Thursday, February 28, 2013

27 February

Yesterday, I meant to post one of my favorite postcards from the Each Day in the Year of the Fire Dog. For one reason it is the birthday of one of my heroes, Rudolf Steiner, 1861, founder of Waldorf Schools  bio-dynamic farming, anthroposophy and so much more. All these spectral stamps to me represent the Rainbow Warriors, aka peacekeepers...
©2006 Kathleen O'Brien, Each Day in the Year of the Fire Dog, #30 front
©2006 Kathleen O'Brien, Each Day in the Year of the Fire Dog, #30 back

Dali Museum - a video

Dali was an early influence for me. It's not that I like all his images, it is the absolute mastery of his painting and his courage to paint from his inner life. Years ago I was astounded to see so many of his paintings at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Then it was a rather plain rectangular building. Recently I visited the NEW museum. What a marvel it is, located on Tampa Bay.
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As you will hear in this video, it is so loud. And don't make the mistake we made by going on Thursdays 5-8 pm when the entry is only $10, compared to the usual $22. Everyone had the same idea. I have never seen so many people at a museum and it was difficult to get close to his paintings. But when I did, tears came to my eyes experiencing his brushstrokes. And his huge masterpieces held me spellbound with the stories they tell.