Showing posts from July 26, 2014

The Seven Year Itch

A very simple little diddy. But oh, so hard to follow. Like right now, for me. I'm on the verge of BIG changes. These happen about every seven years like clock work, whether I'm ready or not. Seven years ago I got divorced. Seven years before that I gave birth to my son. Seven years before that I was entering Graduate School, moving towards the end of a toxic relationship. You get my drift.

Picture realizing that you have just stepped off a very familiar, although dusty old path and on to a wet mossy rock beside the river and suddenly you can't turn back around. One foot is sliding towards the rushing water; the other is going to give any second and into the cold you WILL plunge. Yes, a few miles down the waves will get calmer and yes, you DO hold on until it does. You may go under, but you hold your breathe and bob back up again. For almost 56 years now I have plunged and not stayed under. I'm pretty sure I won't this time either.

While walking along that then fe…

Georgia OKeefe; Young Old Faraway

Hand Painted 3D Collage Assemblage With B & W Photos, Flower Die Cuts from Georgia Paintings & Shells on Contrasting Electric Blue, Black and White Shadow Box. Lovely. 9" x 11" x 1.5"

 Known as a loner, O'Keeffe explored the land she loved often in her Ford Model A, which she purchased and learned to drive in 1929. She often talked about her fondness for Ghost Ranch and Northern New Mexico, as in 1943, when she explained: "Such a beautiful, untouched lonely feeling place, such a fine part of what I call the 'Faraway'. It is a place I have painted before ... even now I must do it again."