Sunday, November 04, 2007

Double profile

Tom and Robin this evening. There’s something rather wonderful about lowest common denominator TV. You don’t pay a great deal of attention to it, everyone talks all the way through it and so it’s the kind of television that can be very sociable for the whole family. The other members of the family rarely want to join me watching serious dramas or programmes about art and architecture. Nobody wants to join Robin watching motor racing. CBeebies really only has one big fan in this house. However we all have a raucous time together watching ‘The X Factor’ or ‘The Apprentice’ or ‘You’ve been Framed’. We’ve also experimented with having no TV at all in the house for a period of one to three months at a time (the first time the family reluctantly agreeing to let me have the ban for a birthday present). That was an experiment that in the end everyone agreed had been a worthwhile experience.

380mm x 190mm pen and ink


Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

A ban on TV for a month - oh dear, that would cause a ruckus. We also want to watch different programs. I got my way last night and watched Episode 3 of The Abbey. It put Peceli to sleep.
Nice drawing of course, as usual.
Father and son - a good idea. I must try that with Peceli and Junior.

11/04/2007 11:24 PM  
Blogger Tom OMG said...

just for the record i am not actually watching the tv!

11/05/2007 5:31 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Wendy it's really good for re-discovering the pleasure in board games, making music, reading - all kinds of things that you get out of the habit of doing when the TV is on every evening.

11/06/2007 1:04 PM  
Anonymous martha said...

Good idea to draw people watching TV - they sit still!
This is quite a lovely drawing.

11/07/2007 8:24 PM  

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