San Francisco artist Anna L. Conti's blog Working Artist's Journal has an interview with an 84 year old artist named Charles Ware. This is my future, I'm sure - actually, it's not too far removed from me right now!! Anyways - fun read.
Here are a couple excerpts:
On first seeing the work of an artist he admires, "I went and saw that show when I was about 45, and my eyesight was terrible then. It was before I started to wear glasses. When I saw that work it excited me, but at the same time it depressed me because I knew I couldn't do it. Until I got glasses, and realized, I can do this after all."
Interviewer: You need some more light in here, Charlie.
Charles Ware : I need a new lease on life. There's no audience for this, now. If you're a ballplayer, you can make zillions. If you're an artist, you can't even pay the goddamn rent.
Who can't relate??
Thanks Anna L. Conti, this makes me want to make interviews too.