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by Patricia Brennan

I thought to myself, what sort of female don’t you see much of in artwork? Answer, little old ladies. These three very senior artists are having a small reunion. Digitally painted using reference from rustymermaid-stock: Deviantart. Warning When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells And run my stick along the public railings And make up for the sobriety of my youth. I shall go out in my slippers in the rain And pick the flowers in other peoples' gardens And learn to spit. You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat And eat three pounds of sausages at a go Or only bread and pickle for a week And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats and things in boxes. But now we must have clothes that keep us dry And pay our rent and not swear in the street And set a good example for the children. We must have friends to dinner and read the papers. But maybe I ought to practice a little now? So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple. Jenny Joseph
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  • 18/12 2008

    Jan Cor Kemper

    when i look at this picture,I,m not affraid to get old.Its a lovely picture,soft coloured and a beautiful composition.And these old Ladies aren,t just sitting there,They enjoy life.Well done.
  • 18/12 2008

    Dimitra Papadimitriou

    I love that image!5*
  • 17/12 2008

    Jermaine Fields

    Love it; the story really brings the painting to life. Nice Touch