Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Quirky and Fanciful Art-ABC Wednesday

Lucy Rose Fischer
from her book
I'm New at Being  Old




In her own words: Artful Aging: I create fanciful designs that tell stories with vibrant colors. For much of my art, I paint upside down, inside out and backward on hand-blown glass bowls and vases. My art career is also upside-down.  I had a 25-year career as an award-winning researcher, teacher, and writer—with a PhD in sociology and a specialty in the study of aging.  When I was almost 60, I asked myself “How old do I have to be to follow my dream?” and I began my art career.
Image of Lucy Rose Fischer


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25 comments:

  1. OH, I like this! Must check out the book.

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  2. I don't read about being old.... I live it. :)

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  3. Good for her to follow her dreams, and she has a gift to share with others. I know people that could use a few of her marbles.

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  4. An inspiration for us all. Well done, Lucy (and thanks for sharing, Kate).

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  5. I like her work...and her book sounds fun too. I myself feel young....and I hope the feeling continues!

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  6. I like it! Colorful and fun. I can't really say that I still have all my marbles though. But I have enough to make life interesting.

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  7. What an amazing woman with so many extraordinary talents.
    Kate, I didn't cook anything last night. My friend David and I went to a local Mexican restaurant instead. There were were met with Mardi Gras style beads and flashing rings and DJ's playing lively Mexican music. It really is rather amusing how Americans make such a big deal out of a date in history that is of little note in Mexico.

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  8. Love here work. It's so expressive, yet nuanced at the same time.

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  9. Hope you'll keep your marbles till the end, Kate:)

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  10. Love the QUOTE about the marbles.
    I definitely think I need this picture.

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  11. fascinating. i must check the book.

    frankly my dear

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  12. Quite a riot of colours! And I love her quote about having her marbles.

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  13. wow! thats quite a change from research and so on... good for her!

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  14. I love this!!! She's a role model I could use!!! Love her use of color!

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  15. Very cool. I applaud her decision to change and her ability to do so.

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  16. You are never to old to sart a new career, she has proved it.

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  17. Lover her quirky art.

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  18. Good for her! Wonderful art and even better approach to life.

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  19. NEVER too old to try something new. These are incredible pieces of art....love them!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  20. Oh.. GOOD for you! Your art has an absolutely WONDERFUL quirkiness to it, and I love your marbles :)

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  21. Love the art work - she's very a very talented artist.

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  22. What a lovely post!

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