My He(ART)-Full Life

Monday, April 22, 2013

O' Keeffe Country

"It was all so far away-there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased."    -Georgia O'Keeffe
We are so fortunate that we live fairly close to New Mexico-just a 6 hour drive with plenty of stops to walk, absorb the gorgeous open landscape and have impromptu picnics. This trip was totally spur of the moment because Tim had some time off work. I love the earthiness of this place...the vast, stark + elemental beauty...and of course...the art!! Oozing out of every corner...wondrous...worlds upon worlds of...luscious, larger than life,!!!

The weather was grass + sunshine made me feel like a new woman:) Seriously! Just basking in the golden light...catching up on cloud gazing, reading, snoozing, tea drinking, snuggling and such.

"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?" -Frida Kahlo
Self portrait with Frida. How I love this woman...

" If I didn't have my camera to remind me constantly, I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away, I think. I would have forgotten my reason to exist." - Annie Leibovitz 
 There is an Annie Leibovitz exhibition (Pilgrimage)at the O' Keeffe museum. On this trip, I managed to see quite a few iconic photography exhibitions and they opened up my mind! So very thankful. .

We ate outdoors as much as possible...slightly windy but...sunshine, sunshine, sunshine made my heart sing!

Like I said...there is art everywhere! Photography, murals, sculpture...just soaking it all up. And, of course, Tara couldn't resist touching this gorgeous mosaic!

 We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. 
                                                                                                                 -Native American Proverb

HAPPY EARTH DAY everyone!!!

1 comment:

jane said...

Love Santa Fe....can't wait to visit again. Beautiful artsy place! Perfect place for an artist.