Saturday, September 27, 2008

Braaten Farmhouse (14"x10")

Just off highway #2 near Bagley, Minnesota sits a little white house where my 102 year old Grandma was raised. This painting is based on some photos I took when we drove by the house in 2003. I think the right side of the house was added on much later... likely wasn't there when Grandma grew up there with many siblings. Back then folks were more content to have a place to live and there were no ideas about every kid needing her/his own room. No sir! They must have been quite tightly packed into this little house and by all accounts they were quite content there. Simplicity... a discipline we could all practice in North America! Blessings to you...
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