Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Thank goodness for the kitchen sink...

All is back to normal, the washing machine is fixed, there's ironing to be done, it is raining ... again and I am feeling quite bouncy after lunch with friends and I feel very encouraged to get on with my etsy shop. I have just got to choose a name - can't decide on one, and set up Paypal etc. (I think I have said this before). Eventually I will get it together. Meanwhile I have been working on my holiday memories which I share with you again.  Sometimes I get quite emotional when doing these and I do edit the text, but my style is a rather stream of consciousness, written from the heart. If you get fed-up with my prose I hope you enjoy the drawings.



P.S. Are these images too large-they are coming up as acual size on my screen?

17 comments:

ju-north said...

Can't believe how good your illustrations are!! Please write a book with all these in!

marigold jam said...

I was with your there! Lovely iullustrations of course too. I have been writing about daily living cooking, washing, etc for my memoirs this afternoon and it is so like what you have written here! Tell me how to you get your pages onto blogger? I am still at the stage of being able to add a photo to text but that is all you seem to have got your pages full size so that we can read the text? Lovely stuff Jill!

Jane

WrightStuff said...

Incredible illustrations Jill. I loved reading your memories.

Leenie said...

Your writing and drawings are both treasures. I hope your family appreciate the preservation of their past. Your blog looks wonderful, like a story book on my screen.

Sandra Hall said...

Jill, I love reading these memories - its like a book I want to keep turning the pages of!
Your drawings are amazing - you really need to consider trying to get this published!
x x

PaperPumpkin said...

I just love your illustrations and memory drawings!

Rita said...

Not too large for me--but then I'm getting older and am nearsighted--ROFL! This was a lovely post! As kids we used to stay with some relatives on a farm who had a bug sprayer like that and fly strips hanging everywhere (had a few dairy cows). Lots of linoleum everywhere and on the grimy side. They had an outhouse, pump, and lamps. I loved staying with Bill and Helen! They were the kindest, most loving people. But I remember as a teenager being embarrassed for Helen when she came to a wedding with black ladies mustache and nylons plastering her long black hair to her legs. But she wasn't. She was very comfortable with herself and that made a big impression on me. She was an angel! Thanks for my memories, too. :) This was great! You could make a book!

Ticking stripes said...

Lovely post Jill. Catching up a bit and loved your altered post cards!

Printed Material said...

Jill,
Wonderful evocative memories of times past. I remember Vim! It was so cruel to the hands but tough on that ring around the bath! I'm adding my voice to the many who urge you to get this published somehow. Your illustrations are of such quality they deserve to be seen. I hope you intend to sell prints of them in your Etsy shop? Lesley xx

Menopausal musing said...

Jill, this is truly wonderful stuff! I just keep looking at the delightful illustrations that go with the writing. Lifebuoy soap..... I can almost smell it.......... the flit gun............. what fun......... and paraffin stoves............... such stuff of the past. Looking forward to seeing more.

Heloise said...

Wonderful drawings and another fascinating installment.

Judy Wise said...

these are so thoughtful and nostalgic; what a wonderful project. thank you.

Linda said...

I am truly in awe....this is fantastic Jill.

Memories of Vim.....the rusty ring it always left behind :-)

flutterbycrafter said...

Incredible illustrations and I love your writing, truly awesome. I remember all the kitchen stuff, Vim, Flit etc. but had forgotten them. xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely drawings Jill and a really interesting read. Just fascinating. Lesley x

Emma said...

Vim, what's that? (hehe!)Glad you're feelong ok, don't forget you've been the mill too, in a different way.

These drawings are stunning, remind me of Shirly Hughes (I think) childrens books I loved reading to the boys & planned what my kitchen would look like one day. As you say, thank goodness for plug holes & everything. The 'stories' are lovely - i feel I'm there.

Amelia said...

these are just exquisite - talented illustrator indeed!

Amelia.x