i was laying on the sofa watching the late night news slowly but surely falling into a delicious slumber when i was awoken by an image i haven't seen in years. there on the screen was one of the fabulous mermaids from the 1984 Worlds Fair here in New Orleans. i remember the first time i ever laid eyes on these beauties, i was running in the grand opening race on day one of the fair. the giant mermaids adorned the entrance way to the fair which theme was "The World of Rivers" and there they stood, watching over hundreds of locals and tourists alike as they passed through their pearly gates to the fair.
here i am, so many years later looking at the ole girls who appeared rather worn but just like all of us, they made it threw the wrath of Katrina and yet still managed to look proud. the segment was focusing on the effort to restore the ladies and bring them back to their grand stature. i jumped up and shouted to no one in particular, "I WANT TO BE PART OF THAT!" (seriously, that's exactly what i said ) so this morning i'm getting on the horn to find the gentleman who owns and will be heading up this amazing project and offer my time and ninja painting skills. after all, i know a thing or two about moving the paint around and what an exciting adventure to be part of something so magnificent.