41 Photos - Sep 9, 2013
Photo: Anita
Untittled (Fall Leaf), 2012
Courtyards at Lake Granbury

"I had a great great aunt, Estelle Lumpkin. She was an accomplished pianist and one time, late at night, she was playing piano stark naked. She got up and ran across the street. That's what they used to call 'going off your rocker.' I have Alzheimer's. I think she might have been the only other person in my family to have it."Photo: Ann
Zinnias, 2012
Autumn Leaves of Fossil Creek

"I lived on a farm in Indiana for years. The men grew corn out in the fields. Mother and I did the gardens. We grew tomatoes, onions, flowers and everything--tomatoes, fruit, cheese. We had cows. Every summer I had to milk the cows twice a day.”Photo: Ann
Untitled, 2012
Lakewood Village, Fort Worth

Ann is 101 years old.  When she works hard on a painting, she just smiles and giggles when asked about it. 
Ann
Untitled, 2012
Lakewood Village, Fort Worth

Ann is 101 years old.  When she works hard on a painting, she just smiles and giggles when asked about it.Photo: Bobbie
Untitled, 2012
Garden Terrace of Fort Worth

According to her daughter, Bobbie was a pretty good artist. She was always creative, doing drawing, sewing and crafts. 
Bobbie
Untitled, 2012
Garden Terrace of Fort Worth

According to her daughter, Bobbie was a pretty good artist. She was always creative, doing drawing, sewing and crafts.Photo: Charles
This Is the Car and This Is the Driver, 2012
James L. West Senior Adult Day Program

Chuck was a radiologist. He traces the lines of his finished paintings with his fingers, explaining what he sees: "This goes down here and then over here…"Photo: Doris
A Flower, Long with Some Long Scribbly Things, 2011
James L. West Senior Adult Day Program

Doris was one of the most prolific painters at James L. West Senior Adult Day Program. Every week for nearly four years, Doris created a new painting in her own unique, exuberant style. She was from Jefferson, Texas, where she had worked as a housekeeper for the same family for 30 years.Photo: Dorothy
Joy, 2012
Autumn Leaves of Arlington

"Yes I'm a painter! I took lessons for 8 years at night. I was a member of the Grand Prairie Art Association. We had programs every time and we had good teachers, not trashy ones.  To clean up, you want to wash your brushes real good and pull the point up, like this."Photo: Doyle
Scatterbrain, 2012
Autumn Leaves at Cityview

"That's what it looks like." No one in Doyle's family is scatterbrained. "Except maybe me," he says.Photo: Edward
That's Me, 2012
Clare Bridge Cottage, North Richland Hills

Edward is a quiet, gentle man who doesn't speak much any more. His wife passed away and he has no children.Photo: Elaine
Untitled, 2012
Windcrest Healthcare Center, Abilene

Elaine loves doing a lot of activities. She loves to bake and be a part of arts and crafts. She is involved in many games like bingo and trivia. Elaine likes to stay active and help others around her.Photo: Elizabeth
Parakeets, 2012
Garden Terrace

"I imagined that I was in a jungle and I painted two beautiful parakeets. I had been in the jungle before, in Panama.  I lived there for three and a half years. I saw these birds. They even have parakeets.Photo: Ellinor
Purple Flowers, 2013
The Cove at Waterview, Granbury

Ellinor was born and raised on a farm in Kingsville.  Her painting, with its tiny brushstrokes, suggests her love of needlework, especially cross stitch.Photo: Freda
Field of Cactus, 2012
Garden Terrace of Fort Worth

"I was just thinking of Arizona. I've been through it, and those cactus just floored me."Photo: Fumiko
Kishkee (Sightseeing), 2012
James L. West Senior Adult Day Program

"I don't know how to say it in English. When you see everything all around. You know, a beautiful place where you go on vacation and see something beautiful all around. Yes! Sightseeing!" Fumiko never painted before starting Memories in the Making. "Times too difficult in Japan, you know? No time to learn anything."Photo: Geneva
Bluebonnets, 2012
Peach Tree Place

 "I used to paint all the time," says Geneva, an elegant lady wearing a coat with a fur collar. Despite having troubles seeing, she quickly and confidently painted this picture of wildflowersPhoto: Georgia
Untitled, 2012
La Dora Nursing and Rehab, Bedford

"My mother would like this. Her favorite color is pink. I used the different colors of pink because that's what's in the photograph."Photo: Helen
Going Home for Dinner, 2012
Autumn Leaves of Arlington

"I never was good at drawing. I guess the only thing I'm good at is cleaning the house and mowing the yard. That's what I like: yardwork. I got a pretty little house. We built it ourselves and put a fence all around and then we realized that there were no utilities so we built ourselves an outhouse and got some kerosene lamps. That was so much fun. We had the best time!"Photo: Hoss
Blue Bass, 2013
Arbor House of Granbury

"I used to fish. I went by myself, so it was quiet. I did not take the boys!"Photo: John
Springtime, 2012
Rose Cottage of Texas

