Flying the Vedic Skies

Oh, yes. I have some very cute little low-key, eccentric dot patterns that I think would work great for a lot of different page layouts. Go take a peek.

And now, by popular demand (that would be you, anan), How I Ended Up In The Ancient Celestial Chariot: well, you remember yesterday's romp around the web in search of Hermitage cats? It turns out I found two completely separate references on a single blog called Panabasis - one regarding "Hepburn", a gorgeous Russian Blue cat (See July 20, mid-page), and the other regarding the Mirabilis post about the Hermitage cats.... So I started sniffing around the journal, generally, and ended up following a link to this rather amazing page that talks about "Vimanas," or ancient flying machines described in Hindu Vedic literature, around one or two thousand years B.C.

So, that was the surreal conclusion to my travels yesterday. And speaking of surreal, I also took the opportunity to have a good look 'round the Janus Museum site where Panabasis lives, and read all about Allan Janus, the irrepressible itinerant tintypist and freelance dirigible pilot who mysteriously disappeared sometime after 1915. I'm still giggling. (...And this is why I love the net.)

Posted by taz on June 14, 2004 at 03:51 AM in History, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Yummy Barbelith

Ooh! Pretty! I love the color-bar idea on the opening page of Barbelith, and the way the section posts carry through the category color schemes. This looks really interesting... maybe I'll beg for a membership.

Also... I've just uploaded a nice new pattern I made a couple of days ago. Very "Night of the Iguana". Or something.

Posted by taz on April 22, 2004 at 05:36 AM in Color, Site design, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack