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?


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.


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.