Wayne Thiebaud is probably best known for his glorious cake paintings, but I really love this series of sweets counters and delicatessens.
I find them beautifully spare: every little morsel seems right at home, and even though there are empty trays and spaces, nothing exactly looks like it’s missing.
They’re full of delicious possibility, but also just a little bit sad, which happens to be exactly how I feel about New Year’s. (Happy! Happy! by the way) And welcome back!
I think one of those little lemon pies would make me feel better.