Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Iron Craft #6: Hometown History

This week's challenge:

I admit it, I was having a block coming up with a challenge theme, so I asked my husband to come up with one. He wants us to make projects inspired by the history of the city where we live. Just in case you find your city’s history boring, you can also be inspired by a city you lived in in the past." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I don't really find Winnipeg boring, but I was feeling a little homesick for the city I grew up in, so I decided to make a craft related to that.

I grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta. It's a city in Southern Alberta surrounded by prairies, and coulees (valley type grassy hills). One of the largest landmarks in Lethbridge is the world's longest and tallest trestle bridge. You see it stretch across from one coulee to another when you enter the city.

Some pictures of the High Level Bridge in Lethbridge Alberta:

So I decided to try my hand at "replicating" that bridge in paint.

I'm not that good of a painter, but my painting didn't turn out too badly.

I even put the train on the top of the bridge. Trains actually still go over this 100 plus year old bridge every day.

I'm going to hang it up somewhere in my house, I just haven't figured out the perfect spot just yet.

Anyhoo... to see all the hometown inspired crafts from the Iron Crafters, check out the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

kat said...

You should totally hang it! I know I couldn't even get close to painting anything that good.