The August Break is a community project that has no rules. Participants are asked to simply take a photograph each day during the month of August. Of course, I’m breaking the only rule by finding vintage images to go with each day’s theme instead of taking a photograph.
My older sister, June, shared this image (from folkfibers.com) of two women quilting with me. We both were taught to sew by the same two women–our grandmother and great-grandmother–but June found her expression through quilting and I through fashion sewing.
When I see the wrinkled skin of these women, I see community. These women, and others, are joined together to create something beautiful. They wear their wisdom in every wrinkle, their joy in their laugh lines, their peace in the concentration on the work at hand.
I also see our grandmother and great-grandmother. And it is bittersweet because I miss them so.