|Bayfront Painting Class 1945 : Florida Memory (Flickr Commons)|
This is the photo prompt for Sepia Saturday this week.
It reminds me a bit of this photo...which was taken by the water at a regatta - showing happiness with friends....you get the picture. My mother is the one in the middle with the Alice band on her head drinking some lemonade, I'm guessing.
I've blogged about this photo before ....so won't say anymore about it today.
No-one is painting in the picture sadly, although my mother was and my father is a competent artist.
Here is a photo of my father when he was a young whipper snapper in the Public Works Department I think.
It's the only photo I could find of either of them even thinking about drawing...
So I have little to show for this week's prompt I'm afraid...but here are some scans of my mother's drawings to give you an idea of her work.
|Alex by Barbara Conner|
My mother did quite a few drawings of me which I won't bore you with - I suspect they are rather flattering.....here is one she did of my friend Judith
|Judith by Barbara Conner|
Here is one she did of my paternal grandmother....
|Ethel by Barbara Conner|
My mother was taught to draw by her father, Tom McLoughlin, who was very exacting apparently. I still have school exercise books with beautifully drawn maps (yes - hoarder)
She went on to do Dress Design at East Sydney Tech but didn't finish, I think to everyone's great regret....here is an example of her work.
|Dress design by Barbara Conner|
She was never happy with her work, I don't think. She loved photography too but became frustrated as she got older and couldn't keep a steady hand or see properly through the lens. I have joined her in that frustration.
Okay - one last one....
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