This fortnight the Craft Barn challenge is the letter K. There is no twist, which meant I could choose any word I thought was appropriate. That's when I decided to once again join Art Journal Journey where this month's challenge is Maps which was chosen by our host, Mary C. Nasser. Mary often uses maps in her mixed media art.
I chose Kilometer because of the pronunciation. We in the states have a tendency to place the emphasis on kill-om-e-ter. The correct pronunciation places equal weight on kilo and meter.
This is the actual pronunciation as well as the definition.
Once again I'm showing where I live in my city. I live between two rivers, the Arkansas River and the Little Arkansas River, and many say it's why we had so many floods before the city built what is now called "the Big Ditch." The back story on the Big Ditch is that we had even more floods than we had this year. My home (basement) was flooded in May, but it would have been even worse had we not had the Big Ditch. Apparently this was no surprise, since Wichita was built on a floodplain and settlers referred to it as swampland. Because of the many floods, the Big Ditch was built in 1959. I'm so glad they did that! But that's a story for a different day.
Today we are paying homage to my K word
and it's proper pronunciation.
I think it's time we all learn how to pronounce this word properly, because when I hear it mentioned on tv or the radio, I keep wondering why we in the States can't pronounce it properly.
Materials used include two maps from Kansas, computer generated words using the rubber stamp font, a real rubber stamp, and deep blue pigment ink.
I visited everyone again during the last Craft Barn challenge and plan to do so again this fortnight. I can't wait to see what others use for their K word. And I plan to do that in the morning because, after the flood (literally because we are under a flood warning until 9 am, which will probably expire before you read this) we had here tonight, I won't have to water my veggie garden in the morning which will give me about an extra hour of computer time.
Please visit both Craft Barn and Art Journal Journey for lots of incredible mixed media art. And thanks for visiting here, too. Your visits mean so very much to me.