Faces of love: Weekly Photo challenge


wood etching unknown artist Cooroora woodworkers club; photo© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016

The lines on a face

etched in wood

show a labour of love.

Whilst the lines

which came over time

is etched in my mind,

show a face I love.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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19 Responses to Faces of love: Weekly Photo challenge

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Very beautifully expressed. Did you do the drawing?

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  3. macmsue says:

    I love the character that shows through the lines. Great!

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  4. Connie T says:

    You draw really good.

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  5. Miriam says:

    Beautiful. Both words and pics.

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  6. Had no idea you’re also an artist, and a very talented one! So much expression in both photo and art. Well done!

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  7. Prior-2001 says:

    your words are beautiful – and such a nice contrast with the etching and the live face 🙂

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  9. Charli Mills says:

    Such beautiful lines — the photos and your words.

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