Friday, December 10, 2010

Book Club: Georgia O'Keefe

We read a neat book about Georgia O'Keefe and then our wonderful friend Laura, who is herself an artist, helped the kids to see with O'Keefe-like eyes. Her gentle facilitation was like magic... the pictures that emerged were incredible, beyond anything most parents had ever seen from their kids before.

Some quotes from the book about her life that I particularly loved:

"I did things other people don't do. When my sisters wore sashes, I didn't. When my sisters wore stockings, I wore none."

"At school in New York, I painted one still life painting a day - every day. At school, I painted my teacher's ideas. But when school days were over, I went out into the wide world to discover my own ideas."

"God told me if I painted that mountain enough, He'd give it to me."

"I did things other people don't do. I climbed my ladder to the night sky to wait for the sun."

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