After curating "Homage to Elders" in Etsy's Treasury, began to think about Elders from my past. Then along came the idea to collect stories from others so we can share and rejoice in valued people. Am sharing a copy of the collection here and asking you to share a story in comments here or link to a story on your own blog or website.
to go to the active collection click here. The collection will be active until CST 6am Aug 17, 2009
The individual pieces above spoke to me in many ways - some showed the whimsey, the wrinkles, the elegance that can come with aging; some showed the challenges, the stuggles of growing older; some shared items created to facilitate daily activities as a body weakens; all showed reverence for elders.
Credits to individual artists by Etsy shop name:
line 1 - Michelle Red Elk, A Little Character, Serie Project
line 2 - Dandy Dwelling, Made by Mari, The Head Down Arts
line 3 - Robbi's Gallery, Addie Bugs, Plastic Squid
Line 4 - Matechuk, Japanesque Accents, Braided Light