Sunday, June 28, 2009

Worn


I carved this 7 by 9 inch linocut outdoors yesterday. And still today, there are villages where every household parades beautiful, flowing washing lines. Here, where most of us have a choice (we have driers), perhaps beauty can be a trade off for the extra work. Have a great week! : )

15 comments:

pretty day said...

Very lovely image! So peaceful!

justdoodleit said...

This is very nice. There is almost an invisible draft of wind blowing across the setting in this picture.

Also that thought of aesthetics of open air drying is a valid one. In India, where major laundry is a still done by hand (by 'Dhobis') the sight of myriad rows of colorful garments hung out for drying is a popular & pretty sight.

Actually many movies have song 'n' dance and chase sequences amidst vast fields of clothesline, solely for its sheer visual appeal.

tulasi-priya dasi said...

I love the sight of laundry on the line. I'd be drying all my clothes on the line, if it weren't for the ticks. «sigh»

Did I drop off your radar?

chococatania said...

I like this. It reminds me of where I grew up in PA - near Amish country - the Amish don't use electricity, and nearly all of their clothes are black.

I like it. :)

get zapped said...

I absolutely love this!! It's wonderful to see clothing blowing in the breeze!

INDIGENE said...

I love the stark quality of the black and white!

Senta said...

That is sooo cool!!

Kelly Pound said...

I love this! I can almost feel the breeze as the clothes sway back and forth.

froggie said...

i adore this! it reminds me of really old wonderful villages...the movement, the grass. wonderful job! :)

Cathy said...

Lovely illustration and reminds me of childhood when practically everyone hung their washing out. Hung washing always seem to have a nicer fragrance somehow (or is that just wishful thinking?)

EWian said...

Sweet, gives that summer feeling.

EWian

steve said...

Nicola, so good to see your lino work again!! This is a gem.

tulasi-priya dasi said...

Hey, Nicola, your post inspired me to write something on my blog. If you have time to read it, I hope you'll enjoy it.

http://www.easternside.com/?p=321

Katka said...

What an excellent print! I love the movement you've captured so beautifully. Great job!

Nicky Linzey said...

Beautiful with such a lovely flowing feel - like the clothes drying on the line. I've just got my washing in from my line but it didn't look as stylish as this!