Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I look back on my life like a good day's work, it was done and I am satisfied with it. Grandma Moses
Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), better known as "Grandma Moses", was a renowned American folk artist. The original late bloomer Grandma Moses didn't start painting until her 70's. Here are some quotes from her....
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
Painting's not important. The important thing is keeping busy.
A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
(She said the following in 1950 - imagine what she would say today!)
Now that I am ninety-five years old, looking back over the years, I have seen many changes taking place, so many inventions have been made. Things now go faster. In olden times things were not so rushed. I think people were more content, more satisfied with life than they are today. You don't hear nearly as much laughter and shouting as you did in my day, and what was fun for us wouldn't be fun now.... In this age I don't think people are as happy, they are worried. They're too anxious to get ahead of their neighbors, they are striving and striving to get something better. I do think in a way that they have too much now. We did with much less.