Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Winter Palette

Evergreen and Other Foliage.

Winter colors are subtle. Enlarge this image to appreciate the delicacy of the pinks, grays, and greens.

Winter Foliage

Fleecy leaves; can frost be far behind? | Click to view larger.

I love that this plant already has its winter coat on.

Coffee

Open City latte.

This is the latte you get at Open City. Beautiful AND yum.

The experiments begin…

Purple Leaf Mandala

Okay folks, would you like to see a silk shawl that looked something like this?

Inspiration

High-end printed silk.

I’ve started to delve into the world of textile design. Needless to say, there’s just a ferocious amount to learn. In getting started the main thing I’m doing is just absorbing as many visual ideas as I can cram into my head. I saw this silk at G Street Fabrics and thought it was pretty cool.

Impossible Color

Bicycle frame.

This is another camera FAIL: the impossible iridescent purple-blue of this bicycle frame does not exist in its color gamut. Which is too bad, since the relentless rain and gloom that we’ve been subjected to here means we can use all the color-relief we can get.

Railbirds

Three birds at Harrah's Atlantic City, NJ

Three birds between earth and heaven. These are from Atlantic City, about a month ago. I was looking through my photos and decided to bring them back for a bow.

Calligraphic Grasses

Shrubbery.

I can’t read this writing, but I can appreciate the penmanship and the flourishes.

Gin & Tonic

Gin and tonic at Jaleo, Bethesda, MD

Sometimes only an elaborately simple cocktail will do.

Too Red For The Camera

Red leaves.

My iPhone’s camera simply couldn’t cope with this redness.