W & N watercolor on Bockingford watercolor paper 12″ × 9″

Once a week I run a painting workshop for senior citizens. My students are enthusiastic, lively and say it as it is. When I came across this piece of writing on the web I new I would have to create something for it and share it with you. Enjoy!!

You’ve just got to love this senior moment!!!!
Link to reference

A very self-important college freshman was attending a recent football game. He took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

‘You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one,’ the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. ‘The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing, and….,’ pausing to take another drink of beer.

The Senior took advantage of the break in the student’s litany and said, ’You’re right, son. We didn’t have those things when we were young…. so we invented them.

Now, you arrogant little shithead what are you doing for the next generation?’

The applause was deafening. I just love senior citizens!!!


angela burman, fine art, senior, teddy bear, watercolor

Born in Cardiff, but now live in the West Midlands. Graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

Key styles: impressionism, abstracts and whimsical,which cover a wide range of subject matter from pure abstract, figurative, portrait, still life, nature and wildlife.

Media used: oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, textiles and digital photography and photoshop.

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  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww……..what a sweetiepie!!!! Wonderful, wonderful work!

    And how neat that you’re doing that workshop!
    LOL re the link!

  • Thank you Robin for your lovely response. So pleased you had a giggle :))

    – Angela Burman

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesabout 4 years ago

    Love this and love your senior moment!

  • Thank you Dottie, it still makes me giggle :))

    – Angela Burman

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous ‘words of wisdom’ dear Angie .. gave me a huge giggle as did the narrative in YOUR image, beautiful and a well deserved aknowledgment to those bright sparks who set the scene for today! I have great respect for the older generation xx

  • Thank you Tainia. Im still having a giggle about it. Although some of my art students have dementia and other conditions it is so much fun being with them. They have taught me to live for the moment xx

    – Angela Burman

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergabout 4 years ago

    Love your story…and I have senior moments all the time and I’m not even a senior yet!! Nice work Angie and how kind of you to work these workshops!


  • Thank you Debra. It really tickled me because it could quite easily have been one of class hahaha. They have taught me so much about living the here and now :))

    – Angela Burman

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 4 years ago

    Love it. certainly put him in his place. Love the bear also.

  • Thank Kerry. Hope it made you smile:))

    – Angela Burman

  • CJTill
    CJTillabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Angela.

  • Thank you very much Colin :)

    – Angela Burman

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Oh, how I love this and can relate to it, living in a 99% retired community, where the “senior” e-mails like this story go back and forth constantly. If your workshop could only be here, I’d be the first one to sign up!

  • Such lovely comments Dot. I know I would love to be there too my friend :))

    – Angela Burman

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    How adorable…love it!!!… Great job…I LOVE bears and collecting them!!! :-D

  • Thanks Dawn. I loved painting this old feller. Dont know where he came from. How sad am I LOL :)))

    – Angela Burman

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 4 years ago

    Very pretty and “Funny”….

  • Thank you Anna. Hope he made you smile :)

    – Angela Burman

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful painting Angela!

  • Thank you Ellen for your lovely comment. Hope you are having a lovely weekend

    – Angela Burman

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