Saturday, March 21, 2009

saturday sunshine


talking to my mom on the phone this week, she told me she had hung clothes on the outdoor clothesline that day. after they were dry she went out to take them down and with each piece she removed from the line, she paused to hold it up close to her nose and take a deep breath. she said it was like breathing in sunshine. i told her i was quite envious since we can't have a clothesline here in our subdivision. i also told her i wish i could have been there with her to enjoy that first fresh air clothes experience of 2009. so today i did the next best thing and put my little portable wooden clothes rack out in the sunshine on the back patio! oh how i will enjoy the wonderful smell of saturday sunshine on my clothes. and, how heavenly it will be to sleep with that fresh springtime smell on my pajamas tonight!


i tend to do my art in batches. i'll spend a few weeks creating the fun collage design work on the fronts of several pieces. then one day i'll be inspired to do the finishing work. this entails collaging torn paper onto the back of each piece of wood, adding my signature and the name of each piece to the back and then adding the little wooden dowel rod peg that makes each piece self-standing. above is the batch of 10 i finished today, all ready to be delivered to the hotel gallery.

oh how that saturday sunshine fills my soul with motivation and satisfaction!

10 comments:

steviewren said...

I'm sad that you can't hang clothes outside in your subdivision, because I love seeing them blowing in the wind. They are like kinetic outdoor sculptures to me.

Jackie said...

That exaxt feeling came over me yesterday. I put a whole row of sheets and towels on the line and brought them in and said out loud to my husband.'Mmmm....these things smell of fresh air..fabulous'
I am sorry you can't do the same. Why is it not allowed?

roz said...

Oh bummer, so none of these are for sale?
=o(

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Nothing better than sunshine on clean clothes...hope you enjoy your first sunshine moments! It was sunny and then today rain.
You have your art process down and that helps with a large amount of work...good luck with the show.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Lucky hotel!

lori vliegen said...

i agree....there's nothing like the fragrance of mother nature on your clothes! it always takes me back to my childhood (i loved the sound of the clothespins clinking against each other in that neat fabric bag that hung from the line!). congrats on getting so much work finished...look at all of that creative sweetness sitting on top of that table! :)

Robyn said...

I'm finding it so strange that there are rules in some parts of the world about hanging washing on the line. There are no such rules here and I'm certainly going to appreciate my sun baked washing from now on.

Your work looks so cheerful and inviting together Julie and the pic of you and Preslie in your sidebar is my all time favourite. I love it!!!

Alisa Nordholt-Dean said...

Beautiful collection! It's so much fun to see the pieces all grouped together like this. You do such amazing work!

supplies overflowing! said...

Your creations look beautiful!!

cindy : quaint said...

i really miss my mom's clothesline and the smell of the clothes. also, i liked how it looked.

your new work looks wonderful in the sunlight!