This makes me more excited than Jessie Spano on pills.

18 May

Ever since I saw Mary Poppins as a young tyke, I have fantasized about jumping into beautiful paintings a la Bert and his sidewalk chalk drawings. Just in case you were deprived of love as a child, here’s what I’m talking about:

If you jump into this picture…

…you get to have a jolly holiday.

While I will still need to find a way to fulfill my other lifelong goals (e.g. swimming in a pool filled with spaghetti, guest starring on Saved by the Bell), the New York Botanical Garden is making this early dream of mine come true this summer. Although I don’t know much about art, I do know two things about the artwork that decorates my room: I like photographs of dogs, and I like the colorful, impressionist works of Monet. From May 19 to October 21, the NYBG is recreating the majestic Giverny garden that inspired many of Monet’s famous paintings, like these below:

Following Bert’s sage advice, I will “think, wink, do a double blink, close my eyes, and jump” into the full bloom of Monet’s work at NYBG. Will also wear Mary’s costume and demand refreshments from penguin waiters.


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