Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A Ruff Spell (Ruffian Toile)
I have a gazillion things to do today in preparation for my class, but also want to make sure that my three are gainfully occupied--practicing instruments, completing homework, playing in the snow, letting their minds wander to where their fancy takes them.
My own mind has been wandering over to the Ruffian toile collection, which features images from Brooklyn's Williamsburg.
There are gorgeous clothes, more suited for spring than this weather, but still--
And there are square silk scarves, in blue, pink, and yellow. Details from the toile below; colors seem to appear considerably deeper than they are in photos:
Every time we go to New York, we say we'll make it over the bridge, but the farthest we've got is Orchard Street (with the bridge clearly in sight/walking distance). (Mr. C of course has been to Brooklyn; he studied at Pratt in his [relative] youth.) I'm pretty sure that I'm the hesitant one; I'd prefer someone who knows the area well to guide me rather than explore on my own.
If any gentle readers live in/near/have been to Williamsburg, please tell me why I should go and what I should see/eat/do there. I'll be back in the summer!