One of my favorite stories about Georgia O'Keeffe is that she would often walk her property in New Mexico with a garden hoe cutting the heads off snakes that got in her way while looking for interesting things to paint. I can't say if it's a true story or not, but it sure seems fitting. Georgia O'Keeffe led a long and amazing life. Really. This woman was a true artist - ringing in photography as Alfred Stieglitz's muse and then continuing on to be a celebrated artist all on her own.
O'Keeffe's artworks often depict flowers at their best - really close up. She morphed those pretty lilies into things that transported the viewer from looking at a plain-jane flower to looking at something really outstanding. And, it was different. AND, she really was a character. I only have the utmost respect for Georgia and all she created and accomplished.
Well, the other morning at 6:20 am when the wee tot awoke and called, "mamammammamamama," the sun had a nice warmth to it and thereRead More »from Fine Art for Kids: Chalking with O'Keeffe