Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

“…to SEE takes time” Georgia O’Keeffe

O'Keeffe in New Mexico

As a photographer, I  pattern much of my visual images after the painter, Georgia O’Keeffe.   She was a woman who was truly herself.  Life was not without trials, as she suffered a nervous breakdown and family did not understand her.  She loved New Mexico and nature.  Buying a Ford Model A , that she could hardly drive, she set out to see the beauty all around her.  Of  New Mexico, she said, “Such a beautiful, untouched, lonely feeling place…such a fine part of what I call the ‘Faraway’. It is a place I have painted before . . . even now I must do it again.”[

 I was impressed  and honored, when a young man looked at my photography and said,  “Georgia O’Keeffe?’   We talked art and  about my inspiration in her work, finding out that this young man was a tatoo artist.  He also was an admirer of Georgia O’Keeffe.    Never under-estimate our youth!  There are still some who know her. 

The quote below that I best love  is so true of life:

“Sill in a way….nobody sees a flower….it is so small.   We haven’t time….and to see …takes time…like to have a friend takes time.”  G.O’Keeffe

Black Iris

 

Red Canna

Georgia O’Keeffe was given the highest medal of honor for art by President Ford.  She lived to be 98 years old.  

Today, I plan to look for the smallest flower.  Take time, it will be worth it.

Calla Lilies on Pink

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