Who Know? Not this Idaho Girl!

Thursday night while I was ironing Tom’s shirt he started looking at the third skyline piece that I was working on.  He looked and looked and then just walked away without saying nything.  I knew there was something wrong.  He was very hesitant to say anything because he didn’t want to hurt my feelings.   Finally I got him to tell me what was wrong with my piece – the skyline was kind of mixed up.  To me all the parts were there, so it was okay.  But to Tom – someone that was born in New York City and has lived around this area all his life, he picked it out imediately.  Do you see the problem or are you on Team Mary Anne?

Here is the skyline in the correct order.  Once I changed things around it did seem “just right”, but I sure did not sense the problem before hand.  I decided that part of the problem was that I was trying to make the skyline fit how I always see it – fromt the George Washington Bridge and also New Jersey.  After looking at the fabric Tom pointed out that it was printed from a Queens-Brooklyn prospective.  So, that is what I have now.

After realizing this, I went back and changed one of the first pieces that I was working on.  I did one cut and was able to rearrange the skyline. 

The other small one (10″ x 10″ block) has already gone to its new home, so I will always remain a naive Idaho girl in regards to that block.

2 Responses to “Who Know? Not this Idaho Girl!”

  1. Susan says:

    Well for sure I did not notice anything wrong. So to me the first piece looks as good as the second. But know you mention it and i looked at other New York pictures, it needed fixed. You are so good that you make make the changes. What a great piece of art work.

  2. Debbie says:

    Well, yes, as soon as you mentioned something was wrong, this NJ/NYer noticed that the Citicorp building and the Chrysler building were switched around with the Empire State building! Nothing to do with seeing it from the New Jersey side, though, it was still wrong. At least Tom is paying attention to your work, LOL!

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