Good morning from a grey late spring day in Hastings.
For the past 24 hours bloggers have been honouring our fallen soldiers in all the various wars to defend our freedom. But we must also honour the women and men left behind to keep our countries going, providing arms and food for our men at war.
So what does this image have to do with this? Well I painted this to show the four generations of my family.
To the left is my grandmother. She had to survive World War 1.
Then to the right of her is my mother – she was born during the second World War. She still remembers the difficulty the menfolk had when they returned all broken in body and spirit.
The largest portrait is me. I grew up against the background of the Vietnam War and all the protests and the hippy generation – all we wanted was peace.
To the right is my daughter Ruth. What legacy have we left for her generation.
I have called this 4 Generations, 4 Strong Women.
For Marilyn’s challenge at:
And also for Cee’s challenge:
I have edited the photo just to soften the skin tones but it is all my own work.
Thanks for visiting.