Thursday

A Quote by Georgia O'Keeffe


"I found I could say things with color and shapes...
that I couldn't say any other way...
...things I had no words for".





Georgia O'Keeffe... 1887 - 1986... American Artist, Painter... her family were farmers...
She was married to pioneer Photographer Alfred Stieglitz for 22 years till his death in 1946...




On reading this quote... It empathized the way I have always thought... wishing I could explain or transfer my thoughts and ideas through the tips of my fingers...





17 comments:

Angela Rockett said...

That's one of my favorite quotes too, for the same reasons.

Sharon said...

Great quote.....some things are just better said without words.

Ruth said...

I knew the first time I visited your blog, Gwen, that you were able to communicate something that had nothing to do with words. It's a gift. I'm so happy you share it, and I hope you won't stop, even though I know at times it must seem like a lot to get a post on here.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Glad you relate Angela...something about that....

You're so right Sharon...I used to wish I could transfer mental vibes from my mind to another just by willing it... but alas...


Thanks Ruth, But No it has never seemed much like work to make an entry on my blog... actually I look forward to it as if it were a holiday!!!

It is quite freeing...

Ruth said...

That's good, I feel that way too. It is never a burden.

Anet said...

Gwen, I think you say things beautifully with color, shapes, and with words! Always a joy to visit here, for the art and wisdom.

Don said...

Coming to your blog is a good cultural experience. I need more culture, so I'll come here and get some.

denise said...

So true. Love that quote.

Sandy said...

Love the quote and your blog. I think you always communicate so well.

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Gina said...

I couldn't agree more! I love her art very much, but had not come across this quote before.. so thank you Gx

Gwen Buchanan said...

don't you all think it comes from us having our heads lost in the clouds a fair bit of the time! Imagining...Then ideas come to mind and before they are expressed... they are replaced by others... some ideas never find a way out of that bony cage...

MamaShift said...

I suppose that's where mindfulness comes in.

Anyway, you're doing just fine.

Bill Evertson said...

A great post for thought - and you have received some nice comments. Perhaps you are following the same path because I see that your posts contain that passion and beauty that O'Keeffe became famous for! I see in your work both the attention to detail as well as sense of place. Peace

Ruth said...

And I, for one, have a hard time expressing exactly what I get in my head. It's easier in photography for me, because I feel that I'm "channeling" something for Nature, letting it speak for itself. But in writing, it's MY job to get it on the page, and that isn't easy. It does take practice. But then, sometimes, it never gets said, as you say.

Gwen Buchanan said...

mamaS, I do tend to wander... the mind is like a playground...

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As I have seen from your beautifully detailed work, Bill, it is the way with artistic people... to be keen observers of all things around us...

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Your photographs always speak so clearly Ruth... of minute subtle details and your words are just a descriptive..

Robyn said...

I have written a post about a book I'm reading, Spirit Taking Form. There is a chapter on visual diaries and recording ones daily routine in images rather than words. The Georgia O'Keeffe quote says it all.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Robyn, for sure I am going to check out that book.. thanks so much for the lead..