60 Iconic Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Covers

Much ink has been spilled here on The WallBreakers about Norman Rockwell. I’ve always felt that Rockwell beautifully captured an idealistic version of Americana in his paintings. We could absolutely argue that because he wasn’t allowed to paint African Americans until his later years his version of Americana is mostly skewed. … Read More60 Iconic Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post Covers

A Haunting Image of Route 66 and Thoughts on the American Dream

U.S. Route 66 is one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. It was established on November 11, 1926. The highway stretches from Chicago, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Los Angeles. It covers a total of 2,448 miles. It has been recognized by popular culture in both a hit song and the Route 66 television … Read MoreA Haunting Image of Route 66 and Thoughts on the American Dream

How Bob Ross Taught Viewers to Allow Serendipity into Their Lives

Bob Ross is a legendary historical figure in American pop culture. Between 1983 and 1994 his PBS television series The Joy of Painting taught viewers of all ages how to create colorful landscapes with oil paint. Bob used a “wet-on-wet” painting method, coupled with his nature-inspired memories from living in Alaska, to … Read MoreHow Bob Ross Taught Viewers to Allow Serendipity into Their Lives