Thursday, October 23, 2008

After I Found Out Dali Had Bad Halitosis, I Didn't Like His Paintings As Much.

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that if I find out anything awful about an artist or a writer or a filmaker, it often affects how I feel about their work. For instance, if they smell ,I don't like it. This a particularly true in the case of Salvador Dali. Since reading about his Bad Breath , things have never been the same .
But here's a little painted collage I did of him as a poor pathetic old man with a tube coming out of his mouth sitting in a comfortable armchair on an old boat with his Famous Melting Clocks as sails. 
The painting is part of a series of paintings  for a Picture Book for teenage girls that I wrote but of course never tried to get published. The book was called 'The Perfect World'. 
But over the Xmas hols I plan to revive, revamp & reinvigorate this project & take it to a publisher. 
No excuses.
This is a Definite Goal (I just typed 'Goad' instead. Maybe it's that too.)
Has anyone got any Definite Goals they'd like to share?

6 comments:

Mervat said...

One immediate 'Definite Goal' is to finish our bathroom renovation and not have anything further to do with our present plumber come hell or highwater!!! There, I got that out of my system!! Then, I will hopefully have the mental energy and focus to continue working on my main 'Definite Goal', my book!

By the way, your book sounds very interesting. I enjoy reading your blog and imagine that a book authored by you would be a terrific read!!

Della Street Dreaming said...

thank you!
I hope you get the book done too! That 's far more satisfying than bathroom renovation & plumbers

workthatwardrobe said...

I discovered that Dali used to play football and there is a whole display dedicated to him at the Nou Camp stadium museum in Barcelona which we visited a few years back.
By the way I have given you an Honest blog award!

see you there! said...

I really like Dali's paintings and since I don't have to deal with the man in person I can continue to enjoy them.

You are quite talented yourself! Love your take on Dali.

Darla

La Belette Rouge said...

Hmm, the only thing I can think of like your Dali fact is hearing that someone who claimed to have slept with Henry Kissenger claimed that he always had holes in his socks. I think of that every time I see him.

My goal: Get an agent!!!! Then get that book sold. So, it seems we have the same ultimate goal.

I have given you a bloggy award.Come on over and claim it.:-)

Iheartfashion said...

Great painting!
Good luck with your book.
My goal? Figure out a way to make some $$$ in this stinking economy.