It's times like this that I wonder "why" I am back in university as a sexagenarian (you might want to look that word up). This last assignment for my "Figure & Form" class was hard to put on to paper. The parameters were to address a "cause" (that we are passionate about) in a way that evokes emotion in the viewer. However, there are many "causes" that I am passionate about and could not put it into only one. Yet, as I thought about what I am passionate about, it is that people don't just post/tweet/reshare because if you are actually concerned or outraged then you will do something about it. Donate time. Donate resources. Donate money. So, I am passionate about action not "armchair activism" (which this piece represents. I find I am often bombarded by social media issues and images which can lead to becoming complacent about the needs around us. Maybe this piece might invoke thoughtful disucssion when it is due of in-class critique. *this is only a part of what I will be presenting in class
Never too old to learn new things.. #nevertoooldtolearn#keepingthemindyoung#sexagenarian#armchairactivism#slacktivism#socialmedia#creative#elderlypeople#senior#activisim#fun#whatamidoing
Week 7/ 52 Love
I haven’t always loved birthdays. You see, I’m a July baby. Not being in school, I missed out on the traditional vintage candy corsage, the classroom birthday party, and gifts. But boy, have I made up for those missed opportunities!
For the last several years, I have celebrated my birthday with my seven grandchildren. This is not an easy task, given they are spread out across three states. Each year, I come up with a theme, which almost always includes matching outfits, balloons, goodie bags, cake, and entertainment. The best part is, we are making memories. Will I ever grow out of it? Nah! It's what keeps me young.