Sunday, February 22, 2009
Left to right in the above photo are Althea Crome, Lynn Bernstein and Yours Truly. The year is 1983 and the place is the fourth floor of McKinnon Hall at Ohio University (thanks to a venerable little bird for the cleaned-up pic). We were some good buddies back then. I've just recently reconnected with those two wonderful women and I'm sure glad for that.
But there is something here for you too. Althea is an expert in miniature knitting. She created some of the costumes for the new movie Coraline. She's having a bit of bandwidth trouble right now, but I urge everyone to check back and surf her knitting site when it's back up. It is incredible.
Here's Althea talking about her craft and the film:
As for the movie, I just saw the 3D version and LOVED it. I was rapt from beginning to end. And it wasn't just me. The theater was about three-fourths full of kids and there was hardly a peep for the entire show. The worn-out circus performers that serve as supporting characters and the fantastical blooming garden absolutely jazzed me, and that's just to mention a couple of things.
Coraline will make you believe in magic again.
Now how is that for some cool stuff!