Dali in Wonderland

Salvador Dali

Image via bbc.co.uk

 

It’s true that you can learn something new every day.  I don’t pretend to be an art buff – I’ve only really heard of big names like Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, to name a few – but I have always been drawn to Salvador Dali’s work.  It’s unusual.  I think that’s why.  It’s unorthodox, bold and yet you can still see what is going on.  It’s unpretentious.

I recently signed up for a newsletter called Brain Pickings and one of the articles was about Dali’s illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  I didn’t know that he had provided illustrations.  Mind blown.  One of my favourite artists has illustrated (in 1969) one of my favourite books.

Here’s a link to the article —> *click*

Guess what I’m off to buy…….

 

Di 🙂

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Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming by Neil Gaiman

I happened across an article on BrainPickings.org about reading and it makes so many valid points about why reading is important.  I won’t regurgitate what I read but I wanted to share the article because I think it’s worth sharing.  Ours is a book house.  We own books, we read them, we use the local library too.  I read every night before going to bed and at various points throughout the day.  I have always read to my kids before bedtime as part of their wind-down routine.  My son is now old enough to read most things himself and so I let him pick what he wants to read.  At the moment, it’s Pokemon or Minecraft manuals which is not necessarily what I would choose for him but the important thing is he enjoys reading them.  He is absorbing.  He is learning.  He is enjoying books.

Long live the art of reading!

Here is the article —>  Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

 

Di 🙂