Design Competition

Begin the Hours of This Day Slow

  • Jan Kimmons (University of Montevallo)


The enchanting windows in New England cottages are dressed all summer in bouquets of flowers, surrounded by clinging vines and reflecting the vibrant colors of the world outside. In the fall, however, the flowers and greenery are gone, driven away by chilly autumn winds. The poet Robert Frost writes of windows covered with blue or silver frost or reflecting the gray skies and deepening purple shadows of the outdoors. Although each of the elements and principles of design must be addressed in any successful design, I explored how the three dimensions of color hue, value, and intensity could be used to capture the late New England year reflected in a cottage window.

How to Cite:

Kimmons, J., (1998) “Begin the Hours of This Day Slow”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 1999(2).

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Published on
01 Jan 1999