This may be completely off the topic of farming, but oh well! I was reading the newspaper on Sunday, which is my favorite day and I came across an article about Keith Jacobshagen. He is a Midwest artist who recently completed a year long study in landscape. That alone doesn't sound very interesting until you see his paintings.
They are small about 3.5 by 5 inches, but they blow me away! I am not one to get super excited about art even though I took a ton of art classes in college. I was on the six year plan, which included stops at teaching, graphic design, fashion design and FINALLY nursing. I do feel like I have an appreciation for the arts, but I'm not really into going to museums or buying art.
But his paintings just struck me.
Here is one example:
He captured exactly how I feel about the sky in Nebraska. If you have never been to the Midwest or Nebraska, you probably don't know what I'm talking about. The sky out here is huge! And that is one of the main reasons I told Jon that I wanted to move to the country...I missed the sky. I grew up in a small town and saw the horizon many times, but living in the city you miss it.
Here is another one I like:
If I had an extra $1500 in my pocket, you bet I would be buying one of these! Modern art really doesn't do it for me...but this....this I get completely.
Here is a link to the article in my local paper.