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L. S. Eldridge
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Notes from the Deckle Edge
If a regular visitor to my blog, you might recall that every Thanksgiving my family gathers around the table and puts together a puzzle. This year the choice of puzzles was a "revenge" puzzle. Revenge puzzle you ask? Yes, chosen for its complexity and number of pieces for the time given to complete the task. This year the subject was Klimt's "The Woman in Gold" (Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I). I hear it was chosen in retribution for the "circle" puzzle. It was aptly chosen, but our family motto (spoken many times this evening) should be formally recognized as No Quitters Here. I'm sure it would sound better in Latin. Let me just say that those little swirly bits and the bottom of the cloak were merciless. I have never studied the work as diligently or as thoroughly as I had the opportunity to do last night. I feel I would admire it in person from a new perspective. I have to agree with my cousin that it is most unsatisfying to finish a puzzle with only 999 pieces. Although it is not unknown for someone (you shall remain nameless here) to "accidentally" walk off with a piece in their pocket, I remain convinced the dog should be blamed.
Upon returning home I had the opportunity to watch an art documentary "The Great Masters of the Italian Renaissance: Disc 3. I have added the review to my documentary review page. I have seen this before, but felt it warranted a new viewing. Hope you had a joyful Thanksgiving and scored a zero at Thanksgiving Bingo. Back to my brushes.
"I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution of the world." - Amos Oz
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