Illustration Friday - Aging
This week's Illustration Friday theme is close to my heart. As I stated in "My Inner Gizmo Workings" number 31, dated Wednesday, May 11, 2005, I am drawn to the elderly and those who are in need. I have a grandmother who is 95 and a great aunt who is 93 and they are very near and dear to me. Growing up, I watched them dress in the most beautiful Jackie O style, complete with pearls, gloves and hat with shoes and handbags to match. Of course they were much lovlier and slimmer than this character illustration. I loved the fabrics their clothes were made of, beautiful woven linens and wools, heavy taffets and decorative velvets, fine cashmeres and the most wonderous silks. In their early days, they had the tiniest of cinched waists and I have been fortunate to have pieces of their lovely wardrobes passed to me, some of which I can still wear.