Home from Santa Fe

To create one’s own world in any of the arts takes courage.
Georgia O’Keeffe

On my quick little weekend jaunt to Santa Fe and back I had to stop and visit the Georgia O’Keeffe museum again. The museum owns 1/2 of Georgia O’Keeffe’s 2200 works so every time you go there you’ll probably see something you haven’t seen before and this exhibit with Ansel Adams was worth the visit. Seeing another artist’s work is always an inspiration to me, especially two great American artists that really showed the beauty of the country. Because they often traveled together it was interesting to see his photos juxtaposed with her art. Many of her tree painting were on exhibit this time, these are some of my favorites. I learned about their friendship during the years, when Ansel Adams died at 82 Georgia O’Keeffe was said to have said “He never did take care of himself” She wanted to live to 100 years old, she was 99 1/2 at the time of her death.

Today considerer another medium in which you could embrace your creativity. Could you use your words along with photography or collage or painting. Many writing teachers suggest when you are feeling blocked with writing you practice another form of creativity. Sometimes taking the pressure off the words is enough to get your words flowing again. Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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