Sunday, May 9, 2021

Monday Murals: Kansas Gem

 

It's time once again to join Sami at Sami's Colourful World and her Monday Murals.  Even though it's still Sunday in my world, please be aware that Sami's mural link goes live at 11:01 a.m. my time today.   I forgot that I had to miss last week because I host a monthly link party on the 2nd of every month.  Turns out, that was last Sunday.

I thought since we are celebrating Mother's Day in the states today, I would show a gem.  I suspect many mothers will receive one of those today from their husbands or children, primarily in the form of jewelry.  This gem is a bit different.  It is called Kansas Gem.  For my international friends, this is basically what my state looks like.  The state would probably be completely rectangular were it not for the Missouri River that cuts into the tiny north eastern portion of the state.
 
Note the Wichita, Kansas (USA) symbol that is part of the Wichita Flag.  The solid white dot shows the basic location of Wichita relative to the remainder of the state. 
 
This is an Avenue Art Days sponsored mural.  The mural was created by Jessie Sterling and can be found at 3700 East Douglas, Wichita, Kansas (USA).
 
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there.  Thanks for visiting today, dear fellow mural lovers.  If you enjoy murals from around the world, please don't forget to visit Monday Murals at Sami's Colourful World.  


24 thoughtful remarks:

aussie aNNie said...

Happy Mother's day to you too my lovely friend across the miles hope it's a good one/
Love these colours in the murals and always impressed how you come up with what you do.
This is interesting reading and I admire your educational skills passed over to us all....well me..xx

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you for the mural and the information.
I hope that your Mother's Day was packed with love and laughter.

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a very striking and colourful mural, and I always love geometric shapes. Have a great day, here the sun is shining - a wonder! By the way, there's still one you missed last week! Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Fab mural, love the geometric shapes.

Iris Flavia said...

I love learning all those bits of history like that!
Happy Mother´s Day to you, great mural, especially once you know the story!

My name is Erika. said...

That is a gem. I am loving the colors used and how it is laid out. Nice to add the big Wichita image too. It stands out great in white. I hope you have a nice Mother's Day since you are a kitty mother. My 2 "kids" at home greeted me with wagging tails and one of them wanted to snuggle up in bed, so all is well in my house. The other will call later I am sure. Happy Sunday. Thanks for sharing the owl and crow story yesterday too. That is very cool. I would remember such an event also. Hugs-Erika

Laurie said...

Beautiful mural , happy Mother’s Day!

kathyinozarks said...

Wow another awesome mural find.
Happy Mother's Day

Mae Travels said...

That is really a nice mural with a nice local theme.

Happy Mother’s Day to you also. Mother’s day means a lot to me, remembering my mother and all ... but it’s also the one day of the year when I would NEVER go to a restaurant!!! This year is probably even worse than usual with everyone wanting to save Mom from cooking, and the restaurants never able to keep up with the crowds.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Divers and Sundry said...

Thinking of your state as a gem is such a positive way of looking at it. I like the colors in this mural, too.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful mural! I love how it represents your State and the blocks of colour and transition of the colour palette is amazing 😁. Happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

Tom said...

...nice and colorful and bold.

kwarkito said...

I do like this geometrical pattern. Have a nice week

Olde Dame Holly said...

How interesting to see a Zia as part of the Wichita symbol. I learned something new!

Teresa said...

Great colours.

Jackie McGuinness said...

Great mural.

magiceye said...

Beautifully presented.

Sami said...

What a lovely representation of the State of Ohio :)
Love the geometric shapes and the colours too.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Elizabeth.

Alice said...

Beautiful colors Happy Mothers Day

DVArtist said...

Wow this is fantastic!

orvokki said...

This is very minimalist mural, I like a lot.

Jeanie said...

This is such a pretty mural with such beautiful colors and lines.

BIGThing_Whisperer said...

Happy belated mothers day! I always forget what day it is 😂 and always seem to be wildly late to posting to MondayMurals. Lol I just discovered who Bleubeard is. What a cutie

BIGThing_Whisperer said...

Lol... got so distracted by Bluebeard I completely forgot to finish my post about your mural. Very colourful ❤ I love it