SIA: Sunrise by Georgia O’Keeffe

A quick reminder that the $500 Nordstrom gift card giveaway ends TODAY, so there is still time to enter! Also, the poll is still open to vote for your favorite outfit from December.

And a happy new year for Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenges! We took a brief holiday break for Christmas and New Year’s, but SIA is back! (You can also catch up on all my 2015 SIA-inspired outfits here in this SIA retrospective post.)

It’s my turn again to curate SIA, and I wanted something really bright and glorious to start the new year off right. I chose an early painting from Georgia O’Keeffe, a famous — and controversial — American female artist (1887-1986).

Sunrise -- Georgia O'Keeffe -- 1916

Sunrise — Georgia O’Keeffe — 1916

This painting, called “Sunrise,” is from 1916. I picked it not only for its vibrant colors of pink and red and yellow but also because it’s not what one normally associates with a Georgia O’Keeffe painting (e.g. closeups of flowers or desert landscapes). I also chose it for the symbolism of a sunrise starting off the new year.

You can view a timeline of O’Keeffe’s works here and find out more about her life and works on the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum site. There are also art prints of her more famous works in colors similar to her inspiration painting, like here and here.

So how do you participate in SIA challenges? Bloggers and non-bloggers are welcome to participate. Just send a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s SIA inspiration pic to me at by next Monday, January 11, by 10 p.m. PST, and I will post the round-up on my blog the next morning.


7 thoughts on “SIA: Sunrise by Georgia O’Keeffe

  1. Mike

    Glad to see that the SIA challenges are back in action! And what a great choice to start off the new year, with a sunrise. 🙂

      1. Mike

        Well it’s a wonderful choice Jen and so inspiring for the new year. It is a symbol of new beginnings and many wonderful possibilities for what’s to be a great year. 🙂
        I will have to think about how I will make this one work for me SIA wise! I’m sure I’ll come up with something!

  2. Erin @ Loop Looks

    I see why the white pants, jewel colored top, and white cardigan stood out to you in my most recent post. That would be the perfect outfit for this painting! That top is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Brilliant surmising of my sartorial subconscious! (Hee hee, I ❤ alliteration. English major humor!) You're right, that outfit would be great for the next SIA challenge… just winterize that outfit with the shoes, and you will be in business! 🙂

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