As always, winter instills my heart with nostalgia—memories of cold yet cozy days building grotesque snowmen, cardboard-sledding down icy hills, sitting before a fireplace of smoldering telephone books. Maybe it was nostalgia that compelled me to join an etching workshop. Not sure. But I’m really glad I did! Fond memories flood my mind as I dig a stylus onto a green tablet, etching dragons, snow lotuses, arctic monkeys and sometimes blood from my unwieldly thumb. OUCH!
Here are the results so far…
Here are the remaining photos taken @ The Salvador Dali/ Pablo Picasso Exhibit in Shenzhen, China. To view part one, click here.
Here is page 3 of Señor Snobbity, a Christmas picture book available in English and now Spanish. If you or a loved one would like to pre-order one, please click here.
For friends and familia interested in a free copy, let me know and I’ll send you a Smashwords coupon. Have a snobbulous week!
This weekend I stopped by the Salvador Dali & Pablo Picasso exhibit in Shenzhen, China. Being a Dali enthusiast, I spent five surreal hours getting lost in his work (with two much-needed breaks in between). The exhibit was truly immersive, not only showcasing mind-bending prints, portraits and sculptures, but including large-scale replicas of psychedelic sofas and melting clocks for one’s selfie pursuits. Since the collection was quite large, this post will be split into two parts. Enjoy!
Instead of shaking my head, biting my lip or waving my fist at this crazy thing we call humanity, I’ve chosen to quietly write a poem. My intention isn’t to offend, but if it does, please contemplate this question: Isn’t it better to express one’s disillusion creatively than…?
Two-Thousand-7-Teen – – – – – – –
Angel hearts once made of gold
have turned to green, allergic mold
Acts of selfless charity
have turned to selfish memes of “me”
More and more the trumpet plays
More and more Lord Visa pays
Buying “bliss” at Jezebar
where clients hiss and “students” star
Will false idols lose their praise?
arousing cattle from their graze
Seers will boast, “most certainly”
and if they’re wrong, please don’t yell at me
Good news: Snobbity Snowman will soon be available in Spanish! Here are both versions of page two, where Snobbity and the Merrigolds are spending a “lovely” afternoon together. Look out for a third page next week and have a Snobbulous Sunday!
Okay, so maybe this post should be titled Shel Silver-Saturday (what with it being Saturday and all), but since today is Singles’ Day (11/11), I think we can let it slide.
Happy Singles’ Day!