Monday, May 31, 2010
The Sacred Art of Laundry...
Is there something artful and sacred about something as simple as doing laundry? Yes, I believe there is an art to doing laundry and something comforting within the repetitive motions of everyday tasks. When I look at a vintage washboard, I think of the women that used it and their lives (and am thankful for some modern day advances). Although, when I wash my clothes by hand, there is some definite satisfaction that I don't get with just dumping things in the washing machine.
My dear friend, Kate, inspired my recent creation with her blog post and this particular quote, "It's like painting an empty canvas, hanging the laundry on an empty line". After reading her post, I pulled out a vintage washboard that I had rescued to eventually refurbish and turn into an art piece. I so wish I had taken a "before" pic, so you could see how sad this thing looked before I fixed it up. I disassembled it, cleaned the glass, re-enforced the joints with glue to make it sturdy again, then sanded and stained the wood. I inserted a new panel, and painted my fav sacred heart with an eye image. I named it LAVANDERIA SAGRADA (Sacred Laundry)! ;)