Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Favorites

These are a few of my favorite Etsy jewelry artists. I am drawn to sterling silver and I love what they have done with it. They are truly gifted. Check out their shops to see more of their works of art. Enjoy!

Aqua Ocean Blue Earrings
by kathiroussel

Keep Close Ring
by lisahopkins

Floral Littlebird
by modernbird

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Colors of fall

autumn reflection

My goal this last weekend was to capture the autumn leaves before they fall. It always happens so quickly. The first two photos are from Shawnee Mission Park and we just had our first freeze. The grass was frozen and so was I! The last photo is from Atchison, Kansas, the birthplace of Amelia Earhart. As it so happens, the movie Amelia, starring Hillary Swank and Richard Gere, opened this week. I can't wait to see it.

the park

fall sky

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Annapolis Day 2


Our 2nd day in Annapolis was sunny and warmer, so we did lots of walking. We worked off all the crab cakes that we ate! I love wandering the side streets looking at the houses and local architecture. We checked out many of the shops in the historic area. My favorites were the jewelry stores and art galleries...not surprising. McBride Gallery is one of the best my husband and I have ever seen. I'm partial to pastels and photography, while my husband is drawn to oil paintings and sculpture.

Morning in Annapolis

October Doorstep

We also visited the Naval Academy for the first time. My Dad served in the Navy, so it was an honor to look around. I've included a photo of him while he was stationed in South Korea. If you are ever in Annapolis, I highly recommend taking the time to see their campus.

Navy Chapel

My Dad Stan

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Mast and Sails

Our first day in Annapolis was cold and cloudy. Even though the weather didn't cooperate, I was thrilled to be there. I've always loved the historic part of town. Here are a few shots from that day.

Annapolis Sunrise

Parish House


Friday, October 16, 2009


Maryland Sunset

My husband and I just returned from a trip to Maryland after attending my nephew's wedding. Congrats to Chris and Angela! We wish you many years of joy and happiness. We had a wonderful time with family and friends. It was a gorgeous celebration.

Before flying home to Kansas City, we went to Annapolis for a few days. I'm still working on those photos and will post them soon.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

In An Exhibit Together

My husband, Warren, and I are in an Art Show together. "Common Ground" is the first ever exhibit showcasing visual art education at Lawrence Arts Center. The nearly 400 entries range from student to professional level. Warren and I have each enjoyed taking classes there and were asked to participate in the show. Back in 2005, I asked Warren to enter another exhibit together, but he declined. I am so happy that he finally agreed. I hope there are more to come.

Mosaic in Water

Sunflower Surprise
by Warren Ludwig

The Plaza

Morning At The Bonfy Farm
by Warren Ludwig