The Bluestocking : Portrait Collaborations

portrait project, penelope dullaghan A while back Colin found an old yearbook from the 30s in a thrift store, and I’ve hung onto it ever since. I love the photographs — each student got her own full page — and I find it irresistible to imagine what these young girls, who would now be very old women indeed, were like. I had the idea to illustrate portraits of them, and asked Colin (who’s a writer) if he’d come up with a line that could go with each woman’s expression. Veda, singing all the while here in the studio, insisted on being the “editor” of the piece – making this a rare collaboration by the whole family. Here are the first two.

portrait project, penelope dullaghan