Sunday, January 25, 2009

January's Journal Challenge - Day 25

Happy Sunday to you all,
Howdy folks and have I had an adventure today! I didn't get my laundry done yesterday with the blogging and painting and play and up and down the steps and well, I really don't have an adequate excuse. So today after morning rituals it was back to the laundry. I only had one last load of my daughters in the dryer and was able to start on mine. I got one load washed and into the dryer and another load started when I decided to do some rearranging in the laundry room. And it was a good thing I did. I heard a strange sound, water, and not a good water sound. As I looked over toward the washer the floor was wet beside it. Further investigation found the pipe leading to the outside that the washing machine drains into had sprung a leak. I quickly shut off the washer and removed the hose and made a mad dash to the floor drain. Barely enough length to get it there but I did. I let that load finish draining (it was getting ready for the rinse cycle) and figured I'd just leave the hose there and finish up. So I turned the machine back on. No deal. With the hose down like that all the washer did was drain as it was filling. Sooooooo........ Off to the laundromat. I have not set foot inside a coin-op laundry in over 10 years. I called my daughter and she suggested the best one to try for being open on a Sunday. I loaded up their clean laundry, and my dirty and still wet, and off I went. The laundromat was really nice but gees, the cost. I had no idea. No wonder the kids were coming to me. I was impressed with the machines though and I did remember to grab my journal.

Today's journal challenge prompt is shapes so i looked around and realized there were shapes everywhere. Square machines with circle shape doors. Rectangular folding tables and an octagon children's table. Tile floors that looked square or diamond shaped depending on how you were standing. And lights hanging from chains hung from the ceiling, forming a triangle. So here is my sketch with lots of shapes. The page is dirty as the painting from yesterday was on top of it and I over drew and over brushed now and then. The laundromat, called Wash Tyme, had a very clean floor.
I hope you all had a good and restful Sunday. Peace be with you and yours this day that HE hath made.
Till tomorrow,


Martha Lever said...

Love your journal entry today. You did a great job on the washing machines!!

I used all watercolor in my Sunflowers today--for the lettering and sprinkles too.

Lorelei said...

Eek! Sorry for the washer troubles. I have not been in a laundromat for a very long time either, but I do remember it being fun. I used to take my then 3 year old with me and we used to have fun watching the clothes bounce around through the see-through glass doors. The drawing is great!

Marilyn said...

Hi, Tess...I'm sure you could have done without the washing machine incident, but I love the inspiration you found for your journal entry--great drawing!
I've enjoyed looking at all of your January Journal Challenges. I'm a fan of Misty Mawn's work too.
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog. I know Junction City well--it's been on the way to several of our vacation destinations:) It's so nice to meet you!

lori vliegen said...

well, your washer catastrophe sure wasn't the best way to get your journal inspiration, but your laundromat renderings look fabulous! great job! :)

aliceinparis said...

Love that journal page. Yes, lots of shapes in a laundromat. It's been a long time since I've visited one too:)
Cheers, Shelagh