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18 Strageties for Finding “That Thing That is Your Own” Part 2

This post originally appeared in October, 2009. After my post about Georgia O’Keeffe (Georgia on my Mind), where I reminisced about how she inspired me to pursue “that thing that is my own,” I thought this post and the last were the perfect follow-ups. As I mentioned in my last post, sometimes we paint the […]

18 Strategies for Finding “That Thing That is Your Own” Part 1

This post originally appeared in October, 2009. After my last post about Georgia O’Keeffe, where I reminisced about how she inspired me to pursue “that thing that is my own,” I thought this was a perfect follow-up. Sometimes we paint the way we do simply because that’s the way we were taught. We take classes […]

Georgia on my Mind

Georgia on my Mind

“The painting is like a thread that runs through all the reasons for the other things that make one’s life.” Georgia O’Keeffe I’ve just returned from my very first trip to New Mexico. We visited Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Abiquiu, and Ghost Ranch – “O’Keeffe Country!” In 1988, at about the time I first began seriously pursuing painting, I saw a Georgia O’Keeffe […]