Sunday Musings

IMG_0053-XLHow can it be November already?  Where did the year go?  The next thing you know we’ll be having …. Brrrrr!  I don’t even wanna think about it.  It’s already warmed to 4C and that’s too chilly for me.  We’re supposed to have decent weather for most of this week.  Hopefully the weather guy isn’t lying to me.  At least we got to sleep in this morning.  It was tough getting out of a warm bed.

The girls had fun last night other than they got a bit cold as the night got darker.  I have a couple neighbors that go all out with the Halloween decorations and they had to check them all out.  We kinda had to remind them that they needed to quit looking and talking and do a little more door bell ringing.  It was too funny to watch.

So now I hafta put up my little ghost guy, my cat and my pumpkin.  I was a little disappointed with the replacement light that I got for my pumpkin.  It just didn’t light it up very well.  I’ll keep the light for something else and I did find another type of light that should work mucher betterer.

Now it’s time to start working on my Christmas village.

Art Sunday #47: Salvador Dali – Swans Reflecting Elephants

swans-reflecting-elephantsSwans Reflecting Elephants (1937) is a painting by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali.  This painting is from Dalí’s Paranoiac-critical period. Painted using oil on canvas, it contains one of Dalí’s famous double images. The double images were a major part of Dalí’s “paranoia-critical method,” which he put forward in his 1935 essay “The Conquest of the Irrational.” He explained his process as a “spontaneous method of irrational understanding based upon the interpretative critical association of delirious phenomena.” Dalí used this method to bring forth the hallucinatory forms, double images and visual illusions that filled his paintings during the Thirties. As with the earlier “Metamorphosis of Narcissus”  Swans Reflecting Elephants uses the reflection in a lake to create the double image seen in the painting.