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The 'Other' Red Strings
Since about 1993, I've been including a red string in almost all my work. It has become my trademark and my clients always are anxious to find out how I wil lincorporate the red string into their commissioned works of art.
You can find several examples of how I have incorporated the red string into my work here.
On this page, I've links to all the other 'red strings' I could find. It's become quite interesting. Feel free inform me of any that are not listed. Enjoy.
 
"The Red Thread"
by Lucy Kaplansky
This is the background music I selected for my 'red string' slideshow. Ever sine I was introduced to our local community supported public radio station, WMNF in St. Pete/Tampa, I have always liked Lucy's work.
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"The Red Thread" on NPR
Listen to the Lucy Kaplansky interview on NPR and find out why she wrote "The Red Thread"......the song now has even more meaning to me.
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The Kabbalah Center
The source, I believe, of the media craziness a few years ago about Britney Spears and Madonna who both started wearing red strings on their wrists. You can buy your very own red string right here. I have one, actually......a friend who was visiting NYC bought one for me as a gift. I don't wear it though. Maybe I should?
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"The Ball of Red String"
A Guided Meditation for Children by Marlene Halpin, O.P.
According to the publisher, Loyola Press, Sister Halpin takes listeners on an imaginative, magical journey through the forest, over a stream, and across a field towards a quiet place where they meet Jesus and share with him anything that is on their mind. A useful tool for quiet-time, bedtime, or reflection. This book is suitable for children of all ages.
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"Blood Tea And Red String"

A handmade stop-motion fairy tale for adults.Thirteen years in the making, Christiane Cegavske’s dialogue free film tells the tale of the struggle between the aristocratic White Mice and the rustic Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak over the doll of their heart’s desire. I've not seen it yet.....

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"Red String"
Red String is written and illustrated by Gina Biggs, an American, female comic artist. This webcomic's print version is published by Dark Horse Comics and has been a finalist in the romance category four years in a row in the Web Comics Choice Awards.
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The Red String Movie
A short film explaining the Jewish custom of wearing a red string around your wrist. The link is to a YouTube video.....interesting.
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Return of the Red String
Celebs are seeing red again! from US Magazine.com Thursday August 16, 2007
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Red string of fate
Also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate (and by other variants) is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of men and women who are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other.
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The red string squad
New York Daily News/October 15, 2003      By Melena Z. Ryzik
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"Threadbare"
Is there any substance behind the latest fad: kabbalistic red strings?
by Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky
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Faux Forum Red String
This is an image I created for a book created by the artists of the Faux Forum
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There you have it....I could go on with several more sites all trying to sell red strings....oh....and several selling red string bikinis:-)
Just know that when I started painting red strings in all my work, almost 14 yers ago, I knew nothing about any of the examples I've listed here. Maybe it was simply 'meant to be'.
Skip Dyrda
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