September 6, 2009

Labo(u)r Day


I hope everyone has an enjoyable Labour Day. The weather's beautiful here in Toronto. Summer may be all but over but I think that the good temperatures will continue for at least another month.

I feel so invigorated at the first of September that I think NOW is the time to make resolutions. Hmm.


From the website www.artinthepicture.com, here's a description of Rosie the Riveter.
Rosie the Riveter
1943
by Norman Rockwell



Oil on board Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of the United States, representing the six million women who entered the workforce for the first time during World War II, many of whom worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and materiel. These women took the places of the male workers who were absent fighting in the Pacific and European theaters. The character is now considered a feminist icon in the US, and a herald of women's economic power to come.

4 comments:

secret, fragile skies said...

GREAT photo! Don't we love her?

willow said...

I LOVE this Rockwell painting. The look on her face is priceless and I like the fact that he gave her powerful arms.

There are two Rockwell paintings at our local museum and I am always amazed at the rough, chunky texture of the brushstrokes.

Hope you and yours are enjoying the weekend, as well!

Brian Miller said...

hmmm...any thought on what those resolutions might be?

i love the autumn, so refreshing after the heat of the summer...

giulia said...

Thanks for this, Hazel (& for the great link). Happy Labo(u)r Day to you as well.

Always has seemed the new year to me...which is why I ran all over the darn city on Friday, desperate to find my favorite August to August agenda. (Running sort of late this year.) Had to choose from 3 books left--none in my usual blue shade (different shades the last 10-15 years). I decided to take that as a good sign. ('Peony' it said.)

Cheerio!

Susan

PS: It's cool & gray (grey) here...I'm not complaining.