Hi everyone, I am Jan and 70yrs.old, Yeah! I am an insecure doing my painting and drawing? I love art and have since I was able to pick up a crayon and make marks on a piece of paper. My Mother inspired me just by being my encouraging on the sidelines.
Please feel free to comment on my work. I give so much away and now I am down to only a few pieces. I have been a caretaker for the passed 6 years and there was no time to be creative and when I did have time I was exhausted.
I am ready to get back in the "Paint Tubes"
I will soon be 78 and have been dabbling in art/pencil/charvcoal/water color and now acrylics, which I really love. I have taken various local classes and everyone is so encouraging. So just have a go and enjoy
Yes,...isn't it grand to have this lovely hobby in our " senior" years??? Never thought I would see the day...never been artistic. But here I am!!!! And you are, too!!!!
Yes, three children and 4 almost 5 grandchildren. They take a lot of time which is delightful
I have learned to be in the moment..sometimes grands take precedence over art. I love the time I have to sneak in some quiet time for art. I do not get as much done as I feel I need, but time with children and grands is more important .
I too am now 70! OMG! When did that happen! Anyway, I have painted and drawn and created all my life, but have been very insecure about it and did it for my own enjoyment. My relatives have all my Art. They like it! But to get back to your statement of women in their 70's being insecure about their talents. That's' simple. That's the way we were raised. A sign of the times ..... However, todays girls don't stand for that. They feel free to get as good as they want to be in all areas of their lives. I encourage them and use them as an example here in my later years. I just found this site today and am really going to use it to it's full potential. Can't wait to get started!
I was lucky Mary. I raised 2 sons. I taught them how to "not treat women". And their wives appreciate the fact the my boys let them "have their space" and encourage them to go for whatever they want.