This month's sketch is based on a layout by Lisa Saunders and I finally decided to take the plunge and do a layout of my own.:
I'm really partial to vintage layouts - I sometimes feel they say so much more in a single photograph than a truckload of modern days digital images. In the days of old black and whites you only had the one chance to capture something meaningful - no reshooting, no zapping off another dozen quick shots - a once only opportunity and no way to know if what you had captured was acceptable until days or even weeks later.
Digital Supplies: Scarlett Letter by Gennifer Bursett - Pixels and Paper Co
This my Grandmother and her sister - they came to Australia from England in the early 1900's - one settling on the far north coast of NSW and the other in the far west. Getting together wasn't quite like it is today - no fast trains, no quick weekend jaunts to visit. Seeing each other was a rare occurrence, even speaking on the telephone was reserved for those special occasions of birthdays and Christmas. Communication was via letters, written with great care and sent with love. I often wonder what it must have been like for two sisters with similar hopes and dreams who had come so far from their birthplace together to settle in a strange land and then be kept apart by circumstance.