Tom Cat Dali on the Road



Tom Cat Dali on the Road

Tom Cat Dali on the Road

Libuse Mikova-Mika

Westfields Press,
121 Westfields, St. Albans AL3 4JR,
England 2008

First published 2009

Copyright Libuse Mikova-Mika 2009
British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

Mikova-Mika, Libuse
Tom Cat Dali on the Road
1. Title

ISBN 978-0-906340-20-2



Tom Cat Dali is the real cat figure. I owned this original Persian tom cat in my panel flat in Prague after I found Dali wandering around our house one summer night He was probably on one of his trips. Unfortunately I lost my beloved Tom Cat Dali one day, but my memory did not forget him, and I dedicated all my drawings to him. I made all these drawings on my own or in the company of my art students in the Czech landscape and in towns. This drawing story of Tom Cat Dali is for children and for adults as well. I will be grateful if my readers are happy with Tom Dali and travel happily through the world of my drawings and reality.

Thank you.

The Author Libuse Mikova-Mika


My name is Libuse Mikova-Mika. I was born on the 24th December 1948 in Valdice which is near Jicinin the East of Bohemia in Czechoslovakia. Now it is the Czech Republic. I have lived in Prague, where I studied in the University of Applied Arts during the years 1968-1974. This university of art was set up in the nineteenth century in competition with the Austrian University of Applied Arts in Vienna. It is only university of its kind in the Czech Republic.During my studies the university was at a good European artistic level.

For five years I have lived in St. Albans, England.

My work indicates Philosophical Scepticism and great admiration of Nature and the activity of human beings.

I continue the tradition of classical art in Europe.
I work in cotton, linen, wool, chalk, oil, pastel, pen, ink, watercolour, guache symbolising classical art.

My main interest is in making gobelin tapestries.
There are three periods in my work; Peru, India, Europe.

1 Forsythia and Blue Violas
2 Tom Dalí in Mala Strana
3 Tom Dalí in Vyšehrad in front of
pseudogothic Church of St. Peter
4 Tom Dalí in Museum of Antonín Dvorák in Prague
5 Tom Dalí in Renaissance Valdstejnska garden
6 Tom Dalí with Peacock in the garden of
František in Prague
7 Tom Dalí in Queen garden in Prague Castle
8 Tom Dalí looking at
the Art Nouveau Grand Hotel Europe in Prague
9 Tom Dalí in front of Art Nouveau Municipal House
10 Tom Dalí in Rytirská Street in Prague
11 Tom Dalí in Prague’s Rytírská Street 2
12 Tom Dalí in the Café Odkolek in Prague
13 Tom Dalí with Swans in Prague
14 Tom Dalí in Charles Square in Prague
15 Tom Dalí by the river Vltava in Prague
16 Tom Dalí in Prague Zoo with Leopard
17 Tom Dalí in Ceská Skalice by
Božena Nemcová school of the 19th century writer
18 Tom Dalí in Lake Rozkoš by the town ceská Lípa
19 Tom Dalí in Marienbad
20 Tom Dalí in Goethe Square in Marienbad
21 Tom Dalí in the wood of Kladská in Marienbad
22 Tom Dalí lying by the fountain in Marienbad
23 Tom Dalí in Café Kolonada in Marienbad
24 Tom Dalí looks at the chariot in Marienbad
25 Tom Dalí in Kolonada in Karlsbad
26 Tom Dalí in Czech landscape
27 Tom Dalí in Uncle Farmer
28 The forrest with Tom Dalí and the dove
Christmas Bells are coming
29 Tom Dalí with Birds