Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Georgia O'Keeffe

Born November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Georgia Totto O'Keeffe grew up in Virginia and later moved to New York. In 1912 she moved to the Southwest and fell in love with the landscape and found much of the inspiration for her paintings. She was a beautifully creative, intelligent woman who played by her own rules. I like that.  Happy Birthday, Georgia!



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To create one's own world, in any of the arts, takes courage.

Summer Days, 1936

I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me -- shapes and ideas so near to me -- so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn't occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.



I found I could say things with colors that I couldn't say in any other way -- things that I had no words for.


Deer's Skull with Pedernal, 1936
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Making your unknown known is the important thing.


I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life -- and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.



Joining Monica at Bohemian Twilight for the 5 Senses Tour today, too.

See, Hear, Feel.
Georgia.

♥ LB

4 comments:

  1. "I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life -- and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do."

    you gotta love that!

    so you're feeling better huh?

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  2. Mama Buzzkill always loved this artist <3

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  3. My goodness, how inspirational...Thank you fro sharing both the images AND the words. She is suddenly a woman I'd like to know better.

    Visiting through the 5 senses tour, loved your post!

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  4. Wow, thanks for opening my eyes to her. And I loved this "making your unknown known is the important thing." That's it. That says it all on so many levels...
    xo

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