Yesterday, an an artist whose birthday we were celebrating very humbly asked that we close the thread.
I can respect that. So now, if you have a favorite "older than dirt artist", perhaps you could, without naming names, celebrate the mature artists among us by showing us an example from their portfolio.
So here are a few people that come to mind:
Note: Danger! If you post a woman's art in this thread, do so entirely at your own risk. Self humiliation/promotion is permitted.
Thanks. I was afraid I might have committed a faux pas, or maybe a "stepped in it", depending on if you're from France or a US agrarian region.
I'll nominate a hummingbird-guy-who-shall-remain-nameless:
for those of you who remember Charles Peck; last fall I was down in Florida and looked Charles up in Punta Gorda..Penny and I went to lunch with him and we toured Punta Gorda to see the many murals he's done down there... We discussed everything from our favorite books to crazy stories of our youth.. He said one thing that I will always remember .. I'm in my mid fifties and he's in his mid sixties and he told me in his words " your 50's are the old age of your youth and your 60's are the youth of your old age, and I'm enjoying my youth once again"
Long ago, my wife was grieving over her 35th birthday and approaching middle age.
I tried to "comfort" her this way:
This shouldn't really be a problem. To be middle aged, there has to be a middle. If the average life span is around 75 years, then middle age would be the middle third of your expected life span, 25 to 50. So you're already halfway through middle age already!
I don't remember if I was brave enough to remind her of the natural corollary to this line of thinking on her 50th.
I'm 52... enjoying all the images and the conversation and since I've been awake all night I'm too tired to look or share another image, but I am sorta curious, how do those adult diapers work after the forth or fifth drink? (laughing) I'm to do the light-speed dash-dance instead of the dance-floor dance too often! Aghhh. I HATE getting old!
Well, I don't feel any older than I did 30 or 40 years ago. Just a bit slower and with some slight malfunctions. The only difference, of course, is that now I look back on the years of my mis-spent youth with a great deal of regret and wish I had been a lot more profligate in my mis-spending of it (any impression I may have given my offspring of dad's drug-crazed hippy 60s are sadly embroidered .... damn it! I was in the Conservative Association at uni!).
Just look at the great art on here! We get better with age........at 62, I'm just getting started [with the fun].
In a minute I will promo......I mean post mine.
I think it's safer to put oneself in the "over-the-hill, older than dirt category", yes?
Paul, I'm with you. If I stay away from mirrors and reflections and disregard the aches and pains, I feel like I always did, make the same mistakes I did when I was younger!!!
Greg, I have an older version, that works! in my garage! For many years, I used that phone in the kitchen and told people that they needed to put money into it, if they wanted to make any calls! Eventually the old printed circuit board inside died, and would have cost a couple of hunderds of $$$ to fix, so it's been retired now.
I found that pay phone located in a side street location in Louisville, KY. during the 2010 Worldwide Photo Walk. Here in our town I've purposely looked for any working pay phones (just to see if any exist here), and cannot seem to fine one. Unique idea having people put money in the one you have, lol. :)
Chuck, you remind me of party lines....remember when we had to wait for the people who shared the circuit to get off the phone before we could use it? Now I do facetime with my grandchildren wherever I am. We've come a long way, baby...
Edit - thanks, Janice. They died within 5 months of each other. Clearing out the house of a 94 year old man who never threw anything out was interesting....
Chuck, what a story! Mary, I do remember our phone being on a party line when I was a child, and I thought it was really spooky. Angelina, your words are so true. Mary Ellen, I had not heard of the term Geezette -- very clever, love it!
After reading all of these wonderful posts... I am thinking I may be one of the oldest on FAA... or at least close to.. Wow... could I have the honourary title of "elder Catherine" or maybe "Catherine the Elder" sounds more worthy of my esteemed age.. lol