My sweet, imaginative, fun sister-in-law, Barb, made me this piece of wall art for my birthday. Perhaps the inspiration came from knowing how much I like ice cream . . . or perhaps it was the memory of all the delicious gelato we shared in Rome a couple of years ago . . .
As soon as I saw it, I felt an uncontrollable, urgent need for an ice cream sundae so I ran to the store to get the essential ingredients, including the maraschino cherries. Is this art imitating life, or the other way around . . . ?
For some reason, my family has gotten it in their heads that if they rub the glass bowl, magically, ice cream sundaes will appear in front of their eyes, sort of like Aladdin's lamp, but sweeter . . . so now it's hanging in the kitchen . . . but the boys (and that includes my husband) have promised me that they are going to take very good care of it and rub the bowl no more than once a week . . .