Happy 125th Birthday, Georgia O’Keeffe. Here’s my humble homage to you.
Not convinced that Georgia O’Keeffe was a slow learner?
Consider how she honored the deliberate and intentional slowness in her work. In her own words:
“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
Consider her reflections on her own learning.
“I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me – so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught. ”
and her advice to other slow learners.
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.”