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Welcome to the Ageless Artist?
Or when I suddenly realized I was a M'am and not a Miss
Why Ageless Artist?
I became suddenly enlightened this year that I was no longer the adult artist that I had been accustomed to . It was a “woke up one morning and experience the revelation” that I was the same person inside with a brand new exterior. I had been blatantly ignoring all these subtle tweaks of change as I hurtled through working week days and crammed in my artistic time over each precious minutes of my weekends and nights ..Now I am retired from that other life and plunging myself in to full time art practise-something I have dreamed of for so many years. I am loving it yet I see the personal and public perceptions of me have undergone a sea change.
Have I been nodding off since I was 50..55? ..Or was I too busy to notice?
My sense of identity and contribution to the world had been wrapped around this pressured existence-and a need to stay on and vital . Now there are days which are endless and marked quite differently. It’s mostly glorious and good. “Seniors” discounts are a nice frill yet..
Who are we when we make our way through this passage called life in our so called “Golden years” Well ..the same of course in many ways -yet different.
I do not see my artist peers often on social media -or their wonderful faces . Rarely do I see their accomplishments or struggles in a public forum (Unless they have received lifetime achievement accolades etc-or worse that they are deceased!)
It often seems that the online world is full of lovely edited /curated photos and profiles and becomes increasingly an exclusive club that only the computer /tech savvy may comfortably enter.
The art that I make now-and have made for over 20 years seriously-is not a hobby or a past time. it is my life’s work. I believe we all can be viable, successful and energized contributors to the Art community -and to our community where we live!!
Art is indeed Age-less
If this resonates for you and your experience..or even someone you know and care about then I believe you are in the right place.
I wish to include you in my journey
My hope is to create a community of Ageless Artists who can contribute and grow with this discourse. I will send regular newsletters (at least bi weekly to start)
I welcome your commentary and expect that we will respect other’s thoughts whether like our own or not .
I will also offer my companion post “My Ephemeral Imagination” once monthly where you will experience a more personal side of my art life - photos of new work, process and the occasional demo video . This will take the place of my old EI blog and current newsletter /blog accessed through my website
I am offering this newsletter free of charge now (and always) and perhaps adding options as the need rises for paid subscribers
In art and other important things
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