LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - To be an artist, you may think all you need is talent or possibly a little inspiration. But, the folks at Pinecrest Retirement Community are proving you can have both at any age.
Take Elizabeth Lee and her designs inspired by her late husband's ties.
"I wanted to keep memories of his ties and the shirts that he wore with them. I thought this was a good way to do that," Lee said.
At 89 years young, Lee took on the art of quilting right after high school. And she's still going strong over 70 years later.
"At any stage in your life, some art forms are interesting and appreciated because they remind you of usually somewhat pleasant days," Lee said.
These seasoned seniors are taking on everything from miniature doll houses with details so intricate to even Dorothy Greenway's little booties.
"They go to 'Eglin Air force Base' over in Fort Walton Beach, Florida," Greenway said.
The mission there, 'Operation Stork'. Greenway knits and sends about a dozen over each month earning her an award for reaching the 2,000 mark.
"My husband was retired from the military. He was a commander in the coast guard. So I feel that I'm doing something for the military when I do that and it keeps me busy," Greenway said.
A room of artists, if nothing more, the epitome of 'Art is Ageless'.