The above is Grant Wood's 1931 painting Plaid Sweater. “Plaid Sweater is a portrait of Mel Blumberg of Clinton, Iowa. According to Wood’s sister, Nan, he was to paint the boy, but did not want him to be wearing his ‘Sunday Best’ for the portrait. He was discussing the matter when the subject burst into the room wearing the plaid sweater and carrying a football. Grant Wood thought this was the perfect way to represent the football player; the portrait was not to be staged, and Wood shows the boy as a heroic archetype of the ‘All-American Boy.’ Wood portrays this youth as a healthy symbol of the future and a natural extension of his environment.”
Have you heard Kenny Chesney's new single called The Boys of Fall? Click on the photo of him below to link to YouTube ~
I'm glad my team's logo has red in it! We beat the Bengals this past Sunday (Sorry Ohio friends!).
Here's some of my plaid collection that I love to bring out every Fall! The bag on the left I'm assuming is a shoe bag, it's the right size; maybe a bowling shoe bag. EDIT: Melody of Brown Gingham Creations says it's a picnic bag that originally holds 2 thermoses and sandwich boxes, etc. ~ Thanks, Melody!
I just love this tote bag with its' leather handle. Wait 'til you see what's inside . . .
Java to go, anyone? A little coffee pot with unopened stir sticks, containers for sugar and cream, and two plastic coffee cups! (Of course, I can't understand why they're not red!) It would be great if it plugged into the car!
I'll leave you with some red-centered 'Jaguar' Marigolds, nestled in among Forget-Me-Nots and Candytuft!
Hey, let's put this baby up wicked early today!