Monday, August 25, 2008

ROUTINE

I decided to look through my journal to see if I had any pictures that would fit the theme. I drew this picture back in May. Using pencil I sketched away with no real thought about what the picture would be. I often sit late at night after the routine chores are done and tv chatting away to itself, happily drawing. This was one of many that often don't see any daylight once the book is shut. I sketched this as I reminisced the washing lines and the grandparents when I was a young girl in the UK. The Monday wash day. That was the routine. Sunday was the family roast dinner, Monday the cold meat and mash because the women folk were doing the washing. Washing all by hand or boiling in the copper pot and then wringing through the mangle before having the good old blow in the windy weather.

10 comments:

soulbrush said...

oh goodness, this is too cute for words. i live in london and my next door neighbour is 75 and guess what? monday is still washing day for her, even when it rains....giggle...

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INDIGENE said...

Wow, this reminds me of growing up, where my Mom had a routine for everyday of the week! She is so organized, her daughter(me) is NOT! lol! Very nostalgic illustration...great!

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Bobo's Slave said...

Woohoo! The washing day sounds like a big task to me, :P
Nice work!

Bella Sinclair said...

Lovely drawing! I especially love the angle of her face. I love the thought of a routine for housechores, but I'm not disciplined enough. Thank goodness for washing machines, eh?

Edrian Thomidis said...

I'm glad times have changed and we have washing machines!! This drawing reminds me of my great aunt, and grandmother who thinks machines just don't do it right! ...and still do it by hand!

carga said...

very nice illo, simply and sweet

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stirring memories of a happy childhood, and Monday lunchtimes at our Grandparents. The steam from the copper bubbling away in the corner of the kitchen, the mixed smell of the washing, boiled potatoes and home made piccalli followed by steamed roly poly suet pudding and brown sugar which Grandad always eat with a knife and fork.
Happy times
Keith

Anonymous said...

Good drawing , love the figure - brings back memories of the hard work our parents put in.

Anonymous said...

Good drawing , love the figure - brings back memories of the hard work our parents put in.