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Friday, March 02, 2007


knittedvineyards2withportrait2_400Welcome to my new blog. I hope you find it easier to navigate, find old files, do keyword searches and take advantage of the automatic subscription service telling you when I make new postings, which I'm planning on doing more often. Posting more regularly is not only a symptom of my perverse urge to communicate but my new freedom. To share interesting or beautiful things found along my travels through life, art, knitting and the world has finally just fused into my modus operendi.

To launch the new blog, I've posted a portrait done by Titian, an Italian renaissance painter famous for his affinity for red-haired women.  Not many painters considered redheads portrait-worthy. If you weren't Queen Elizabeth numero uno, red hair rarely showed up in portraits of the time. Best to keep those redheads hidden—sign of magic and all that. Bravo le magic! Of course, the real magic here is more of the technological variety since I've draped the Tuscan Olive wrap around the lady's shoulders and posted her portrait on top of my new Knitaly banner ad. Titan probably wouldn't approve but I'd like to think he'd get over it in the name of creative freedom. The image is going into my book, by the way. Much image conjuring is in process there.

I am influenced by Renaissance dress, convinced as I am that more is mucho. I am no minimalist. If I could, I'd sweep around with my hair dressed in intricate,pearl-threaded braids, wearing gowns layered in silk and velvet. This might inhibit my workouts on the treadmill and create quite a stir while grocery shopping, not to mention make my 20-minutes-to-dress-and-exit an issue. Also, I could see getting in and out of my Jeep a bit of a challenge and causing some astronomical dry cleaning bills. Can you drip dry silk velvet? Wait a minute, that would be like hand-washing drapes. 

Okay, so I'll stay with my jeans and knitwear.

So, the question is: will Boticcelli forgive me 'magicking' his three graces with a skein of Alchemy yarn?



Posted by Jane on 03/02 at 09:29 AM

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