My grandmother kept a bit of color inside her purse. She was a teacher for most of her life, but her passion was painting. I found a few paintings before but here are some more.
This book jacket inspired her.
In the side pocket of her purse I found newspaper clippings. It's a bundle of inspiration.
She practiced drawing a
chrysanthemum peony on the back of a church flyer.
Clockwise: A Taiwanese passport, a family portrait, plastic sheet covering a painting on silk, a letter from someone in the U.S. Navy, an unsent envelope, a photo of my two aunts and uncle, a portrait of an unidentified child, a boarding pass (Houston to LAX), my grandmother, my cousin Jeff, and a Chinese New Year money envelope.
More to come.
I'm getting wanderlust again from looking at my dad's photos. Here are the few I've found that are not of relatives posing in front of obvious tourist destinations.
My grandmother and uncle in front of either a building or ultimate vert ramp. Is this in Japan?