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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for more than twenty years. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Georgia O'Keeffe's Home and Studio Tour in Abiquiu




I stepped off the van and the first sight I saw was what Georgia painted, Winter Road. The tour guide tried to keep us together but sometimes it was difficult. It was easy to see why O'Keeffe loved this part of the country. I fell hard and fast for it, too.

Rocks. Ladders. Doors. The black door. Shadows. Bones. Music. Books (kept behind locked doors but you can see them here. How badly I wanted to see her library but I knew, in advance, that it would only remain a dream.) Organization everywhere. Space. Lots of space. Boxes. Labels. Healthy food. Herbs and spices. Plants. Flowers. Elegance. Simplicity. Earthy collections. Eames chairs. Record players. Sears appliances. White. Brown. More rocks. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of rocks. Light. Land as far as you can see. Different shades of green and brown. Her walking stick (Tiny Tim style leaning against the wall.)

I would swear to you that it felt like she was going to walk through the door any moment and ask what we were doing traipsing through her home. 

I can't wait to go back.
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Anne Rita Taylor said...

I have always wanted to go there - thanks for sharing the links & your photos - I'll have to get there soon.

Debbie Gaetz said...

Thanks for sharing; I've always wanted to visit there because she is one of my all-time favorite artists.