Ailsa's travel photo challenge: Hot

Ailsa wants to warm up by looking at photos of hot things:  http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/11/30/travel-theme-hot/ Here in Canberra the temperatures have been in the high 30s lately, but rather than shooting this summery city for the photo challenge, I’ll draw on my father’s pictorial resources from Egypt. A photo of a kind of swimming competition in the… Continue reading





February photo challenge: 14th Feb, Heart

This drawing is from one of my father’s sketch books.  You’ll see that the woman in his heart thought bubble is not my mother (see entry for 7th February).  Perhaps she’s the woman who was posing in the art class.  Perhaps she’s the generic woman that every soldier thinks about in the desert, standing next… Continue reading



February photo challenge: 7th Feb, Button

This is my mother, drawn by my father.  Years ago, I took it out of his sketch book and had it framed, and now it sits beside my desk.  I often focus on the round buttons and the round brooch on her dress. The sketchbook dates from about 1942/43.  This portrait is a very close… Continue reading