Last week I went with Janet to northwestern Arkansas. We had several reasons for going. Janet's parents live in Bentonville, and I had not seen them for several years. And it was Craft Fair week, with a dozen or so craft fairs in the area, and we were hoping to do a lot of Christmas shopping. And, most enticing of all, Bentonville is the home of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. I have wanted to see Crystal Bridges since it opened in 2011.
First up were the craft fairs. War Eagle Mill is a beautiful place, and the craft fair is wonderful.
|War Eagle Mill|
We spent an afternoon at Crystal Bridges. I love the spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois in the entrance courtyard.
|Janet and LaVerne in front of "Maman" by Louise Bourgeois|
|"Big Red Lens" by Frederick Eversley|
Janet's father is a founding director of the Veterans Wall of Honor in Bentonville. It hadn't been finished last time I visited, so of course we had to go see it. Very impressive!
|Leonard and Janet at the Wall|
|My sewing machine is under there somewhere.|
|Can't use the Gammill either|