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by Patricia Brennan

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p><font size="3">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p><font size="3">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><font size="3">I thought to myself, what sort of female don&rsquo;t you see much of in artwork?</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><font size="3">Answer, little old ladies.</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><font size="3">These three very senior artists are having a small reunion.</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><font size="3">Digitally painted using<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>reference from rustymermaid-stock: Deviantart.</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN" style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN" style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: &quot;Lucida Sans Unicode&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN">Warning<br /><br />When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple<br />With a red hat which doesn&#39;t go, and doesn&#39;t suit me.<br />And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves<br />And satin sandals, and say we&#39;ve no money for butter.<br />I shall sit down on the pavement when I&#39;m tired<br />And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells<br />And run my stick along the public railings<br />And make up for the sobriety of my youth.<br />I shall go out in my slippers in the rain<br />And pick the flowers in other peoples&#39; gardens<br />And learn to spit.<br /><br />You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat<br />And eat three pounds of sausages at a go<br />Or only bread and pickle for a week<br />And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats and things in boxes.<br /><br />But now we must have clothes that keep us dry<br />And pay our rent and not swear in the street<br />And set a good example for the children.<br />We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.<br /><br />But maybe I ought to practice a little now?<br />So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised<br />When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><o:p><font size="3">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><span lang="EN-GB"><font size="3">Jenny Joseph</font></span></p>
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  • 08/06 2010
    10:19

    A C

    Lovely scene and colours
  • 30/09 2009
    01:19

    pauline Brasch

    Best I've seen for a long time. 5
  • 18/12 2008
    09:19

    Dimitra Papadimitriou

    I love it!!!5*
  • 17/12 2008
    10:04

    Alan Tye

    I think I've seen these women from the Red Hat Society. Great tribute and very well done.
  • 17/12 2008
    06:21

    Sarah Haras

    Wonderful image, and you're so right, we never see these old ladies in a work of art.It's very refreshing.
  • 17/12 2008
    03:18

    Veronika Velkova

    Amazing!!! 5 stars
  • 17/12 2008
    02:02

    Danielle Dixon

    brilliant!!!! fantastic image!!!