Artists Over 50


With one thing and another over the past 9 months, my paper crafts class has acquired a truly lovely group of ladies who like to spend as much time chatting with one another as they do crafting… kindred spirits, one and all!

In our July session, I wanted to try something a little less structured; something that involved personal creativity.  I had already seen, again and again, little sparks of creativity that excited me as their teacher. The ladies, however, kept referring to these sparks as “mistakes”.  The fact that others in the class looked on, sympathized about the “mistake” and then incorporated it into their own project didn’t seem to faze them in their determination to call it a “mistake”.  What’s a teacher to do?!

I was so pleased when I came across the stamped sentiment that so perfectly stated what I had been trying to demonstrate in class.  I hope everyone takes it to heart.


With a less structured project, prone to depending on happenstance, I hoped they would get a sense of that sentiment.  It worked!!  We had always been a gregarious group but now you could feel the electricity in the air.

So much so that I was encouraged by them to add a “makeup” class at the end of the month so we could let some of those that had missed out on the fun have their shot.  Interestingly, even those that had already done the techniques for this project joined in for the second try.  I will show the results of that makeup class in my next blog.

This post is a view of the second piece that we made in that first class in July.  We had made a second sheet of the stained glass effect just as Vivien Keh ( did in her YouTube video tutorial and used it to make this second tag.

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Blessings and hugs, ya’ll…!!!  Do let me hear from you…

About Charlotte Zweigoron

Married, retired, never been so busy..! One of my most prized possessions is my very own craft room! And, actually, all the rest of our home is built around that craft room. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been living in Georgia for over thirty-five years after a four year stint in Chicago. Crafting, reading and playing Mah Jongg with our circle of friends are my favorite activities right after spending time with my four grandchildren and four great-grandsons. Two of my three grown daughters and one of my two grandgirls live right across the yard from my husband and I. The youngest daughter, her husband, and our grandpups live in our same town. I have been teaching a paper crafting class for over three years and the ladies in the group have become a second family. We are well and truly blessed with people and critters to love..!
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2 Responses to Artists Over 50

  1. Hi Charlotte! Oh my goodness I love your artwork! So beautiful! Such talent! I was so excited to see your comment on my blog! WOW!!! I am thrilled we spoke at the show and I knew instantly we had lots in common! Well, now I am off to check out more of your pretties! Good night!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words, Erica. I surely never thought that the creative road I took would lead me back to you. I don’t post on my blog a lot but, if you subscribe, you will get a notice when I do. One day I hope to print out pages from this site to make a sort of scrapbook for my daughters and family. I could never imagine trying to do a journal or write a book (as my siblings and some of my friends try to encourage me to do), But, one card or project at a time, I can be inspired to write about meaningful memories I would like to leave behind. Wish me luck..! I was so glad to hear that you are well and enjoying your family. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year..!

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