Lifes Too Short For Ironing

Text and Illustration by Miki de Goodaboom

 

I could not agree more with my beautiful teddy:

“Lifes too short for ironing!”

I have an iron though… but I cannot remember last time I used it!

Except… it was yesterday!

I used it yesterday to iron my newest watercolour painting! When they are painted with lots of water, there is hardly anything you can do against them waving when drying. Clever people advice to wet the paper before, let it dry, and then do the actual painting. Well, it never worked for me! My waters are probably wilder than theirs… or is it my painting style?

The only thing that works a bit is ironing them. The waves don’t really disappear, they just get flatter. But it is a very delicate  task, as you can imagine: I have already brunt some of my paintings as I was not well-experienced in that domestic work!

Lifes Too Short For Ironing S

(Prints of all sorts are available. Click on the painting to go to Miki de Goodaboom’s shop online)

One thought on “Lifes Too Short For Ironing

  1. I couldn’t agree more. My mum used to iron every Tuesday without fail and I vowed I would never do this….and I haven’t. I like to see nice crisp ironed shirts just not done by me.!
    Your pretty dress looks beautifully ironed 😊

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