"Dance", someone once said, "is the hidden language of the soul". To what extent this may be true about the spiritual soul, I am not sure: however it is clearly the case in relation to the more physical sole of the foot. Sadly, however, it is a language I have never properly understood, as those who have seen my stunted gyrations at parties will understand. I am not asking you to join me in a dance this week on Sepia Saturday, merely to share an old photograph from your collection which is somehow related to this theme. All you have to do is to take to the floor on or around Saturday 17th November 2018 and add a link to the list below. Whilst you wait for the music to start, you might want to take a look at what comes next on Sepia Saturday.
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
It is one hundred years since the end of the First World War - the Great War to end all wars: although it was anything but great and merely served as a prelude to a second world war twenty-one years later. In so many communities the victims of war are commemorated by statues, but so often the victims are also remembered by lines of haunted faces. There is perhaps something suitable about our theme image this week - it is an image that features cold stone statues and haunted, unrecognisable faces. You can use the prompt as you wish - the statue can celebrate whatever you want, the haunted faces can have whatever narrative you wish to give them. Simply share with us an old image and your thoughts about it. Post your post on or around Saturday 10th November 2018 and add a link to the list below.
Here are the theme images for the following two weeks
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Photographs can tell us so much. They can speak volumes about style, manners, and social conditions. They can also let us know that the young woman featured in this week's Sepia Saturday theme image can't be a very good piano player. She looks happy enough, but just look at the bear - have you ever seen such a miserable looking stuffed ursidae? As a Sepia Saturday prompt, the picture is capable of as many interpretations as a theme by Paganini. There is music of course, smiling faces, sad faces, bears and spotted blouses. The choice is yours. Simply post your post on or around Saturday 3 November and add a link to the list below.
And whilst you are whistling along to the tune of the Teddy Bears Picnic, you might want to think about what is waiting around the Sepia corner. Here are our next two theme images.
Monday, 22 October 2018
Perhaps we ought to introduce advertising to Sepia Saturday as a way of earning a little spending money on the side. And once I had earned it, I could spend it on coffee or custard or chocolate or a nice pork sausage. Our theme image for this week asks you to seek out any adverts in your collection - either up front or in the background - and feature them in your post on or around Saturday 27th October 2018. Whilst you are chewing that over, take a look at what lies ahead.
Monday, 15 October 2018
Our Sepia Saturday theme image this week is all over the place. Well, to be quite honest, it is falling down. So if you have any old photographs in your collection that are falling down or leaning over, this is the prompt for you. Just post your post on or around Saturday 20th October 2018 and leave a link on the list below. Whilst you are waiting for the washing to dry - or for the building to fall down - take a look at what awaits you around the crooked bend.
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
I am back on-line this week and sketching out a vision of rural bliss. So get onto the back of your horse, pack up your easel and paint brushes, unpack your large hats, and let us head for the fields. Our theme image this week dates back over 140 years and is from the collection of the National Library of Australia. All you need to do is to look for a potential theme, match it with an old photograph of your own, and add a link to the list below. Post your post on or around Saturday 13th October 2018.
Whilst you are sketching in the background to your post, here is what is waiting in the weeks ahead.
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
You must excuse the lack of description or introduction, but my wifi is down and I am hopefully posting this using my mobile phone. If the wifi responds to bribery I will return and tidy this call up. In the meantime here is all you need to know
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Contributions on or around Saturday 6th October
Link to the list below
Here are the next couple of theme images