Thursday, August 04, 2005

Illustration Friday - AGEING

Drawing a pair of my glasses last week brought home to me the first negative aspect of ageing. For you younger people I'm sorry to have to tell you that most of us start to get long sighted in our forties - and it's even worse if you're already shortsighted, because it doesn't fix the short sight - you just end up having twice as many vision problems and needing to have a plethora of sets of glasses in order to see.


Blogger vfm4 said...

lovely painting, nice colors!

still read without glasses, by the way, but for drawing or watching tv i need them badly...

8/04/2005 11:56 PM  
Blogger carla said...

beautiful colors and great concept. I can totally relate to the whole glasses thing...I have to hold everything about a foot away to read it!

8/05/2005 12:03 AM  
Anonymous paula said...

That's a beautiful little watercolor. Well done. : )

I just broke down and got my first pair of glasses for shortsightedness (I'm 47). My sites not that bad, but it sure has made seeing things a-far off much clearer.

8/05/2005 4:57 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Beautiful use of color.

8/05/2005 5:33 AM  
Blogger kay susan said...

Really nice illustration. And I totally understand about the glasses thing. I have walking around ones, computer/reading ones and bifocals for when I have to do both at once! My older neighbour Bill once told me that once you hit 40 and get glasses, everything starts to go downhill...............

8/05/2005 8:07 AM  
Blogger Aravis said...

I'm near-sighted with astigmatism. I started needing extra glasses for reading by the time I was 30. I can't read with my contacts or regular glasses on. Friends laugh when they see me peering over my glasses to look at something, and I'm only 34! *LOL*

Anyway, this was a wonderful illustration which put a rueful smile on my bespectacled face. *G*

8/05/2005 8:45 AM  
Blogger Mustashrik said...

Hey there!

nice art, love the watercolour washes

Its a sad thing the loss of sight, im fairly young and im have ben wearing glasses for years, cant imagine what'll happen when im 40...


8/05/2005 11:40 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks for all your kind comments. I only look at the other submissions when I've finished mine so I was tickled to see Becka's lovely illustration which was the same take on the theme. See it at

8/05/2005 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) i love yours too. mine was inspired by my mom and dad, who keep a pair of glasses by the computer and "share" them. i've worn glasses since i was about 15, so i don't even think about them, they are always on. -- becka

8/05/2005 1:35 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Becka, I've worn specs since I was a child - it's the hot swapping that I can't cope with. I'm halfway down the road in the car and can't understand why I can't see a damn thing. Oh well, my dad tells me that's nothing compared to the not hearing and the forgetting everything that I have to look forward to!

8/05/2005 1:42 PM  
Blogger doodlegirl said...

I LOVE the "plethora" of glasses you drew!! And I love saying that word! Plethora! (Try sayin' that after a shot of novacane) :o)

I also love the story of your son Tom's bow tie. And all your drawings are just lovely.

8/05/2005 10:26 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

pweforra, fleforrah, hlepporah.

That was me after half a bottle of white wine. Oh golly gosh I'm going to regret it in the morning.

Thank you doodle thoughts

8/05/2005 11:34 PM  
Blogger vfm4 said...

i see you noticed it too... :-)

7/14/2006 2:21 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

I don't approve of re-posting work but it was going to be the only chance I'd ever get to be first in the list!

7/14/2006 3:41 PM  
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