Nostalgie: Laundry


Susan posted a lovely image of red laundry hanging on a line, and the image swirled around in my head, and got me thinking about how much an image can evoke.
That single image brought back the smell of summer in San Fernando Valley,
laundry brought in and putting my face in the basket of clean clothes
and the smell of warmth held in its fiber, gold hills and oaks.


I sketched this in the middle of Every Day in May, and so many people spoke of freezing when they are drawing.  I looked at that. and thought of the ridiculousness of the inner critic to want explorations and practice in a sketchbook to be perfection.

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W16 8 5 PENTALIC JOHNNY JUMP-UP 03 SQ W16 7 14 PENTALIC INDIAN PAINTBRUSH 03 SQ W16 7 21 USK PSU BERRY FESTIVAL 02 SQ W16 7 7 PENTALIC LUPINES 03 SQ W16 7 15 PENTALIC BLEEDING HEARTS 01 SQ

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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6 Responses to Nostalgie: Laundry

  1. dweezer19 says:

    I have always loved hanging clothes on the line. When my oldest was a baby I hung all his clothes and sheets on the line. He would sit in his walker, playing with the clothespins in the bag while I hung them. Precious memories.

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  2. susanissima says:

    How fun! Glad to inspire, dear Kate! We have your fine clothesline painting up in our laundry room and just love it.

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  3. JoAnna says:

    Reminds me of when I hung everything on the line. I still have a clothesline and hang a few things outside to dry.

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