Monday, April 30, 2007

Radio days (are here again)

Now that we have moved into our new apartment, we have added a new habit to our everyday life. We bought a radio. Yeah, I know what you are thinking - what kind of a home doesn´t have a radio? We had one a few years back, and when it broke down we thought we could do without. "We can always listen over the internet", we said, but we very seldom did. It´s just not the same. The habit of listening to the radio just disappeared. Music, yes, on CDs and vinyl, but the morning news and non-stop pop was no longer around.

Now that we have this little beauty of a sound machine in the kitchen, there are radio waves in the air all the time. I can´t believe we thought we would do just fine without a radio. My reborn morning habit of listening to the news while eating breakfast is something I don´t want to be without again, and cleaning the apartment or cooking without the babbling voices of Swedish Radio P3 makes it all so much duller.

Radio has a great advantage over TV and internet - it lets you do what you want while listening. It doesn´t occupy your hands, eyes or behind. I.e. it is what you could call a drawing-encouraging media. Radio is good for you.

The drawing is 20 x 13 cm, Lamy Safari and Noodler´s Lexington grey and watercolors on a sketchbook page.


ksklein said...

Wow. The radio is beautiful (the drawing, but I guess in reall too!)

Anonymous said...

Nice drawing!

Africantapestry said...

What a lovely drawing...and the radio as well! Believe it or not...we don't have a radio! We are never in on eplace long enough to listen to it!

Julie Oakley said...

I couldn't survive without BBC radio 4 on in the background (intelligent talk radio with no ads). Lovely drawing as usual

Felicity said...

Nina, I was quite surprised when you mentioned the size of your drawings and a little light bulb popped in my head (I'm trying w/colours and thought to keep my work small but realise it wasn't small enough). Can I ask what size brushes you like best?

wagonized said...

Great drawing, Nina. I agree with the radio. Listening to it over the internet just isn't the same as being able to turn on that little machine sitting on top of the microwave oven. Love the look of this one.