Deb posed this question.
I say no…not less “creative” but certain age related conditions…arthritis, body aches and the like…can certainly interfere with your ability to “express” your creativity in the manner previously established.
I saw this point illustrated in the portfolio of an elderly, female, artist named Pat. She was exhibiting in a small art show in our town (Westmont) Her works on display were that of oil and acrylic paintings….but in her portfolio I saw fantastic photos of her sculptural work. I was stunned that she had switched to painting when her 3-d pieces were so wonderful. That’s when she explained that she could no longer work with the clay. The cold, clammy material was too hard on her arthritic hands. The need to create was so strong in her….she needed to switch media to express it. I found this rather reassuring….since I, myself wonder about the physicalities of felt making on my own muscles, joints and hands.
I imagine it will be frustrating at first……but I have every confidence that there are other mediums that can….and will….speak to me when the time comes.
Tammy Deck ~ Westmont, IL