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    Icon No, you're not too old

    So many times I have read in various forums threads in which people ask if they are too old to start a drawing or art career. I myself have asked this spøresmål to myself. And thought maybe I was too old to be artists.

    But then I came across this here blog and must say that it gave me hope back.
    So for all you old goblins, if you are in doubt you're too old. then take a look at this blog.

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    Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses was in her 70s when she began painting scenes of her rural life in upstate New York. This self-taught artist, mother and widow became one of the most famous American folk artists of the 20th century and continued painting in her 90s.


    Link: http://creativityandaging.blogspot.d...s-in-jobs.html


    Hope it helped the spirits


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    Thank you from an old fart who sometimes regrets not pursuing art seriously earlier in life

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    I can see that we have the same regrets.

    ps.
    And like your sketchbook

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    I wish my family would speak English well enough so I could show them that blog. I'll be turning 22 soon, and I'm already getting the 'You're not getting any younger...' nonsense from them...
    Thanks for the interesting link though! I'm reminded a bit of how Hokusai said everything he did before he turned 70 was basically crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I.N.K. View Post
    I wish my family would speak English well enough so I could show them that blog. I'll be turning 22 soon, and I'm already getting the 'You're not getting any younger...' nonsense from them...
    Thanks for the interesting link though! I'm reminded a bit of how Hokusai said everything he did before he turned 70 was basically crap.
    22?!? HAHAHAHAHAHA...........get lost kid

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    Yes, get off our collective lawns! Seriously though, thanks for posting this. I didn't really start pursuing art seriously until after college, and I don't know if it'll turn into a successful career or anything, but it is always good to hear that it works out for some people.

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    ty for inspirational post. there are always people who tell you: you are not talented enough etc. You just have to just ignore that and pursue to job that you like no matter how old are you.
    there are link about artist who started at age 40


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    ...

    ...uh...ummm...

    I had something I wanted to say when I came in here...




    ...but now I can't remember it...

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    @stonecYes it is a really good video! very good inspiration

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    Wow You are almost 100 years old
    But seriously I am very jealous of your life experience!

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    Being almost 40 myself it's really inspirational but I'm always dubious what they mean when they say "starting" as usually they did a lot of drawing when they were younger so it's more re-discovering and not starting. I'm starting to draw now, by that I mean I have the skill of a 7-year old and haven't drawn anything in over 30 years, and I didn't even draw much as a kid!

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    "@Ilaekae
    Wow You are almost 100 years old "

    coughcoughcough...Martinus, cough come closer so I can show you how artists cough caught mastodons with their bare hands for breakfast coughcough in my day...





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    Hehe Thanks

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    You've really right, I've never thought about it.
    Have not drawn so much as a child myself. did not really parent or other people who thought I was going to spend my time drawing. unfortunately,


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    Thanks for that Fred Lang video, I've bookmarked it for a pick-me-up whenever I need it.

    When I was younger I used to draw literally ALL the time, so I have some basic foundation skills. However I've only just taken it up recently again after 10 years away doing other things, so I sometimes feel like I'm 10 years behind where I should be. I'm not 40 like Fred, but I'm not 21 either. Maybe being a little older will give me more motivation to practice and improve quicker.

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