Sunday, July 12, 2009

Where I Stand Sunday (well actually, Saturday)

The Annual "Down's Celebration" - (name of the town) was held yesterday. It was their 130th year. I participated in the art show that happens at the train depot - built in 1917. It has been preserved by the Downs Historical Society. Nice place, nice air conditioning which was very welcomed - I think the humidity yesterday was 98%.
As my friend Lara refers to it - "The air you can wear..."

This is the diesel engine that was repainted and preserved and sits on site and the office for the grain elevators in the distance (or "Prairie Palaces" as I heard them referred to - greatest name ever!) I was standing by this old pull cart. They have many little carts and momentos from days gone by. The depot itself has memorabilia inside in showcases.

Seven of us came together for this event. Not as many people attended this year, I think it was because of the heat index.

This is the weekend that alumni come back to town to have their reunions. Of course, what celebration would be complete in a little Kansas town without a carnival and beer garden.

Getting ready for a workshop that I will be attending in Wichita this week by Kim Casebeer.


Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing.
Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on.
The ground we tread on has its own stories to tell.

4 comments:

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Your blog has a facelift! Looks great! Been thinking of doing a change myself lately but no time at the present.

Looks like a great time in part of the world.

Great you will be able to go to a workshop, don't get opportunities for workshops here on Okinawa but I do order dvd workshops. Hope you have a great time.

Good to hear your mother is doing better too.

Care in J

Vern Schwarz said...

Hi Pattie, looks like you had an interesting weekend. Hope you sold some paintings. I checked out Kim Casebeer's site and that woman sure knows how to celebrate light in her paintings. You should have a great time at that workshop.

Pattie Wall said...

Hi Vern - slowly getting back into the groove here...Yes sold some art on Saturday...several of us did, so that's a good thing! Looking forward to everything Kim can pass on to the empty brush...

Pattie Wall said...

Hey Victoria - thanks - video workshops are good too! As far as my blog, I am always changing it, but I think I pushed it a little too far today, lost my sidebar...hmmm