This week I took a one-day hiatus from the whirl and twirl of corporate life for a day-trip to NYC. Since I live relatively close (north of Philadelphia) and my big sister lives there, I have been to NY a zillion times. But, I haven’t done the “tourist” thing since I was a kid. Since this was unplanned, I couldn’t get tickets for the Statue of Liberty (nothing until AUGUST!) or even the 9/11 Memorial, so I figured I’d save that for the fall and take Thing 1 and Thing 2 who should really get to visit those sites before they graduate high school (I’m quickly running out of time). Instead, I want to the Empire State Building and learned about the history of it (can you believe that was built in only 11 months?) and caught the views from the 86th floor. I didn’t pay the extra $20 to go to the 102nd floor since it was cloudy and visibility was low. Still…the view. The picture doesn’t show it, but I could at least see the outline of Lady Liberty off in the distance. The sheer scale of this city is mind-boggling.
Dodging raindrops in the city, we ducked into the NY Public Library. What an unexpected treat. The architecture and art are astounding (and I was just a tad bit freaked out remembering the Day After Tomorrow movie scenes set there). Of course, I see patterns everywhere and thought this metal border around the library’s front door could make an excellent, if not almost impossible, tangle.
We also went to the bar at the top of 30 Rock–SixtyFive–and seriously enjoyed wine and appetizers with this AMAZING view and SUNSET!
On the way back to Penn Station (where our train home was cancelled, leaving us stranded until much later than I intended to be out on a work night), we took in a panoramic shot of Times Square.
The best part (OK, maybe not the BEST part)? I blew my step goal out of the water for the day (though I ate VERY not clean).
AND on to the challenge of the week: COLOURS of the rainbow (yes, written in UK spelling as the challenge is legitimately named this). I avoid color, most of the time, because I generally prefer black and white in art (photography, too). But I do like to dabble in it and this challenge was the perfect opportunity. I also wanted to try the new tangle from Maria Thomas called Umble. Sprinkled in some Printemps as a nod to spring (and soon to be a wave goodbye) and here you have it:
This one I’m particularly excited to see others’ contributions. I struggle with color, in all honesty, so I definitely can learn something from all the other talented tanglers out there!
And a quick teaser: I had the phenomenal opportunity to write a guest post for Laura Harms (I am the Diva) for her summer vacation. Look for that coming out in late July!I encourage and appreciate sharing!: