After 40 years as a journalist, I turned 60 and decided to return to my first love--painting, especially portraits of people encountered in my travels to Greece, Mexico and India ( Next, Nicaragua!). I’ve exhibited my watercolors and photographs in Massachusetts and have a slide show of some of my paintings below. My photo book “The Secret Life of Greek Cats”, published in 2008, can be purchased on my web site: www.JoanPGage.com, on Amazon or by clicking on the cover below. I collect antique photographs, including daguerreotypes, and write about how they have introduced me to some fascinating historic figures, such as Elizabeth Keckley, a slave who became Mary Lincoln's dressmaker and confidante. Last year I attended my 50th high school reunion in Edina, Minnesota, so I'm about to turn 70 and will be writing a lot about this advanced level of crone-hood. My husband and I recently reached our 40th anniversary. We have 3 children, now amazing adults, who keep me up to date on technology--although I still haven't mastered texting. It's been a marvelous journey since I was born in 1941, and I can't wait for the next chapter.
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