Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Honeysuckle-- the color of the year 2011- Fashion news Mother-Daughter Press

You may ask yourself why is everything in the store pink?

Wren singing in style-- "its honeysuckle
The word is Honeysuckle. 

Honeysuckle, the color (it's one color?), was selected as by Pantone (corporate authority on color) as the 2011 Color of the Year as well as the defining hue for spring 2011. Pantone's Color of the Year declarations have influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries including fashion, home and industrial design for more than 10 years.  This means everyone from the upscale to the lowscale-- designers of everything from clothes to sheets-- have incorporated the Honeysuckle hue into their spring 2011 lines.  

They say "Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor," and "The hue's uplifting effect is attributed to the fact that its mother color is red, the most 'physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.'"
If you dont work in the fashion industry and your color vocabulary is limited, by all means check out some color hype & try this
Describing the color honeysuckle- hype and hyperbole

Here are the first fashion industry drawings to pull us toward spring where we will be wearing ....

.... what sounds like a lot of pink....hope you look good in shades of honeysuckle. If all else fails wear the plant all over you. It is gorgeous, blooms are longlasting and includes every shade of red, purple and orange. Very rich.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Congratulations Gib Parrish -- On top 20 list of most read articles for 2010

R. Gib Parrish
Congratulations Dr. R. Gib Parrish!  2010 Year in Research Nominee

Every year, the prestigious foundation- Robert Woods Johnson (RWJF) reviews the research they have funded and they select the most influential research articles for the year.  These nominations and the Research award provide the Foundation an opportunity to recognize the excellent work of these scientists grantees.  The top 20 articles nominated for 2010 represent not only excellent research and scholarship but, were also the most frequently viewed research articles on in the past year."

The title of the paper was:  Measuring Population Health Outcomes
By: Parrish RG
In: Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy, 7(4)
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Published: July 2010 
Next?  They hope to narrow down the list from 20  to the top 5 articles.  The Foundations says, "We need your help to select those articles that most that influenced policy and practice, shaped our thinking about health and health care or stood out in other ways. Using the voting buttons in the link below, please select your top 5.  See the  Twenty most viewed articles 2010- Robert Woods Johnson
All are available online and, if you want , cast your ballot for up to five.
Polls are open until December 23 and results will be published in early January, so please vote now!"

We are this pleased and proud. (photo Michael Jermyn)
Join us-- send Gib kudos and drop him a line or give a call
Email:  Gib.parrish@gmailcom

Summary of nominated 2010 Research Paper"Measuring Population Health Outcomes" 
by R. G. Parrish

An ideal population health outcome metric should reflect a population’s dynamic state of physical, mental and social well-being. Positive health outcomes include being alive; functioning well mentally, physically and socially; and having a sense of well-being. Negative outcomes include death, loss of function, and lack of well-being. In contrast to these health outcomes, diseases and injuries are intermediate factors that influence the likelihood of achieving a state of health.

On the basis of a review of outcomes metrics currently in use and the availability of data for at least some U.S. counties, the author recommends the following metrics for population health outcomes:

  1. Life expectancy from birth, or age-adjusted mortality rate;
  2. Condition-specific changes in life expectancy, or condition-specific or age-specific mortality rates; and
  3. Self-reported level of health, functional status, and experiential status.
When reported, outcome metrics should present both the overall level of health of a population and the distribution of health among different geographic, economic and demographic groups in the population.

Best wishes to all of you in these cold winter days as the solstice approaches and many festivities begin.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The danger of too few stories-- womens voices

For anyone that has learned the power of narrative and story particularly, if they were not in control of those stories that were supposedly their story.  A single oppressive story shapes the lives of all who tell it and receive it.  It shrink-wraps everyone like a web.

I give thanks to Ben Bellows who shared this gorgeous video and I dedicate it to Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes -- the queen and the trudge- the fairy and footslogger keeping stories alive but, even more important, for reminding people of their own power as storytellers and audience.  Your/my/our story has not been told.  To find your voice, start by talking. 

"Tell me"

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stor: The lost cat and the graphics artist --humor rich & dark

This "story" presents an exchange between "Shannon" mistress of a lost cat and "David" the graphic artist that she is hoping will help her design a poster to find her cat. This is a tale of passive-aggressive co-workers, using art and words to obscure communication, and a moral tale -- albeit at the expense of a fictional kitty-- that is too good not to share.  What happens is dark delicious humor.  Enjoy enjoy.

Want more memorable humor?  It is winter and it gets dark early.  This kitty-tale reminds me of my all time favorite Youtube video called "herding cats." It is a hilarious short piece that we posted before.  If you missed it run, do not walk, to watch it.  See Herding cats

Kitten with an attitude, "Who are you calling cute?"

If you like these tell us by clicking "like" or add a comment-- even anonymously. We thrive on your good humor. 
Best wishes Sharon and Natalya.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Review of Adorama / Pro-Line Individual 35mm Slide Protector Sleeves for 2x2 Mounted Transparencies, Clear Both Sides, Box of 500

Originally submitted at Adorama

Adorama / Pro-Line Individual 35mm Slide Protector Sleeves for 2x2 Mounted Transparencies, Clear Both Sides, Box of 500

To protect slide transparencies

By Mother-Daughter Press from Vermont on 12/7/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Strong Construction, Keeps out dust

Cons: They take skill to put on

Best Uses: In plastic sheets, Archive, Storing slides

Describe Yourself: Pro Photographer

Was this a gift?: No

These little "slide condoms" are essential to protect the slide and give the image as long a life as possible. With the rise in digital these little things have become hard to find. Regrettably they always come in a big storage box that I do not need but cannot seem to avoid it.
I looked high and low and found them here and they work well, good quality and fit within the plastic sheets I use for storage.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Girl Math: Try this a word problem for your heart and frontal lobes

Watch this! A short clip from by William Ury the masterful negotiator and
peacemaker from a recent TED talk. It features a word problem using "Girl Math"
It is a story about transformation

Finding the 18th camel.
In this story the wise woman elder takes the long view and
by cleverly using math and intuition she creates
surprising and practical Magic
Magic that heals and in some cases
may cause laughter and a heart full of breath

This is what we hope to do and to encourage in our work via
Mother-Daughter Press

Sorry for the need to re-post. All the linking pieces didn't... but, hopefully I have a better sense of the process. Please let me know if what comes doesn't work