Thursday, 4 January 2007

Penny for the Guys...!!!

Hey wasn't this a bright and sunny day in our childhood days. Paddy ( The soave guy on the left ) my elder brother must have made his "first communion" that morning. I am next to him squinting because of the sun in my eyes. You know what?....... I still like those kinds of cardigans and I can't help but notice that my legs were a lot better back then.
The really dapper guy in the foreground with the voluminous shorts is Barry my younger brother - he was always a cute toddler, though I can't ever remember that his hair was that shiney!!

I think the guy behind my brother Paddy was Michael our next door neighbour and I can't really identify anyone else.
My sister ( in law ) Bridie, who is Paddy's lovely wife and partner gave me this photo either the last time I saw her or the time before that. I think she discovered it when she was probably at the old homestead going though old photos with my mother, Anne Louise, who has now passed away.

I would imagine that it was a lovely day for her too, a rare day of celebration in a life that was a constant struggle. Paddy must have been about 7 or 8 at the time, I must have been about 4 or 5 and Barry must have been about 2 years old. We all look quite different now.

There are very few photos of us from our childhood so this is something to treasure. People nowadays, well for quite a few years now. take loads and loads of photos of their kids and their lives but back then it was quite common that you would go to a photographers studio.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Aine,
    Thanks for your message about my blog-site and art. Funny you should mention Louise Bourgeois, I do really like a lot of her work and I think in some of your latest prints I can see an affinity with some of her work too. I really like your series of prints and esp. the one you call The healing chamber. Made me think of archetypes and visions, a kind of dreamspace where real things happen. I too am interested in themes of transformation, and of metamorphosis, a subject that has been in my artwork for many years and that I keep coming back too.
    Am really enjoying meeting other artists through the blog. Nice to meet you!
    Spring greetings,


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