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Friday, September 14, 2012

Sweetman Says

Today, I thought I’d share on my trip to the Dali Museum. I haven’t gone since their move to the new building.

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Its pretty awesome and modern looking. The old building was…well…just an ordinary building. It was the right size to house Dali’s work of art which by the way Sweetman says, “He was one weird dude.”

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Sweetman says, “I’d never buy any of his art. But I do like his work 1923 and before.”

Well, I can’t say that I would either. Dali had a tendency to draw or paint enlarged genetalia in the strangest places in his pictures. Subliminal-like. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to share any pictures. The museum doesn’t allow anyone to photograph Dali’s masterpieces.

Dali also had a fascination with Freud, math, and the sciences. I also noticed he had a thing for St. Helena, skeleton keys, and pocket watches. IHe would some how interject them into his paintings. Oh and I can’t forget his mustache. He had a fascination with that, too. The picture below, is a bench shaped like his famous facial hair.

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Sweetman and I were a bit disappointed with the entrance fee. It cost us 21 dollars a piece for one whole floor of his work. I so wanted to see his murals that hung in the old building. The ones where you could walk to the right then to the left and then back up. Each movement unveiled a different painting. They weren’t there. ***frowns***

But there was a great labyrinth . It took ten minutes to get through.

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Hedges lined a sandy trail.

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There were messages on the trail. I accepted it as a for-only-me-message since I’m feeling like I’m going to jump out of my skin with the coming release of my book, Secondhand Shoes. Maybe Dali was directing me to pay attention to the message below. I wouldn’t be surprised if he even felt like giving up on his art at times. His work definitely revealed that he went against the norms of society.

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So I stayed on the trail.

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I made my way out and found a tree with some interesting paper tassels.

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There were also some really great palm trees. Perfect, in fact.

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Here are some more pics.

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The next pic is of me. I’m more of a project in the works.

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Anyway, Sweetman says, “I know where all the good things are.” But he also says, “What stinks in the kitchen?” He usually says this when he comes home from work and I’m in the kitchen cooking.

I was surprised that he offered to read Secondhand Shoes after the edits were finished…well, the word and sentence edits. After reading twenty-seven chapters of it he says, “This is good for a chic book.”

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Hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ll be hair lopping during most of it.

Tomorrow, I’ll be going to a mini seminar in the morning put on by FWA. it’s a free one since all the issues with my daughter and Glowstick, I won’t be going to the three day event in October. For one day, it’s 200 dollars versus 319 dollars for the weekend which doesn’t include the hotel accommodations.  ***frowns***

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Glowstick is getting so big. He’s 9 months now and has 2 toofies.

Have a great weekend and Happy Rosh Shoshanna (Happy Jewish New Year)! I’ll be lurking around.

Hugs and chocolate,

Shelly

NEW Book, too. Norma Beishir's, Alexander’s Empire will be out this weekend on Amazon. Sorry. I don’t have a link. It probably won’t be up until tomorrow or later today.

30 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures. Can't believe it was so expensive.

    At least Sweetman read it. Lol

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    1. Yeah. I was sooo surprised by the price. But I did enjoy the little bit of art work. Dali art is quirky for sure.

      And as for Sweetman, at least I know he tells it like is even when it comes out harshly.

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  2. Good for a chick book - hilarious!
    Twenty-one dollars seems really steep. At least the maze was cool.

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    1. Yeah. I was surprised at how expensive it was. Shocked actually.

      Yes. Sweetman is hilarious. He just doesn't know how much.

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  3. Quirky doesn't begin to describe Dali.

    And that tree/hedge in the photo looks like a phallic symbol....

    Thanks for the mention, Shelly!

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    1. Norma:

      When walking the trail, I thought the same thing.

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful post about Dali. As far as artists like that are concerned, I always liked Magritte a bit better. I'm glad Sweetman likes your book, my husband liked my manuscript too except I made him read it too many times. Oh well, we all have to stay on our respective path. :)

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    1. Evie:

      Sweetman wouldn't read it until it was completely finished. Although he did read the original first chapter.

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  5. I think I'd find the architecture of the building more to my liking then Dali's work. That does seem a bit steep...

    And Norma's book is going to be out sometime over the weekend indeed. It's set to go, she just has to finalize the conversions. I'll have a review of it.

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    1. Yes. The building was really cool and overlooked the water down by St. Pete's Marina.

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  6. Ooh I'd be interested to check out this museum one day. Love the pictures!


    Happy Friday!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. You would love it. His work really plays with your head and gets you to decode what he's trying to show.

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  7. Great pictures. Stay on the path is good advice for anyone. Sounds like loads of fun.

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    1. Thanks, Mari. Hugs and chocolate to you.

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  8. I'm partial to the great masters myself. I never liked the moderns. I went to art school, and the teachers didn't want me to make things look as they were. Probably because they couldn't, I'm guessing.

    Good to have your husband support you on the book, kid-o!

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    1. I love a lot of Dali's stuff. Non-conformists are rather interesting people.

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  9. What an awesome 'field trip' Shelly! Love that bench, btw. Sooo cool. :-)

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  10. Oh yeah. Salvador Dali is a trip! His work fills an entire room at the Detroit Institute of Arts. It's full of big arms and metal rods and other macho images (while making cars). Big entrance fees are why government takes over so many art museums!

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    1. I really missed his illusionistic murals though. And government sucks sometimes.

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  11. There are some pieces of Dali's work in the Tate Modern in London. I have to confess I don't really get him! Good luck with Second hand Shoes. Love the photo of Glowstick. He's a cutie.

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    1. Yeah. Dali is strange but interesting.
      And thank you. Grandbabies are great.

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  12. Oh yes, and Shona Tova to you too. Hope you have a happy and healthy new year.

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    1. And than you! Shona Tova to you, too.

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  13. Dali was definitely unique. Stephen King's DUMA KEY has a Dali-ish artist in the Florida Keys as its protagonist. You have Sweetman, DUMA KEY's hero has his Wireman, who has sayings such as "When it comes to memory, the mind stacks the deck."

    Shona Tova to you as well! May this Rosh Hashana be left alone by terrorism. I pray that these Yamim Nora'im truly be days of awe for all those with hearts yearning for peace and love.

    Love the picture of Glowstick. :-) Great sales on SECOND HAND SHOES. I will buy a copy when it comes out. Roland

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  14. That's a lot of money for a museum you didn't totally enjoy.


    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah. It was. I really wanted to see the murals that did its illusions. When they were in the old museum, I could play for hours. And I love museums, too.

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  15. “This is good for a chic book.” So funny. I hope you took that as a complement. :))

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    1. I did because he speaks whatever is on his mind which is truthful no matter how it comes out.

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