I've only just joined gransnet although my eldest grandson has just turned 16, which makes me feel very old I have six grandsons, one granddaughter and another grandchild expected in May but I don't live within striking distance of any of my children so we keep in touch mainly by phone and email.
As a painter/designer/illustrator I have no intention of retiring, especially as I only really started working as an artist about ten years ago, after a lifetime of teaching, raising my family and running a pain support network, somewhat hampered at times by a bad back!
I'm finding that my friends don't really understand why I'm keen to work (56 hrs a week - at least!) so am not available as much as they'd like. I sell mostly online and belong to some lovely online groups of designers - but they are invariably more the age of my daughters and I often feel a bit out of step with them as far as our tastes in design are concerned!
So I'd love to meet any other 'elderly' artists or designers who are passionate about their work - or maybe need encouragement to find their passion? (I'll reach my three score years and ten in a few months' time and I've only just found mine on an online Surface Pattern course!)
If you'd be interested to know more about me, you'll probably get some sort of impression from dipping into my slightly chaotic blog:
Look forward to hearing from some more like-minded people -
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