Because you’re reading this today… I might as well let you in on the fact that I did not win MegaMillions last night. They say you’ve gotta be in it to win it… so perhaps this is just fate wanting me to be even THINNER RICHER & BOOZIER, now the jackpot is a crazy $476 MILLION dollars. You know what, people say that money wouldn’t change them, but I don’t know how coming in to such a large sum wouldn’t change you. It’s not like you’ve worked for it and earned it… It’s not like you inherited it and grew up with it always sitting there waiting for you… I’m pretty sure it would change me. Which I think is scary. Sure I would be responsible and tie it all (or most) up in a trust. I would make sure all our nieces and nephews had college funds, and I think I’d pay off our immediate family’s mortgages. You know once you have it… everyone wants a piece. Obviously we’d give plenty to charity / Perhaps even start a foundation to keep me busy… or maybe I would just write this blog about truly being THIN RICH & BOOZIE.
What would you do with your RICH self if you won? I’m afraid I’d become a hoarder. Every time watch the show HOARDERS, I get scared and end up cleaning out my closet… I totally see myself easily slipping down that slippery slope… I love stuff especially art, I already have art work stored everywhere at both the Country House and the Apt… in the attic, in the garage, under the beds, in closets, all over the walls. Here are some pictures of some pieces in our collection:
I love all my art, but a few are my favorites can be seen above. The Jennifer Bartlett etching on the left, the small piece right of the TV is very unique; it’s a mixed media piece made with paint, sand all on antique upholstery fabric, the nude male figure to its right is also really neat, it is just made with paper layers that captures shadows to make up the image.
The majority of the paintings above are actually pieces that I’ve created over the years. All but the two paints of the ladies. My paints are very narcissistic and are mostly self portraits.
One of my most prized pieces is the Francis Cotes on the lower left. Queen Elizabeth owns 3 and I own 1, I’m sure just one of the many things we have in common. Finding art I love is never a problem, however finding a place for it is often a problem. I found the lady on the right at a NYC thrift shop for a couple of hundred dollars, and the others at Estate Sales. My theory is don’t worry about how much a piece is worth, buy what you love and spend what you can afford. Some times you may luck out and find a treasure.
Above is a collection of pieces from Estate Sales
TR&B DAILY THINspriation:
ART: I’m always inspired by art. I don’t recommend buying art when your BOOZIE though. It can be incredibly costly. Trust me I know, after a few drinks I ended up buying a vintage Pucci teddy with matching panties, and a beaded evening gown. Both investments also in the attic at BlackStone. Here are some of my more sobering purchases.