Café de Gijon, (Est. 1888) "The Literary Café,"
was the most famous coffeehouse in Spain,
a second home, where intellectuals and world
famous creatives, including Salvador Dalí and
Ernest Hemingway, journalists, chess players,
and poets, met to chat and discuss their work.
Carroll enjoyed meals and dark Spanish reds
with Alcaraz at Café de Gijon in Madrid, Spain.
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"99.9% Love & 0.03% Gratitude improve the way you see
Luxury, Illness, Famine, Earthquakes, and real friendships."
"My teacher taught me to plant [paint] a 'happy' patch of grass strategically
and 'finish' my paintings with panache, using unusual, unnatural colours,
because they feel right, and they convey wonderful hidden meaning.
One day, a good-natured shepherd pointed to a patch of grass in one of my paintings
and waggled his finger, '¡No está allí!' ('It's not there!') he admonished, but he loved it.
(Wait until he sees the 'happy little' mountain I painted in his beloved Medieval Catholic village!)
My wise ol' teacher had taught me to make my 'pretty' paintings beautiful.
Do you want to know how I learned to paint clouds?"
- The Artist Carroll