Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Casey and the Technicolor Dream Sweater

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Rainbow Boy, lol—Looking spiffy on my bright red bicycle, wearing bright red sneakers, starchy dark denim jeans, a rainbow-colored sweater, and a navy blue beret—from France, of course. My grandmother knit that sweater for me. I remember she told me I could pick out whatever color wool I wanted for the upcoming sweater—even a rainbow variegated version—as long as I didn't tell anyone I knew she was going to make it for me. She wanted it to be perfect and I think it was a win-win situation. I would have loved anything made by her, but a sweater with every color in it was perfect! At about eight years old in this photo, in front of Art's closed store with Spring's first crocuses coming up behind me, I was styling!

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  1. Casey, I didn't think it was even possible for me to ever say a photo of yours is a "favorite", BUT, OH MY GOSH! I LOVE this picture...seems to be SO SO YOU! and how I adore that you grandma let you pick whatever colors you wanted and then made what you wanted...the rolled up jeans, the hat, OMg!! Just PERFECT! Do you still have the sweater?
    I hope this photo brings back wonderful memories for you cuz it is just GREAT!
    Thanks for the smile..
    Mare

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  2. I'm not positive if I still have it. I think I must. I have so many hand made sweaters all the way back to the 40s and 50s. I can't imagine we'd let this one go. But I haven't seen it a long time. Probably packed away. It would be worth looking for!

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  3. YOU LOOKED SO HAPPY IN EVERYWAY . THE SWEATER SHOWS ME WHY YOU LOVE THE COLORS YOU USE IN YOUR ARTWORK. PERFECT THEN AND PERFECT NOW. YOU SHOULD PUT THAT PICTURE INTO ONE OF YOUR PAINTING ALONG WITH A PICTURE OF YOUR GRANNY.

    GRANNY

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  4. Could you BE any cuter in this picture? I doubt it!

    And Granny's observation about the connection between your sweater and your artwork is right on target -- before I even read her comment I thought "that looks a lot like his art."

    Well done, then and now!

    Paul, NYC

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  5. That photo just about did me in . . . I am so freaking in love with you Casey. xxxooo I miss u so much!

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  6. Seconding Granny and Paul about the link to your art Casey. And what a great photo.

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  7. new TV Show: "Everyone Loves Casey", lol

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  8. @Woody..........starring the Brady Bunch?????

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  9. Sure



    I think Autoblog is now copying you Casey, lol http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/07/wiesmann-mf3-final-edition-geneva-2012/

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