Hello Again. Not very often I do 2 posts in one day but I did want to keep this separate from my other two challenge pieces today
Here is another page for my journal inspired by the wonderful Art Journal Journal where the theme is 'Inspired by the Masters'. I had never even thought about how many wonderful works of art I have seen in real life and in various parts of the world-well not until this challenge brought memories flooding back. To be honest I didn't even think I could paint until I found AJJ but now I am inspired to 'have a go' and it feels terrific.
Here I have used ideas from two of Salvador Dali's painting as inspiration. 'Landscape with Butterflies' and the beautiful 'Butterfly Ship'. It is painted in emulsion paints and the butterflies are from a sheet I downloaded online and cut out.
I bet you are fed-up by now of my artist tales but here is another one-sorry.
Above 20 years ago Vic, my husband, and myself told each other what we would really like to do at some point in our life. He wanted to go to Figueres to see the Dali Museum as he was a Dali nut at the time. I wanted to see the huge production of AIDA which was doing the rounds and reputed to be the biggest production ever of the opera.
It didn't take long to fulfill both of these dreams. We went by coach to Roses on the coast of Northern Spain and stayed there in a lovely little hotel. Then we went by bus to find Figueres and the Dali Museum. It proved a little difficult as neither of us speak any Spanish apart from ordering two beers which wasn't useful at the time. The museum is just amazing
You can't mistake the building among the little streets and traditional buildings
So that was Vic's wish fulfilled.
I thought my dream would be staged in Egypt or Milan or somewhere exotic as we said we go where ever it was staged next. It was Birmingham-England. It was amazing though and Vic wore a tuxedo and I wore a long dress--everyone else seemed to be in jeans and t-shirts.
Enough for today--or maybe too much
Love Chrissie x