Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Art Show . . . And We Have A Winner!

We are fortunate enough to have a great
Arts Council
In our little town on the prairie

Every March
they sponsor an Art Show

Husband Jim and I both fancy ourselves photographers.
He being much better than I
And so each year we select three of our photographs
to enter into competition.

Each category has a dollar prize First Place and an Honorable Mention Second.
There is also a Grand Prize selected from all of the First Place winners.

Unfortunately, they group both pros and amateurs together
which means that we amateurs usually don't bring home the prize.

But we do it mostly for fun.

This year Husband Jim's entries
All taken on our trip to Italy in February

Vivaldi in Venice

Vatican Ceiling

Barcelona Market

My entries this year . . .

Three Orchids

Prayers for Pope Benedict in St. Peter's

Coffee in Pisa

Last night was the Artist's Reception
And we were in attendance

Held at the Danny and Willa Ellis Fine Arts Center
at our Community College

For a small time, we have an amazing and varied amount of art

 And it's nice to see people out and about and interested in this annual event

Jim's "Barcelona Market" on display

And my "Three Orchids"

Imagine my surprise

 A Prayer for Pope Benedict at St. Peter's
Was Honorable Mention!

I was gobsmacked!!!

And Husband Jim had to keep me grounded
for I was literally walking on air!

It was a joint effort, however.
I took the picture
but he and I together worked on it so that it would be the best picture it could be.
It paid off!!!

A big thank you to the
Bourbon County Arts Council
for another great Art Show.

We both will enter again next year
Jim has a goal to get an Honorable Mention!


Bernideen said...

Congrats are certainly in order!!!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Congratulations, dear friend!!!
My heart fluttered when first I saw the photo in your post...then to find that you'd won...I am giddy with excitement for you!!! Good luck to you both...especially husband Jim in next year's endeavors!!!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Congratulations. All your photos were good. It is always fun to see everyone's photos and learn from the others.

Deb said...

Congratulations Martha. It is a really nice photo. I also loved the coffee one.

william said...

Congratulations Martha and Jim!!!


Canadian Chickadee said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful. Your picture is very fine. In fact, I think it looks as if a first place finish wouldn't have been amiss.

Well done! xoxo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

How exciting Martha, congratulations!