Today, I turn my story to another incredible artist…Georgia O’Keeffe. An artist whose work is most associated with large paintings of flowers and paintings capturing the landscape and spirit of New Mexico. Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings, from her time in New Mexico, seemed to absorb the high desert colors and air of New Mexico much like her large-scale paintings of flowers captured the delicacy, voluptuousness and transience of nature. I have attempted to translate Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and spirit in the mixed media work of the large flower, seen in the header of this post, and in the outfit I am showing today.
Turquoise and more turquoise! The Navajo bow guard is a silver and turquoise vintage artisan made piece from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Again…thank you Jamie from More Than Turquoise for enlightening me about the existence of bow guards. I also have on several Navajo crafted bangles of silver and turquoise collected from my many visits to New Mexico and Arizona. The Kachina is not Navajo made, but was found at the HSN site. It was designed by our very own national fashion icon…Iris Apfel. Iris has a collection of her pieces on this shopping site. The kimono vest is a geometric design of assorted colors. It reminded me of a stained glass window, but has a tribal-like pattern that reminded me of the Southwest region of the United States.