Saturday, December 18, 2010

I'm iPhone Mobile Now

In my march into the 21st Century (dragging my needlepoint behind me in a little red wagon borrowed from Beloved's grandson) I have made Blog "mobile enabled."  This means that if you want to read Blog on your smart phone, it is in a format made specifically for mobile devices.

I actually prefer the usual format when reading blogs on mobile devices.  If you are like me, scroll down to the bottom of the page when using your smart phone and click on "View Web Version" and you'll be back at a regular computer view that shows the column on the right hand side of the page.  You can toggle back to "View Mobile Version" if you change your mind.

For those who blog via Blogger, Google seems to be rolling out this feature to those who use their Blogger in Draft setting.  When it is available for your blog, you'll get a message from Blogger when you log into your account that allows you to turn on the mobile view if you wish.

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Art Interpretation (Revolution Included)

Paris Bottman Cat Stocking from Maggie Designs
The Dangerous Mezzo mentioned in a Comment that she adored the Maggie cat stocking in the header photo.  (Thanks, DM.)  This photo shows a Paris Bottman design that was adapted by Maggie to needlepoint that I stitched several years back as a Christmas present for my mother.  When DM mentioned it, I started thinking idly about artwork that various needlepoint designers have licensed.    Melissa Shirley regularly published various designers' work besides her own and of course Maggie Designs is all licensed art.  I don't believe Maggie does any designing herself.  While I was thinking about this and wondering if there was a Blog entry to be written on the topic, I discovered this on the Sundance Needlework website.

The article she mentions by the artist Jane LaFazio is here.  It's quite interesting to see needlepoint through the eyes of an artist whose work is being reproduced this way.  If you go back to the Sundance blog link above and scroll back some, you'll see close ups of various parts of the Tree of Life design as they were worked.

If all this art talk is duller than dishwater for you, then you might want to go over to the Spinster Stitcher's blog where she is fomenting revolution.   I plan to sign right up.  After all, who doesn't want to be involved when SS is leading the charge?  A good time is guaranteed to be had by all.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow Blogging at Archived Yahoo 360 postings at