We are fortunate enough to have a great
In our little town on the prairie
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
My entries this year . . .
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!