"Sunflowers are the state flower of Kansas." John's favorite flowers are bluebonnets.  "I'm from Texas."Photo: Joy
Music, 2012
Autumn Leaves at Cityview

"I knew what I wanted, I just couldn't get there. I just like the paint. I know what I want to call it. I just can't think of the words"Photo: Lucy
Horse, 2012
Arbor House of Granbury

“My hobby was drawing. Mostly animals. Mostly horses.  I had so many of them!  The most I ever had was seven; ‘course that was because I had some real obliging mamas…mares.”Photo: Mae
Yellow Bird, 2010
James L. West Senior Adult Day Program

Mae’s husband was in the Air Force and for 30 years they moved around a lot, living in “the north, the south, and overseas.”  Mae loved painting, flowers and birds and planted a garden in every house she lived in.Photo: Margaret
Flower, 2013
The Cove at Waterview, Granbury

“Well, I guess I need art lessons.” Margaret never painted before, but she did crewell work and loved making beautiful dollhouses. She is very creative and has a marvelous attention to detail.Photo: Margie
Multiple Colors, 2012
Windcrest Healthcare Center, Abilene

Margie loves staying busy. She enjoys art and music most and loves to sing. She has always been creative and full of life.Photo: Mary
Untitled (Flowers), 2012
James L. West Adult Day Program, 
Fort Worth

"I don't know. You say what to call it."
Mary insists she can't paint, but she can copy Lisa's demonstration sketches really well.Photo: Marylee
Untitled (pot of fall flowers), 2011
Lakewood Village, Fort Worth

"I'm no artist, you are." Marylee was a housewife and substitute teacher.  Her mother was an artist well into her 90s.Photo: Mary
My Neighbors' Flowers, 2012
Peach Tree Place, WeatherfordPhoto: Melba
Spring Breeze, 2012
Autumn Leaves of Grapevine

"I haven't done this since the 3rd grade. I lived on a farm. My mother was the gardener but I never did get into it. 
I loved her fresh vegetables."Photo: Mildred
Colored Storm, 2012
La Dora Nursing and Rehab, Bedford

"Why I declare! Maybe I have a little talent.  I never painted anything in my life and now they're telling me it's good."Photo: Monte
Screwed Up Garden, 2012
Windcrest Healthcare Center, Abilene

"It looks half terrible. I don't know what it is. It looks screwed up!"Photo: Muriel
Indian Head, 2011
Lakewood Village, Fort Worth

"We just fooled around. It was just a wiggle waggle. Green, yellow, blue, red and purple. And then it hit a rear end."Photo: Mr. Nix
Bluebird, 2012
Garden Terrace of Fort Worth

“Well, birds are free souls. They can go everywhere, whenever they want to go."Photo: Pairlee
Little House on the Prairie, 2012
Arbor House of Weatherford

"We lived on a peach farm south of town. By the time I was five I could climb those trees.  We kids would throw the peaches at eachother. I lived there 'til I got married, at 15.  Back in the early 1950s, all the girls got married young. Lasted 50 years. I had a good husband. I loved him all my life. I haven't painted since I let the kids paint when they were in school.”Photo: Peggy
Birds, 2012
Isle at Watercrest, Mansfield

"Lord yes, we had parakeets. They were nasty. I loved them."Photo: Severa
A Snake, 2012
James L. West Adult Day Program, 
Fort Worth

Severa is a retired seamstress for Neiman Marcus and enjoys old movies, shopping and music. She has been painting in Memories in the Making since it started at James L. West four years ago.Photo: Sharon
Bunnies, 2012
Arlington Villa Nursing and Rehab

“These are little bunnies. They have lots of brothers and sisters. We had cages full of bunnies. We had gray ones. We had white ones. You name it. I was really happy to go out to the cages and pick them up."Photo: Socorro
Flowers, 2012
Alzheimer's Association Fort Worth Office

Socorro comes to Memories in the Making® with her granddaughter Christina, who is in one of the support groups. It was her first time painting. "It's very pretty.  Did I make that?"Photo: Wanda
Grapes of Wrath, 2012
Garden Terrace of Fort Worth

"Do you like wine? Well, wine is made from grapes. And my mom used to keep grape juice for us too, especially when we got sick."Photo: Willow
Butterfly and Flower, 2012
James L. West Adult Day

Willow is always decked out in mountains of sparkling costume jewelry and favors flowers and butterflies as painting subjects.  She rarely speaks, but paints quickly and with purpose.Photo: Wilma
Untittled (Autumn Leaves), 2012
Courtyards at Lake Granbury

"Well that's about the purtiest autumn leaves I ever saw."Photo: Zora
Untitled (Yellow), 2013
Arbor House of Granbury

"I don't know what to call it, maybe ‘yellow’. I'm from Cisco, Texas. It's not very far from here. It's a small town with nice people. There are a lot of Germans in Cisco."