It’s a tee. It’s a dress. It’s the new Graphic T-shirt Dress.

Of gypsies, first dates, teenage years, the bra boys and girls and others....

Again, it’s not finished but it’s reached that stage…..

…..I’ll start a new one, just in case but, very likely, on Tuesday, at Hazelhurst, Melissa will make suggestions that will have me working on it there for the whole three hours.
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When I brought it last Tuesday, as I was starting work on it, there was some amusement about how every one of my paintings has a story attached.
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In this case, it has to do with the 50 Year Reunion of Maroubra Bay High School ex-students.
This young lady was the first girl ever to come on a date with me. That traditional one: The High School Dance.
She did not attend Maroubra Bay High but a close friend (They called each other cousins.) of hers did and I’d met her at a birthday party, given by that cousin.
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For this painting I copied a black-and-white photo, taken on another occasion, a birthday party, not in Maroubra, but in Bondi, where the theme was: Fancy Dress.
Thus the subject here: gypsies.
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I still feel the slight embarrassment. Not long in Australia, my parents both working hard to build a new life here, we were not well-off. (Although we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.)
A mohair jumper, jeans, and a bit of black paint, on my cheeks, had to do. For me I was quite out of character.
I hoped that I looked like a Hippie.
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It was the time when Rock ‘n Roll was new.
She and I also did a mean cha-cha!!
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I’m currently spending far too much time, tweaking: mbhs59.ning.com as we are publicising the reunion and taking bookings (registrations) for the MBHS Reunion.

Of gypsies, first dates, teenage years, the bra boys and girls and others....

Ozcloggie

Ramsgate Beach, Australia

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I’m very busy with a website publicising our high school reunion and so my mind is on the early sixties and the teenage years.

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