Saturday, March 9, 2013

Age is Just a Number, or is It?

This summer I will turn 55.   I know!  Who would have thunk it!  I remember when I was in 5th grade and we had to calculate how old we'd be in the year 2000.  When I did the subtraction and got the number 42 -- I thought - wow, I'll be so old.  But 2000 came and went, and time keeps flying...


But age is just a number, right?  You're only as old as you feel.


Many people don't like to reveal their age.  They keep having anniversaries of their 29th or 35th or 45th birthdays.  Not me.  I say, CELEBRATE!  (After all, consider the alternative!)

"To some people, age is just a number.  To others, it's a precious gift."


Linking to the challenges at Collage Obsession (couples or pairs),  Simon Says Stamp & Show (numbers), and Try it on Tuesday (time flies), and to the blog hops at Inspire Me MondaysMake It MondaysMandarin Orange Mondays, Monday Mantras,  and Creative Every Day.


Thank you for visiting! I read and treasure every comment and will answer any questions as quickly as I can.

37 comments:

  1. Celebrate every day and every year. Aging is the only way to survive -- and you're doing it so colorfully! Wonderful post.

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  2. wonderful page Jessica!

    I turn 50 this year..and I can tell you that I won´t miss any single year! I feel goooood!

    Life is a gift!

    xxx Susi

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  3. this piece has so much interest in it the colours and textures and the patterns merge and belend really well. thank you for sharing such a positive bold, beautifuk piece with us at TIOT.EE

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  4. A gorgeous project with lovely details.
    Thanks for joining us at TIOT this fortnight.
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  5. Honey... you are like the "EverReady Bunnie".. you keep on going and age is just a number. I'll be honest.. I don't love my 50's but I still feel great and this page makes me feel wonderful. Colors, layout. Yum!

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  6. Jessica...very cool piece! Love the bright colors and all of the words and other ephemera you've added to this. The Keep This Coupon ticket really works well with the "blue couple". I love the sentiment and your use of numbers, too! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  7. Hi Jessica...gorgeous,meaningful art project!!
    Every second of every day of every month and year is a celebration of life...we are the lucky ones to see time pass by....I am in my forties and love every birthday that has past..roll on the fifties,lol.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    Xxx

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  8. Love your page!The message and the art!
    You are a young thing - I am 61. Some days I feel a lot older, other days I can't believe I am this old.

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  9. I feel the passing of time more acutely as I watch our sons quickly grow up before our eyes! I feel the same as always even though I am several years old than my mom was when I married! I remember when I thought that 27 was so old and that was 19 years ago!! Thanks for your continued inspiration and your great art!

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  10. Lovely art, I did the same regarding year 2000 and have thought the same as you! I'll be 54 this summer God willing!

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  11. This page is so beautiful, full of life, happiness and energy. LOVE IT!!!

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  12. loved the pages, i agree age is just a number, I will be 60 on the 17th, i remember when my turned 60, I thought she was old, I dont feel 60 I feel like i am still 30

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  13. How beautiful -- so vibrant and alive! Yes, age really is just a number, just like new year's is just a number -- we need to celebrate every single day, every NOW.

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  14. Love your adorable page, Jessica!

    I really admire how you combine writing with scraps, vibrant colours and painted shapes and textures! I agree that age is just a number - you are as old as you feel inside (well, that can sometimes actually be older than the real age *lol - but I hope it is the opposite way most of the time ;).

    Thank you for your wonderful entry with our challenge at TioT!

    Hugs,
    die amelie x

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  15. What a beautiful page! I love your attitude, and you beautifully portray it here! I love that you added the numbers 70, 80 and 90. Every year - every moment is definitely a gift!

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  16. I like your coupon ticket, hope that's for a ride on the aging train, I am liking where I am now....Celebrating my age that's for sure. xox

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  17. Gorgeous page Jessica!! I feel the same as you about birthdays and age. Ok, I may teasingly say I'm a few yrs younger than I actually am but I honestly have no qualms about my actual age-which will be 54 this Fri.Here's to the 50's!

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  18. What a lovely complex and yet coherent artwork and how efficient of you to enter it into so many challenges. I also like the message it sends, how true.

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  19. What you said is absolutely true. Age and number are related psychologically.There is no point in wasting the present thinking about how old one is getting.Great page, Love the colors and all the ephemera you have added to it.

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  20. Fabulous!!! Gorgeous colors and love the couple! Great numbers everywhere! You are so right about the age, it's all a state of mind! We've got your number this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Thanks for playing with us!

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  21. I loooove the idea and your interpretation is awesome !
    I do agree with you (I am 52 ;-)
    happy CED & IMM !!

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  22. I struggled when I hit 40 - made very hard work of it for myself. Then I stood back and took a look at how stupid I was being. As you say, consider the alternative! I'm now approaching 50 (next year) and hey, bring it on!!

    Stunning artwork.

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  23. I am so loving the vibrancy of this gorgeous project!!!Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  24. Fabulous project and a great topic! Love the background of course and all the details. Thank you so much for sharing with us at SImon Says Stamp and Show!

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  25. Age is most definitely only a number. I will be keeping this coupon for later for sure.

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  26. The bright colors caught my eye over at MIM. So glad I came by for a closer look. Wonderful creativity!

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  27. Beautiful Artwork and coloring Jessica. Visited from MIM for a closer look..Loz

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  28. I love those gorgeous bright colors. Very exciting. Years ago I wondered if I'd even be around when the year 2000 rolled in since I was born in 1934. That meant I'd be 65 on January 1, 2000, and I knew 65 was old.

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  29. Oh, Jessica, this is so fabulous! One of my favorites of your pages, ever. Love the way you've used the #s throughout. And here's to the Big Five Five!

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  30. Your piece make me smile and give such a good vibration! Love the couple in the middle...it is oviously that only they count and not all the funny numbers ;) xox Conny

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  31. Wonderful artwork, I like it very much!

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  32. Well...we're fairly close in age and I think we're just spring chickens! Lovely art piece.

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  33. Gorgeous colors! I love the hearts. Agreed age is just a number.
    Joyce

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  34. Age is definitely a number. Don't count the numbers, just count the roses! :)

    Stopping from Mandarin Orange Monday- hope you can stop by.

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2013/03/the-three-gold-fish.html

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  35. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries is #214.

    I would love to have you visit my blog,  My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  36. I wake every day thankful that I get another to enjoy! And have been doing it now for very very close to 72 years! (June)... My aunt who is 94 in May say's age is "just a number"... I love life so much! Your art's bright colors are one reason why! Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy! And when something interferes with being able to enjoy, gives hurt or pain to body or soul, know that we do get through those rough patches too ... in time ... we do!
    Wishing you a fun filled happy Saturday! Shabat Shalom! ;-)

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