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January 21, 2013

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sue

Adriel - welcome to the adventure!

Adriel

OMG, this is what I needed! I will be 50 in two months and what have I started doing that I've always wanted to do until now? Paint, draw, print...encaustic, I want to do all of it, feel like I have so much to catch up. I loved this article, thank you soon much!

sue smith

Hi David,
You are right, we have all found ways to create art without really calling it that,putting things off until "later." And then one day we realize that there is no perfect time or circumstance. To steal the slogan from Nike - "Just Do It."

David Raison

Hi Sue,
I turned 65 on 9 January this year. I've been painting and drawing since childhood but only took up painting seriously in 2003. My wife always says "you can do that when you retire" (from the day job)but my response is always that I can't wait. I hope to be able to devote all my time to painting later this year when I am able to retire from my job in IT and take a great deal of encouragement from your site. Making art doesn't stop; you just keep on doing it. It comes from inside!
Regards,
David

sue smith

Thanks for the article, it put a smile on my face.

63 and still blooming!
(from an email response)

sue smith

Dear Sue,

LOVE this post and your thoughts on that study. I am 74 and have done art off and on all my life with a very supportive family, parents who did art themselves and so understood its importance to me and my sister (she is a jewelry designer and craftsperson). But what it has done for my life (with interruptions to be sure!) is beyond description. It is beyond essential for me to do it, to teach it, to LOOK every day at what enchants or interests me.

I teach many who have finally retired and can do it at last. Sometimes the stories break my heart because of what they had to suppress due to no support, or worse. I'm doing my part to see that the flower blooms, even now. One is still here, one should LIVE!

Lynne Oakes
www.joyofartstudio.com

sue smith

Thank you, Maria! I admire the color in your work and the way you communicate the energy in subject matter!

Maria Poroy

I always appreciate your viewpoint. and it has more cred since your work is beautiful and amazing. I think of you as a landscape artist but your still life work rocks. Keep it coming!

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