15 November 2011


nov. 15 - the birthdate of georgia o'keeffe... 

honoring a woman who as a person and through her art has influenced me profoundly... 

'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.'

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

'whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.
making your unknown known is the important thing.'

'the days you work are the best days.'

and here is my girl, 6 ft. above me - atop the suburban - capturing her world through a camera lens... may she always know that she is bigger than fear... 


  1. Ahhhhhh, taming (or ignoring) the fear, that is indeed the hardest part, isn't it?

  2. you could have said fearless. Would that have meant something different than bigger than fear? I think so. You teach your children well.

  3. Take a deep breath and let the fear pass through you and then bless it as you look behind you and see it move away. xx that said I have to go back into the crawl space one more time hehe

  4. Fear always points to a lesson we need to learn...

  5. Did you see that movie on Georgia O'Keefe maybe last fall? It was really good and helped me understand the artist that I could see but didn't really know. I am glad that your girl is jumping into her passion with both feet. And I hope that she is not fettered by fears that we all have, but enlivened by them.
    Enjoy the day!

  6. how amazingly wonderful is this post Maire!! esp the last photo and the last line. SO SO POWERFUL is this ... i feel it, at this time where i need it most ... TQ

  7. Ah yes... I love Georgia. I felt like I had stepped into a shrine when I got to visit the gallery of her work in Santa Fe. I used to show a video when I taught art..that had her in it - and talking about her life and work. So inspiring.

  8. MD- you must have such pride in your daughter - willing to set aside fear to capture the perfect image. It is good when we as artists can set aside fear and attempt new things and new lives. The young can inspire us to be fearless once again. B


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