Way Down Upon the Swanneeee Riverrrr

We took a four mile jaunt along the Big Shoals Trail running beside the
Suwannee River today. Hot and sticky but not too bad. River is very low –
dry season. Hard to see the river through the growth much of the time but
the glimpses were beautiful. And what is it about Spanish moss? Something
beautifully ancient and ghostly.

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1960s Javanese Batik

My in-laws spent the mid-1960s to early 1970s in medical service on the
Indonesian island of Java. My mother-in-law returned to the US with a
collection of high-quality batik. A few days before leaving Virginia, I
spent a few hours scanning sections of some of her collection. I wish I
could scan the entire cloth so you could get the full effect. What you see
here are the small sections that fit on a standard 8.5×11 scanner.

Enjoy!

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The Great Escapes: Top 10 Pantone Colors – Fashion and Design News and Trends

    The Great Escapes: Top 10 Pantone Colors

    The Great Escapes: Top 10 Pantone Colors

    by Rosemary Feitelberg

    Posted Tuesday September 7, 2010

    From WWD Issue 09/07/2010

    Escapism, a theme that first cropped up in Pantone’s most popular color schemes last year, is still going strong for spring. To try to help consumers forget their cares, designers tapped into hues often seen in Africa, India, Peru and Turkey. Honeysuckle topped the charts for the season’s leading color for women, followed by Regatta, Coral Rose and Beeswax. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said, “This time, everything is a little more exotic. It really has to do with everything that is happening in the world. There is still a lot of concern about the economy and life in general. It is very natural that designers would have those things in their thought process as they choose their colors.”