February 14th, 2022. It was V-Day and I had no date. I figured I might as well have to the two Valentine's day stables: chocolate and wine. I already had my slice of flourless chocolate cake. Now I was looking for a restaurant, but the 14th of February is one of the busiest days in the restaurant industry. After playing the yelp/google/review game, I somehow found myself driving to Taste and Savor Wine Bar.
I arrived early during the restaurant dead hour of 3-4PM. I would end up leaving 5+ hours later. The wine was on point which is a bit of a rarity in Colorado. The food was also quite good. They had the usual fare of nuts and some exotic cured meats.
On the walls were a bunch of art deco posters. I talked to the owner and he confirmed that with the exception of one, all of them are originals. You read that right. Original posters form the early to mid 20th century. I look at all the painterly images of smiling rosy cheeked people holding oversize food. I had my tablet and drawing pen and I finished the sketch that would eventually become this piece.
Midway through the process, I texted my progress to my good friend Renee. She told me that the carnival like women had a "Brigit" like energy, so I decided to name the piece after the Celtic deity.