georgia O'Keeffe, Steiglitz

georgia O'Keeffe, Steiglitz

“I get out my work and have a show for myself before I have it publicly. I make up my own mind about it–how good or bad or indifferent it is. After that the critics can write what they please. I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.”

– Georgia O’Keeffe
Georgia would have been 125 today…..she was remarkable, in that she remained independent from the mercurial nature of art trends. Her truth was in her own vision. Her ideal was to  find the essential, abstract forms in nature.
More than anything, I think she gave many of us permission…or at least the inspiration, to build a creative life on our own terms….walk  in peace, Georgia, in your precious New Mexico hills..Feliz Cumpleanos!…be free…..


Written by kerin rose


  1. pencilfox November 17, 2012 at 5:33 pm Reply

    that face. those hands. now i want to study more about this beautiful woman.

  2. kerin rose November 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm Reply

    I think you would really enjoy reading about her…she had that pioneer spirit, like you!

  3. Jayne Shoup November 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm Reply

    O’Keeffe gave so many of us wings–to dare and to do as we please. May that legacy continue to All who follow–

  4. kerin rose November 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm Reply

    yes, absolutely, Jane! thank you for visiting!

  5. Mona November 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm Reply

    I have loved her work but never seen any photos of her…it’s nice that way, isn’t it, remembering her essence…thank you for reminding us of the essentials….xx

Leave a Comment