Tuesday, February 19, 2013

About Town

I am presently taking About Town with Pamela Allan...so good to get the creative juices flowing. This is such a different subject. Here are some of the fabric sketches I have done so far...don't know what our grande finale' will be :)
Lesson #1 I chose an iconic building that we lost last summer. The Alaska Hotel...it was built in the '30's and added on to during the 40's when the Americans arrived for the building of the Alaska Hiway. It was first known as the Dew Drop Inn.  The Mile Zero post was fifty five paces from the hote. Why the Mile 0 post...we are mile 0 of the Alaska Hiway :)
My second sketch was the Art Gallery. One of the old wooden grain elevators was moved to it's present location and is a pretty famous Art Gallery.
For Lesson #2 we were too do a fabric map of our town. I got most of the important items in...it was hard working so small. You can see the Art Gallery and beside it the tourist information building which was the original train station. I even include the traffic circle which locals love to hate.  This was fun.

This week, were were to practice making foliage and people...I think it is way too busy...I got a bit carried away.

I hope you have enjoyed your little journey through 'my town'.