This week in our Monday morning gathering, Helena told us about her trip to Toronto and Montreal. Then we sang Happy Birthday to Golnaz. In the afternoon, Laura led us in dancing to music from different countries like Japan, Austria, Iran, Belguim and Germany. We also played musical chairs.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, we broke into our EVOE, painting, reading, writing, clay, art studio and dancing group.
This week in our Thursday morning college, Christine spoke about Georga O’Keeffe. She told us that Georgia was born in Wisconsin on November 15, 1886. During her childhood years, she lived where there were rolling green hills. Her mother read to her stories about the Wild West. This inspired her to become an artist. When she was eighteen years old she started to study art at an Art College. Halfway through her studies, at the age of twenty four, she had to stop because she came down with typhoid and measles. After she had recovered from her illnesses, she returned to her art studies. She met an artist by the name of Alfred Steiglitz. They became best friends and then in 1937, they were married. She started to paint flowers that would fill the entire canvas. When she was forty two, she travelled to New Mexico where she fell in love with the scenery so she painted pictures of old bones. She felt like she was at home, so she moved there. Twenty four years later, at the age of sixty six, she travelled to Europe for the first time in her life. During her seventies she became adventurous. She went white water rafting, travelled to Egypt and the Middle East. At the age of eighty four, even though she lost half of her eyesight, she continued to paint pictures. Ten years later, Georgia passed away at the age of 98.
After a short break, Lorna’s bell choir practiced their bell playing.
On Friday afternoon one group went swimming and another group did spacial dynamics with Graham at Circle Hall.