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Thank you, Norman!


Yesterday Kelly and I went to see the Norman Rockwell exhibit at Crystal Bridges.  I LOVED IT!  Norman Rockwell is my favorite artist.  I love realistic art that tells a story.  I learned so many things about him that I did not know. 
I would love to look at those pictures even if they were a photograph, but to think that they are paintings is just amazing!  Be paid attention to the details.
As an elementary art teacher, I bought a VHS Norman Rockwell documentary for my students to watch.  Our music teacher laughed and laughed and told me that the kids would be so bored and they would not pay any attention.  I thought ,  "they will love it, Norman Rockwell is the best!"  Ha!  The music teacher was so right.  It was a teacher disaster.  The kids watched for about two minutes and they were DONE!  I was new to teaching and learned my lesson.
I have loved Rockwell since I was a little girl. My mother had a Norman Rockwell Christmas book that I have worn out.  I have studied every page.
It was very exciting to see his paintings in person.

After our museum experience, we ate wonderful food at Mama Fu's.

I call that a perfect day!

Comments

Sasha said…
I love Norman Rockwell too! My grandparents had a big book of all his work and I loved looking at it. My favorite is the self portrait!
pinepod said…
My Mom's parent's had a Norman Rockwell painting in their living room and then it went with my Grandma to her Assisted Living, her dad did the frame for it, it's huge! I think my Uncle has it now or we do. My Mom was an art teacher as well.

Amy
Natasha said…
I love your necklace Laurie! It's so colourful.
Heather said…
There is a painting he did of a old school classroom and one of the girls in the painting is my Uncle's sister (my mom's sister's husband's sister). We also had a big book of his paintings and I loved looking through it.
Tara G. said…
It's so fun to see the original artwork...how fun to make it a girls outing!! I wish you lived closer. I would totally hire you to teach my kids art lessons! We miss our lady from Ukraine!
Sandra Carson said…
Laurie your necklace is very beautiful..:)

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Sara Campbell said…
Linda Dale, I have thought of you all day. Happy birthday, my little Feuella. I was telling Ross about some of our jokes and got to laughing at grocery store. He didn't laugh nearly as hard as I did, I was chawed. I am so thankful for our 10AM tea that gave me my lifelong friend. I love you...and if I were your freshman roommate, I would NEVER have ditched you. Love you, happy bday, beautiful friend!!

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