Ladies of Shakespeare: Portia


Is it excepted I should know no secrets
That appertain to you? Am I yourself
But, as it were, in sort or limitation,
To keep with you at meals, comfort your bed,
And talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbs
Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,
Portia is Brutus’ harlot, not his wife.” – Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 1.

1920s Swimsuit


The September Adventure: Travel Memories prompt for today is “swimsuit,” so I decided to have a go at a monochromatic painting inspired by this beautiful antique photograph of a 1920s swimsuit. It’s amazing to see how fashion has evolved over such a short time. I kind of wish it were still the norm to wear bloomers and high heels to the beach. 😛