We’ll be discussing the meetinghouse’s exterior paint color at the next business meeting. Here’s some information and a photo.
“The Third Street Meetinghouse Committee recommends exterior paint colors as shown: the main building is ‘San Clemente Rose’ [a quiet earth tone in the peach/pink range] and the window trim is ‘Opal.’ We considered many factors in selecting these colors. As a designer I [Larry Clarkberg] choose colors every day; I was disappointed to discover that buildings have a very limited color palette; anything outside certain norms makes a building look too unusual. One of the biggest constraints for our particular building is that the color scheme must work well with the color of the brick walls. Also the colors must work well with our stucco building style, which could be considered either southwestern or Italian. Finally the colors must express well the adjectives selected by the meeting: ‘Contemplative, Caring, Peaceful, Truthful, Genuine, Engaged/Committed, Plain/Simple, Passionate.’
“We used a Photoshop file to test various color schemes. We eliminated schemes that were primarily gray, blue, yellow or green. Warm or sandy tans seemed to work well. However, tan with darker window trim didn’t look ‘contemplative’ or ‘plain.’ Then we tried tan with a *lighter* trim and we realized, ‘that’s it!’
“We’ve painted a patch of San Clemente Rose on the Madison St. wall as a test.”
Over 15 of us enjoyed marching in the Ithaca Festival Parade Yesterday. Our contingent sported hand-painted banners and flags in addition to carrying the banner that has been hanging on our building for the last couple of months. Jasper, Rosie and Dylan induced cries of delight from the crowd by performing something between a skit and a cheer on the topic of peace-making.
The Ithaca Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is moving on from Anabel Taylor Hall, it’s home on Cornell Campus for decades. The Lasers (my First Day School class) made this video as a tribute. We forgot to put Emily in the credits as one of the filmers. Sorry Emily.
For February there will be a change in the schedule for Power Quakers. We will meet on February 7th and February 28th. We will NOT meet on February 21st.
We hope to take some field trips this year. We were all especially interested in a visit to the Cayuga Share Farm, the only piece of land in New York State restored to the Cayuga people. I will be contacting the Farm to see when a visit might be possible. We also discussed a visit to Poplar Ridge to experience a programmed Meeting. We will reconsider this at a future date. We would need one or two people to help us carpool to any trip destination.
We made two stop motion animations using torn paper. We’ll use these clips in the movie “Celebrating Our Same-Sex Couples” that we’re making.