Weston, Missouri – A Little Portrait

“An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.”
Winston Churchill

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2013

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….


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 07:06:44

    I love the colorful buildings and the awnings. So fun and great color! It looks like such a happy, nice place to live. Or at least visit. 🙂


  2. Carol King
    Feb 04, 2013 @ 14:44:20

    I would love to stroll down this street and visit all the shops. Excellent quote today.


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