Invitation Reminder

UPDATE: I posted this earlier in the month, but now the day is almost here, so I am reposting it. The gallery owner emailed me that she sold my first photo! Yay! The show is on until end of June, but I will be at the gallery on June 2nd, my half-birthday. ellensue

Dear Readers,

My 15 minutes of fame has finally arrived!  My article on laundry in Women’s Voices for Change was reprinted in The Philadelphia Inquirer and picked up by an artist with a small art gallery. She invited me to do an exhibit of my laundry lines of Italy. Below is the invitation. A little more than one month from today! If you are in the area, please come. It is open free to the public.
P.S. “Lavenderia” is the Italian word for laundry.







Ellensue Spicer-Jacobson

Lavanderia: The Art of the Clothesline

MAY 22 – JUNE 22, 2013

RECEPTION – SUN. JUNE 2nd – 2 – 4 PM


Sky High Laundry

10 thoughts on “Invitation Reminder

  1. Enjoy your opening! Will be hosting my sister-in-law and 2 nieces
    overnight Sat. Congrats on the sale. Maybe you can publish a laundry line coffee table book!

    Kim and boys are in Seattle now for Eric to visit Evergreen State College in Olympia. I am jealous.

    Will be hanging out tons of laundry next week as Barbara will be gone.

    Her washer broke last week and will be replaced tomorrow. She has
    lines on her upstairs balcony. I have lines next to the tea garden.
    Is going to Calif for a month.

    Ever get the porn novel? LOL

    Happy laundering?!

  2. ES…. Congrats on another wonderful idea, and another achievement. You go, Girl! love, -sylvia

  3. Congratulations Ellensue!!! THAT is an awesome photo :-) I wish the gallery was not so far from Highland Park where I’ll be staying the weekend when I’m up or I would meet you there to celebrate with you. My flight is early on Friday but I still will not make the reunion lunch by the time I get into town from the airport so I didn’t register for it. I will call you once I’m settled in. Hopefully we can meet for a bit in the afternoon. Enjoy your exhibit my friend!

  4. This is a great post! A few years ago, 7:00 bedtime was a must in our house for our two ltltie girls. We all woke up pretty early, they needed their sleep, and we needed our adult time. This worked pretty well after we had our ltltie boy, too, for a ltltie while. When he was about 2, we were still putting all the kids to bed around 7:00 so he could get enough sleep, but I was constantly getting after the girls, age 5 and 7, for talking and sneaking out of bed to play. Well, I finally realized that they just weren’t tired yet and needed a ltltie downtime before sleeping instead of laying like a lump in bed in the dark. But our ltltie guy wouldn’t go to sleep before his sisters because he could hear them playing and it became a fight to get him to sleep each night. So we solved this problem with a variation of your suggestion: Every night at 7:00 we started our routine (pajamas, potty, teeth brushed, prayers) and our son went to his room and the girls went to their room. I set a kitchen timer for however many minutes were left before about 7:45-ish. The girls could play quietly with legos or barbies or read a book until the timer dinged, then they put the toys back and turned the light off. This worked so well! I called it playtime and my favorite part about it was that it gave me something to take away as I deemed fit. They knew that the faster they got ready for bed the more playtime they got! If they didn’t go to sleep within a reasonable amount of time after the timer dinged, all it took was a warning of losing playtime the next day for them to quickly settle down and fall asleep. If I had to go in again, they lost their playtime the next day. This especially worked well with my 5 year old! Everyone was getting enough sleep and we all felt so much happier! Now they are 4, almost 7, and almost 9 and still sleep great just in time for our new baby to upset our sleeping schedule.

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