Monday, October 4, 2010

Strong Women - Georgia O'Keeffe

Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time
If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.
...Well, I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower - and I don't.

This above are quotes by a strong woman, American Artist,
Georgia O'Keeffe

If you are not familiar with her art, check it out.
Her flowers and Southwest art are spectacular.
 Picture taken from Wikipedia
Visit the following link for her story.


Jeanie said...

She's always been one of my favorites -- I'm glad you enjoy her, too!

Jeanne said...

I love all you share
I love you

Kate said...

Love the quotes. I enjoy her art, also. Thank you for sharing.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Love this series of strong women! It's giving me strength and perspective and courage and hope.

Yes, Georgia O'Keefe! Strong, smart, and so gifted.

dutchbaby said...

I loved reading this quote from O'Keeffe. I never knew her motivation for painting the flowers so huge. I love the part where she says "even busy New Yorkers".

Brenda Leyland said...

Thanks SO much for sharing those lovely quotes by Georgia O'Keeffe. It gives me a better glimpse into her amazing work!