Woke up Saturday, and still laying in bed I pondered my plans for the day (finishing the wiring in the garage)...and the notion poppped in to my head it would be a good day to go to the Norman Rockwell Museum out in Stockbridge, MA. I was feeling pretty melancholy, was all weekend before and after. However Rockwell is at once nostalgic and inspirational.
One thing I never knew was how much time he put into revising and editing his works -- studies, photographs, sometimes re-painting the entire piece to get it right. The "Girl with a Shiner" ended up having to find a boy in Worcester with a black eye when he could find none locally.
Diarist for a blog?
I bought a print of Marriage License, which will hang above the roll top desk when I eventually bring it to my house:
They do have some other artists on display. Forgiven, by Harold von Schmidt:
They also had a display "52 Reasons to Love a Vet" by various artists: