Joe Spalletta, A True Renaissance Man Finding Your Voice Again- Revisited

creator Aging Creative  Joe Spalletta prefers to remain quiet in the back of our adult day center's living room. Each day he removes his colored pencils from his bag along with his ruler and draws from photographs and puzzle boxes, the images that seem to catch his eye. It is not that he’s just a good artist but that he has only been drawing like this since his life-changing event.

Joe is a man of many talents, past and present. Drawing has become his passion now, and while communicating is challenging, he now lets his art speak for himself. If he sees something that he likes and wants to make it more interesting, he just draws it.

While his words sometimes get lost in conversation, he has found his voice, in his artwork. 

Back in April, I posted on my blog,  A welcome return to the red " Skinny House" A childhood memory and later, asked Joe if he would consider drawing my picture from a photograph and, without hesitating, he agreed. His talent and imagination transformed my special memory to a more tranquil place, on the water.

Skinny House         art for dementia

The idea behind Aging Creative is simple. As we age, we should continue to evolve in all areas. I believe each of us can still enjoy the things we always loved by approaching things differently and “at our own pace.”

I wish to thank you, Joe, a true renaissance man for your art, your friendship, and your inspiration while reminding us that creativity is alive in us at any age and in any stage of our lives.

 --Joe And myself at the center in 2018.

Joe has kindly granted me permission to share some of his works so please feel free to leave a comment for Joe!!!!!

art for dementia    art for dementia

art for dementia   art for dementia

art for dementia   art for dementia

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  • Eileen King Telesca on

    Hi Joe, It has been many, many years old friend! Whoever thought we would somehow reconnect on social media! Sorry to learn of your setbacks, but know you were always a scholar from the school of hard knocks! I knew you dabbled in the arts/music/film but you have been way too modest. Your art work is impressive and truly inspirational! Thank you for openly sharing your talent and perseverance with others. I wish you only the best and may God continue to shine his light on you. Looking forward to seeing one of those memories
    brought to life by your artistry! Stay well old friend!

  • Joan E Hryczuk on

    Joe your work is truly beautiful. You are so talented and so skilled. It is rare and amazing to see such gorgeous pictures. Don’t stop drawing.
    Love Joanie

  • Stephanee on

    What wonderful work your art is! I’m so glad for artists like you to look for inspiration in my own art. Keep on drawing!

  • Jill on

    It’s been a privilege and a joy to get to know and have Joe as a friend. Despite any challenges his talent inspires each of us every day.

  • godmother on

    Godfather. Your work of art is beautiful and worthy of a show. You have many hidden talents. Miss seeing you. Our godchild is a lovely young lady. God bless you. 🥰🙋👍

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