Saturday, July 9, 2011

Flashy, Classy, Artsy

Photo by Frank Winters via Robin Troy's Fine art Journal

Today you will meet a fabulous woman named Ilona Royce Smithkin. Ilona is an artist and a performer and a woman who is totally comfortable with her gentle extravagant life. Ilona is 91 years old.

I initially came across Ms. Smithkin while perusing Advanced Style, Ari Seth Cohen's beautiful blog about stylish and creative elders. As he says, personal style advances with age. Well, as you can see from the video below, today's amazing senior most likely had advanced style long before she reached her ninth decade. A lifelong artist and teacher, playful, energetic, and creative, Ms. Smithkin also has a quiet, reflective aspect to her personality. Having survived the Nazi regime in her native Poland during WWII, Ms Smithkin sees her life clearly, warts and all, and has determined that she will not be defeated by life but rather will celebrate life, warts and all.

Kind of makes you feel like adding some color to your life, doesn't she?

Do you have an amazing senior that you would like to tell us about? Zip me an email and we'll see what we can get worked out.

Thanks for visiting and please do stop by again.

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