That's what I call summer - at least we've got a few days of it finally.
Coming back from work on Friday - quick sketch and not so quick with church - I even managed to add the colours when I was sitting on a bench:)
Then on Saturday I've done a quick sketch from memory...this is my Grandmas' village where we used to go for school holidays...that meant 2 months in the middle of nowhere!! The closest shops (with food) were 30 min away by bike ...but I remember we had so much fun so many adventures...it was like an escape island for me...girl from a grey city...in search for colours. I guess that's why I love nature so much...anyways bikes where really good, I mean there were only 4 for the whole family - 3 for women and 1 for man...
Sometimes (very often) in the middle of the way it just broken down, so you had to repair it yourself or stop another cyclist to repair it for you.
Sometimes it took you half a day to get somewhere.
The best were Sundays when the whole family went to a church. My Grandfather had a car but at that time it was out of the garage only on Sundays - to go to church. Obviously not whole family fitted in the car so some of us had to go by bike...and that meant bike repairs every now and then on our ways to and back from church.
sometimes car got damaged as well...and than...you had to handle the situation yourself:) This is another part page from my sketchbook - these are ration stamps issued by a government allowing the holder to obtain certain rations (of meat, sugar, flour, milk etc.) They are usually issued in the war time...but in Poland government decided to issue them in 1976 first for sugar and then slowly including more and more...officialy they were stopped in 1989.
They are still used on Cuba and in Korea.
as an example the meat rations were as follows:
for the office worker - 2.5 kg of meat (per month) incl. ham and sausages etc.
for the phisical worker (blue collar) - 3.9 kg of meat per month
that coupon only entitled you to claim for food, you still had to pay with money.
Joy journal: "a few days of a beautiful weather."