Friday, 30 September 2011

A DAY IN THE LIFE ...

I was pondering the other day ... you know how you do ... about my daughters treasuring these journals after I'm gone (I can dream) and thought about doing a snapshot of a day in my (not very interesting) life. I'd seen a comic strip used somewhere recently and thought - why not? A picture speaks a thousand words after all, but it actually proved harder than I thought!

The above shows my morning, which seemed straightforward enough, but it didn't feel right to just do a chronological progress as shown below although in the end that's more or less how it turned out. Please note that the cuddly one indicates just that - anything else would be deemed by blogger to be "inappropriate" content!

My other half asked me why I'd labelled this "postcards from an urban life" and I suppose its because after 23 years of living in the country, urban life is very different, so something of that escaped into whatever I was trying to say here! I know what I mean ...

Some of this day (which was a Sunday if you haven't already guessed) reflects the general pattern of most - which is quite a lot of time at the computer (sitting down is what I do best), soup for lunch, a bath in the early evening, tracksuit on and feet up in front of the TV. I seem to be brightest in the morning, fading a bit during the afternoon, and not at all with it in the evenings, so I tend to organise my life to take account of this!

The parts with the cat are slightly wishful thinking - she's a gorgeous princess, a totally black cat whiskers pads and all - but a bit aloof, so if she deigns to bless you with her attention its practically a historic moment! No way would Bibi have given me this much attention in a week let alone a day .... Likewise I don't get ice-cream every day, but wouldn't mind if I did!
You've probably also guessed that this was done with Promarkers again. I left the background white because I've seen a couple of journal pages with plain white pages behind the entries, and realised I shouldn't be so afraid of white space.




6 comments:

Karenliz said...

What a lovely idea! I would love my duaghter to read my journals when I'm gone; she won't like a few pages and I won't be around to answer questions! Hahaha

Holly Loves Art said...

What a lovely post! You are so clever and what a wonderful way to document your day (life) for your daughters. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Cheers,
Holly

alexa said...

How talented you are, Rosie! I love your 'cartoon'day and I am sure it will be treasured in the family. I like your earrings. :)

Beacee said...

Excellent! One of your good days with plenty happening. May there be many of them.

Juliwan said...

Fabulous idea and love your illustrations, I'm sure your daughter will treasure all your journals

Jackie said...

I think Ashton is more sub-urban? It must seem so different from the country you're used to.