"Yepa and the Magic Blanket" mixed media on aquabord, 16" x 20". Ready to frame. Click here to purchase this piece on Artfinder.
It has been a week of random events, curious meetings and mixed energies. In other words, a discombobulated week. But the randomness and disconnection is humorous, I think, especially when I try to put it all together. So I run through the week's events in my brain, looking for patterns and synchronicity, and WHOA! Hold it right there! Salvador Dali came up twice this week! Once during a gallery event, and again on a random link online. It's the only thing I've got this week, so humor me. :)
I had no idea there was a cookbook by Salvador Dali. Or any book by Salvador Dali, other than art books. Now I am not the most art educated of artists, so it stands to reason I might not be in the know. But a surreal cookbook? Indeed. Check it out here. This is a book I want to cook from. It might not be as good as Lobscouse and Spotted Dog, favorite recipes from the seafaring novel series by Patrick O'Brien, or Fifty Shades of Chicken, a naughty cookbook I got for Christmas one year, but it could make for some interesting dinners (especially if wine is also involved). It might just salvage any evening where entertaining guests is required.
But while we are on the topic of books by artists...there is a little SUPER TOP SECRET project in the works that might just involve an artist and a poet (nudge nudge wink wink) who happen to riff off each other's work and might feel the need to put together something truly phenomenal simply because you only get one wild and wonderful life! And so, well, why not? Magic is in the making even as you read this, and perhaps it will be just in time to put on your wish list for Santa. I can hardly stop happy dancing throughout the house!
And from books by artists we can move on to books read by artists (well, this artist anyway), which would be Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters, an incredible book of heroines in folktales which was given to me by a phenomenal writer. And one of the stories, which included a native american woman who wore a magic blanket, inspired Yepa to leap onto my art table and begin a drumming circle with the antlered animals . The cows and a gaggle of queens joined in, and they are now demanding breakfast. Sounds like the perfect setting for some surreal cooking.
Jen Walls and her imaJENation