Monday, June 13, 2016

City Scene

Hello Readers,

For tonight I am playing along with City Crafter Challenge Blog with the theme 'City Scene'. Naturally I had to play along as I love the urban landscape.

Die cut a generic skyline but with American landmarks.
 
I decided to break up the white by
adding the twine and ribbon 
Close up of the Statue of Liberty. The view point seems to be more
of a worms eye view of the iconic figure.

Entering Challenge:
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 315- City Scene


My husband and I love to travel to cities. In fact, our first date was five days in NYC. We each had sixty-two dollars to our name so, of course, we had to walk everywhere as we had no fare for public transportation. What a gift to be broke; walking allowed us to see the city for what it was: spaces, neighborhoods, parks, little 'mom-and-pop' shops. Each space seemed to blend into the other as if my magic. 

This is what a city is, bits and pieces that supplement each other and support each other. - Jane JacobsBack in college I was assigned a book by my Urban History professor. The book was titled The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsDid I read it, no. It wasn't until years later, staring blankly at my bookshelf, that I decided to pick it up. What a fascinating and dense read. I ate up every word and would forever look at cities differently. Also while reading, I was profusely thanking my past self for not reselling this amazing classic. Yay me! 

It is late and must get some zzzz's. Tomorrow I will looking for a piano for my son. Never in a million years did I think we would have piano, well here we are! Thank you for joining me once again.. Until next time take care.

All the best,
Shawna

3 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Such a striking and dramatic card. Yes life seemed different and maybe easier when you've no money! Good luck with the piano! Thank you for sharing this fabulous card x

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a great city scene card, Shawna!!! So striking and really beautiful with the flag and the twine and ribbon bow!!!!! Very creatively done!!!
Oh, how I would love to travel... exploring NYC by foot ...must have been the perfect trip!!!! Sounds like an interesting book!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Marina said...

Stunning, Shawna. I think you used the die-cut cleverly too.Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

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