“An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.”
– Winston Churchill
Weston, Missouri – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Ink
This little painting reminds me a lot of Eufaula, Oklahoma, where I
live. Mandy from KCC suggested I check it out. It’s a cool little town
and I had fun painting this. I did another one, too.
From the Weston Chamber of Commerce:
Weston, Missouri is a small, charming community nestled among the high
bluffs of the Missouri River. Founded in 1837, Weston grew into
prominence in the 1850′s and then settled into a quiet existence. Now
home to an historic district listed on the National Register of Historic
Places and recognized as Preserve America community by the National
Park Service, Weston is a great place to visit for a day, a weekend or a
long as you like. There are great restaurants, lots of live music, and
shops offering home decor, gifts, antiques, clothing and lots of
original American folk art.
Historic Weston provides fun and entertainment for the entire family.
Thirty minutes north of Kansas City, thirty minutes south of St.
Joseph, and minutes North of Kansas City’s International Airport, which
make Weston just a few hours from anywhere, this 1837 town is a popular
destination for big city residents seeking a taste of small town life.
Winston Churchill is one of the best-known, and some
say one of the greatest, statesmen of the 20th century. Though he was
born into a life of privilege, he dedicated himself to public service.
His legacy is a complicated one–he was an idealist and a pragmatist; an
orator and a soldier; an advocate of progressive social reforms and an
unapologetic elitist; a defender of democracy as well as of Britain’s
fading empire–but for many people in Great Britain and elsewhere,
Winston Churchill is simply a hero. More here….