“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”
Those who follow LadyBudd, know that I have taken a few weeks to go on an adventure with my family. It was our “Industrial Revolution” tour that took us into Wales and England. Wherever I go, I bring along my dependable iPod crammed with audio-books. One of the books that I started to “read” on the plane home, was “Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe” by Laurie Lisle. This book has been on my “to read” list for quite some time. It was an ideal choice for the end of a journey.
Georgia O’Keeffe, at 12 years old, said that she wanted to be an artist. Her destiny was to be known as one of the most original painters of her time. She lived bold and would not be deterred from her artistic vision. She ignored the latest fashion, preferring to wear white and black. Known to have a “prickly personality,” there was nothing that would keep her from her life’s work.
Georgia O’Keeffe once said, “Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.”
Perhaps we should take the time…