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Inspiration: Georgia O'Keefe

Sorry for the blatant pun, but I've got Georgia on my mind. She was such a pioneer in many senses of the word. It isn't often you get to hear "The Mother of American Modernism," since the phrase is usually used for men pioneering in their fields, like, "The Father of Modern Physics, The Father of Photo Journalism, etc." But here, Georgia takes the title. In a time when art, sexuality, and influence were all considered to be part of "a man's world," Georgia was unafraid to create. She had commitment to her art, despite constant criticism from her contemporaries. You can see this in photos of her, I love her air of confidence and easy, simple style. May we all age as gracefully as Georgia!