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Archive for May, 2009

I haven’t been keeping up with my blog while in D. Min. classes, but I wanted to post today about the exhibit we viewed at the National Gallery of Art called “Heaven on Earth.”  It’s a wonderful exhibit on illuminated manuscripts which happens to be something I’m very interested in right now.  

Here’s one of the pieces we saw.  This is from the National Gallery website — photos aren’t allowed in the exhibit.

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Tomorrow we’ll be going to Baltimore to the American Visionary Art Museum and to the Walters to see the St. John’s Bible exhibit.  I can’t wait!.  P.S.  You can see more about the St. John’s Bible here.

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In Class

Just a quick post. I’m at the seminary this week and next in D.Min. classes. This week is Theological Aesthetics. I get to present my Way of the Cross project tomorrow. I’m both excited and nervous about hearing reactions.

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I got this mystery yarn from my mom last year, and I know she bought it a long time ago.  I don’t know what it is–there were no labels with it–but I’m pretty sure it’s all wool.  I’ve determined that it’s about DK weight.  I love the coloring and have been looking for something to make with it.  

This week I ordered Skein for Skein by Cheryl Potter and found in it a pattern for a cap sleeve Sunshine Lace Cardigan designed by Celeste Pinheiro that I thought might work.  Although the original pattern calls for cotton yarn, there’s a variation done with alpaca that looks nice and I thought I would try doing a substitution since that’s what this book is all about.  

Here’s my swatch that I knitted last night. (Photo not so good since John still has the camera.)

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It creates a very different look from the original.  Now I’m going to wash and block it to see how it looks and drapes and maintains the gauge.

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I have been working steadily to complete my preparations for my next D.Min. classes that start in just over a week.  While I was reading I decided to take a break and look at some of the artwork being referenced, rather than just reading about it.  I found this amazing 3D rendition of Picasso’s Guernica.  Since I don’t know how to insert videos into my blog, you’ll have to click on the link to see it.  It takes about 6 minutes to view, but is well worth the time.  

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