I love going to outdoor outfitter stores like Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, and Fin, Feather and Fur (which was started in Ashland, a town near Galion and is now expanding to other cities...yay for them!). These shops are intended for outdoor sportsmen, of course, but to me they bring the art of the outside world inside.
All three of the stores have huge displays of taxidermy animals in natural settings, making them a museum of sorts.
During a recent trip to Michigan, we stopped at a Cabela's so that Jim could spend his Christmas gift cards. While he shopped, Ava and I strolled through the store, studying the nature displays and admiring the art. I was certainly inspired by the way the interior design team framed old prints. I keep thinking that I will do something similar with some of my prints...God knows we've got enough old barn siding that I could use. I just need to carve a bit of time to tinker with the ideas and what we've got.
carving craving tinkerin' time