your clothes and makes you want to lick them when you get home, just to re-live the experience!