Posts Tagged ‘Brandywine River Museum’

What Inspires You?

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

I love the fact that the etymology of “inspire” is rooted in the body, that it’s a physical manifestation of the metaphysical. (After all, that’s what writers—and other artists—do, isn’t it? Make the invisible visible?) In that sense, the word translates as “giving breath to” or “inflaming.” Whenever I give a workshop or talk to […]

Overlapping Circles

Posted on June 20th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

I recently met with over a hundred 2nd  and 3rd graders from DC elem schools at the wonderful Politics & Prose book store in Washington, DC. We talked about Horace Pippin’s life and work and how he used his creativity to strengthen his arm and clear his mind after the horrible battles he fought in […]


Posted on June 6th, 2013 by by Jen Bryant

Imagine you’re a veteran of the terrible trench warfare of WWI, a steel plate serving as your shoulder joint after you were shot by a German sniper. Back home in Pennsylvania, suffering from PTSD, you somehow manage to return to your childhood love of drawing and painting. You and your wife live on your meager […]

We were spoiled!

Posted on June 26th, 2012 by by Jen Bryant

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary by returning to the site of our first date: the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. When we arrived at Andrew Wyeth’s home for the new studio tour, the museum staff spoiled us with flowers, a card and gift bag. Wow. This has always been a special place […]


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