Thursday, June 23, 2016

Because I have nothing else to share today

I need to organize my craft room and turn my attention to making art for myself again, now that I've completed my share of the six person swap.  This final entry, Dianne's, nearly did me in.  I spent nearly a month working on these pages, and they truly were the hardest of all the pages I made.  But that's a story for a different day, so, as part of my organizing, I decided to get a ton of photos off my camera and turn them into blog "art."  OK, I realize that's a bit of a stretch, but still, it's all I have to share today.

I have photos from two different times I went to the airport.  This was from early March,

and this was in mid-April.
I was surprised at how different the grass and the landscapes looked in about six weeks' time.

I hope you enjoy these, photos, some of which are decent, others a bit out of focus.

This and the next photo are of the parking garage that the city built for long term parking.

Note the landscaping is from April, that's how I can tell the different photos apart.

Not many people standing outside in early March.

The airport is on the right in the photo, while the parking garage is on the left.  The beige building at the curve is the old airport.

Flowers and landscaping have turned this into a more enjoyable scene.

At least more people are willing to sit outside now.

Soon the building on the left in the photo will be razed by the city.

I wanted to get photos before that occurred.

This old building holds many memories for me. 

I not only flew out of here several times,

I also brought my friend Sally here to catch flights to various parts of the country

and I picked her up here many times, too.

I understand the tower will stay, though.

It looks so small for what is supposed to be such a busy airport.

I hope you enjoyed these photos of the airport and a look at history before it all changes forever.

And finally, here is a sneak peek at something I worked on, but is no longer on my work table.

Thanks for joining me.  I can't say it often enough, your visits mean the world to me.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos of your little airport. I can see the airport here from my balcony, and it is rather huge in comparison, and it is now called 'airport city'. I remember it from the 70s when it looked more like your lovely little place. That's a fun sneak peek you have showed us, wonder what it will be? Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your airport looks great! Thank you for sharing the photos Elizabeth - good luck with all you have on your agenda-- same to me just now.. I want to get done so much things at home... boring but necessary!
oxo Susi

Darla said...

Fun views. I like the name "Mid-Continent Airport". I am amazed at how empty everything looks though. You could not get a photo without people and cars, lots of cars, in it at our local airports no matter what time of day or night you were there.

My name is Erika. said...

Your airport in Wichita (love the mid-continent part of the name) looks just like the Manchester-Boston airport in Manchester, NH. I wonder if airports come in spec plans and then areas pick a plan and use those plans. Or if there are just a few airport architects. I'll have to ask the hubby. He's a civil engineer and specializes in runways, so he knows all kind of airport info that no body else wants or needs to know. And you are teasing us with that piece Elizabeth. :) Hope all has been well and you have dried out again and the weather is just beautiful...good luck with the organizing. I am now reorganizing to add to spinny holder (not sure what it is called) I got at school the other day. Am taking your advice about making some holders out of manila folders. Its actually fun to organize except how I make such a big mess doing it and then I don't get to the art part. Hugs-Erika

My name is Erika. said...

And I just read your comment and wanted to mention I had to get my solarfast stuff off the internet too. I ended up buying a class kit for 30 people on Amazon. Was a bit pricey but WAY cheaper than buying things separately. I got enough supplies for a class of 30 people for the price of just the paints- and that included the cloth, transparencies, some foam brushes and markers too. Anyhow, wanted to agree with the using heavy items advice. You can see the rings in the first one which I made with empty cardboard tape rolls. They came out great. But love how people use this to make photo images. Again- have a great day!

sheila 77 said...

Thanks for this, Elizabeth, it's great to see around an airport and not have to get on a plane!
Making art for a swap or exhibition or whatever can be incredibly time consuming and I'm not surprised it took you nearly a month.
Have a nice time organising your craft room.

Helen said...

stopped by to reply to your comment. the Hive at Kew is not enclosed, it's all open, and I didn't see any bees in it... somehow (miracles of technology) they have linked up a real bee hive elsewhere in the garden to this structure so that when the bees in the real hive communicate with each other, the led lights in the Hive structure light up. there is a guide book coming out soon which I will buy and then be able to explain more after another visit!

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your photos Elizabeth your airport looks so quiet. It got me thinking of our airport which is also quite small, but very busy.
I wonder what you have in store to show us with the sneak peek you showed in the last photo.
Yvonne xx

Sandra Cox said...

Great pics. I particularly like the tower;) Intrigued about the sneak peek:)

Rita said...

So nice and new. :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

I see my comment yesterday disappeared! I think I said something along the lines that our airport links are being improved and churning up huge chunks of the countryside! Hugs, Chrisx

Divers and Sundry said...

I remember when airports were fun lol when you could wander around freely and watch planes take off. Not so much fun to just visit them any more. Your photos are fun, though. It's interesting to look at the architecture of airports, I think.

~*~Patty S said...

Good ideas to snap some photos before everything changes.
I like the shots with the awning and blue blue sky.
We live about 5 miles as the crow flies from Washington Dulles International Airport. On really windy days we can hear the jets flying over because they have to use a different path. IT always makes me cringe a little because it's so loud. Then I'm grateful we don't have to listen to that every day.
Airports always fill me with excitement.
Thanks for sharing yours.

Jeanie said...

I felt done in after my last swap, too. It was a biggie -- 24 5x7 pages going to six different people. Whew. So I know what you mean.

The airport photos are pretty neat and good idea to shoot them now. Never been much of an airport fan... but you do what you have to do to get where you need to go.

Thanks for popping in on the Gypsy. I've been traveling, as you know, back from the South and then back to the Land of Limited Internet. I'll be looking at all the posts I've missed but may end up skipping a comment or two. I'm sorry! Two weeks to catch up on!