A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 315,687
Currently Running With Scissors:
509 Guests and 16 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Jackson, MS - this city is on fire!  (Read 8724 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
a freakin' sheep
Offline Offline

Posts: 251
Joined: 21-Feb-2005

evil bunny of green doom

View Profile
« on: March 04, 2008 05:49:24 PM »

There are a lot of things that are special about Jackson - International Ballet Competition, Mal's St. Paddy's Day Parade (fourth largest in the nation!), home of Eudora Welty, Malaco Records...  and so much more.  I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING to represent my city, but there were so many things I couldn't pick just one.  And that's when I settled on it!

There is one thing about Jackson that no other (American) capital city can claim - we sit right on top of an extinct volcano!  Its peak sits 2900 feet directly below our coliseum.  So, in honor of this fact, I present...

A Jackson volcano collage!

Closeup on my cartoon of the coliseum.

Strips of tissue paper representing lava (yeah, I know, it's extinct, but how boring is an extinct volcano?  Tongue) and some pictures I printed off and cut up to give the mountain a little more pop.

And finally, a 'title' of sorts in the corner.  I love the smoke most  Smiley

It's a little silly, but I'm proud of it!
Besides, it shows off several great things about my city - obviously the volcano, plus it showcases the coliseum where a lot of good concerts, the rodeo, the state fair, high school graduations, and lots of other great things happen.  And of course the HEAT of a deep south summer!  Cheesy
Simple...  but I hope you like it  Smiley
« Last Edit: March 04, 2008 06:36:38 PM by radiochu » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I want for nothing these things.
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 05:53:42 PM »

Actually Edinborough, the capital city of Scotland, is on top of an extinct volcano! Edinborough castle sits right on top.

Nice collage!

Colorado Deb
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008 06:07:35 PM »

Love that St Pats day parade!!  My tiara and I will be missing it this year.. catch some beads for me Smiley 

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.-  NuClia Waste
a freakin' sheep
Offline Offline

Posts: 251
Joined: 21-Feb-2005

evil bunny of green doom

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008 06:36:15 PM »

Actually Edinborough, the capital city of Scotland, is on top of an extinct volcano! Edinborough castle sits right on top.

Nice collage!

hmm, did not know that  Smiley  American capital cities, then.  hehe.


I want for nothing these things.
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There's not much in this world that can't be improved by either chocolate, bacon or glitter.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5417
Joined: 10-Jun-2007

Dahlin, I'm so glamorous I cry glitter tears.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008 08:21:59 PM »

Great tribute!  My city also has an extinct volcano, but we're not the capital - just the largest in the state.  I love that Jackson's coliseum is right on top!  Ours is merely a park.

My blog, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy: http://suddenlytaxidermy.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/themistresst
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BubbleOffPlumb & http://www.etsy.com/shop/GreatBigBeautifulDog

2013 Projects Completed: 61
'14: 42 (at least)
'15: 67
'16: 19
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008 08:46:37 PM »

I am so glad you posted this.  I spent the first half of my childhood in Greenwood, MS and I vaguely remember some story about a nearby volcano.  I was probably 5 or 6 at the time, but it never made sense until now!

I like the pictures of lava best.
Offline Offline

Posts: 89
Joined: 04-Dec-2004

...I feel pretty blissfully...

View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2008 03:35:10 PM »

I grew up in Mississippi; I had NO idea there was a volcano there.

jane dough
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2008 05:27:20 PM »

I realize this is a bit late.  Smiley  I live in Jackson, too, and I had no idea about the volcano.  That's pretty rad!

The dreams of youth are the regrets of maturity.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
Holiday Crafts: How To Make A Mason Jar Snow Globe
Holiday Gift Wrapping Made Easy
How To Make Redneck Wine Glasses
How To Make Beautiful Evergreen Wreaths With Your Kids
Easy Holiday Crafts & Gifts You Can Make With The Kids
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Vermicomposting
It's a bad week to be a seal...
Flower Power!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.