We tried to get old house packed out and ready to sell and paint living room and hall at our new house and hang pictures. (Half accomplished anyway, still a lot to do!)
I’ve struggled with paint colors so much at this house- plaster makes everything look different when you get paint on the wall.
With lots of help I settled on:
Sage Tint by Benjamin Moore for living room
(on walls it looks almost like a robin’s egg blue)
Amulet by Benjamin Moore for hallway/stairs
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
We managed to squeeze in a quick day trip to Bentonville to see the Norman Rockwell exhibit at Crystal Bridges. I have always been a Rockwell fan, and this was the exhibit to end all- I think all of my favorites were there. Seeing the brushstrokes and sketches really makes you understand the complexity of the paintings. It was absolutely amazing.
Maybe my favorite?
Artistic kids (My fave)
My mom brought my niece and nephews, and my aunt and grandpa met us there for a fun day.
Coming home we stopped in Eureka Springs for dinner at DeVito’s!
What is your favorite Norman Rockwell painting? Not sure? Go see the exhibit at Crystal Bridges and let me know! 🙂
Sunday we drove up to N.W. Arkansas to check out Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. It’s a pretty drive through the Boston Mountains so no one complained about the 3 hrs each way in the car…(not too much anyway.)
Crystal Bridges Museum
We planned on meeting my grandpa (aka Popie), mom, and aunt there but were really late getting on the road so we imagined they would be done by the time we got there. Funny thing was as I was calling them to see where in the museum they were we happened to look across the pond and see them looking out the window of another gallery!
Ceiling is a work of art
My “artsy” guys
The grounds and building alone are enough to warrant a trip to
Bentonville to see the museum. But the collection inside is also
amazing. One of the most comprehensive American art collections in the
world. Here are some highlights:
Can you imagine the dinner conversations with this family?
Mary Cassatt is my favorite
This reminded us of Scott’s grandma
Maxfield Parrish’s “The Lantern Bearers” is so dreamy
We met up with some friends for dinner in Fayetteville and drove the kids around on a mini- tour that sounded like this:
“See that- that’s where I had geography.” (Dad)
“That’s the dorm I used to live in.” (Mom)
“That’s the dorm I used to live in.” (Dad)
“They didn’t have this cool stuff when we went here.” (both of us)
“That’s where Grammy and your grandpa lived” (mom)
“That’s where mom and dad met.” (Mom)
“That’s where I took your mom on our first date.” (Dad)
“That’s where I used to eat tacos.” (Dad)
Don’t know if they heard us but it was fun anyway!