Georgia O’Keeffe: the secret to creativity

georgia o'keeffe | AnnDaly.comGeorgia O’Keeffe commiserated with a young poet about how difficult it is to “listen to yourself and write from that.” Here’s what the painter advised — well before I talked about “doing 15 minutes of nothing a day”:

She said the key is in free time. Give yourself an hour or two a day, all to yourself. Everyone has free time, but they don’t use it. I said I have time when I am walking to school. She said that wasn’t free; yes, I was walking, but I was walking to. That wasn’t free time.

(From Weekends with O’Keeffe, by C.S. Merrill.)

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