Fom Wikipedia.org:

Women as Generals of Households
‘The Household General’ is a term coined in 1861 by Isabella Beeton in her manual Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Here she explained that the mistress of a household is comparable to the Commander of an Army or the leader of an enterprise.

To run a respectable household and secure the happiness, comfort and well-being of her family she must perform her duties intelligently and thoroughly. For example, she has to organize, delegate and instruct her servants, which is not an easy task as many of them are not reliable. She is expected to organize parties and dinners to bring prestige to her husband, also making it possible for them to meet new people and establish economically important relationships.

At the same time she must make sure she devotes enough time to her children and towards improving her own abilities and cultural knowledge. Another duty described by Beeton is that of being the “sick-nurse” who takes care of ill family members. This requires a good temper, compassion for suffering and sympathy with sufferers, neat-handedness, quiet manners, love of order and cleanliness; all qualities a woman worthy of the name should possess in the 19th century. A woman in Victorian times was also obliged to take care of her parents in case of illness, even if this stretched over months and years and often implied a great sacrifice of self-interest on her side.

A very special connection existed between women and their brothers. Sisters had to treat their brothers as they would treat their future husbands. They were dependent on their male family members as the brother’s affection might secure their future in case their husband treated them badly or they did not get married at all. Also, it was very easy to lose one’s reputation, but was difficult to establish a reputation. For example, if one person in a family did some thing horrible, the whole family would have to suffer the consequences.

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I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
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Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 4 years ago

  • FEATURE!!
    WHOO HOO…
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS WONDERFUL HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP…;)

    – Tammera

  • ShopSTARO
    ShopSTAROabout 4 years ago

    Love this!

  • AWW…..THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY STARO…;)

    – Tammera

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic colors and beautiful work

  • THANK YOU EVER SO DEAR THEA…;)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    well done creative piece Tammaea !LIZ)

  • THANK YOU KINDLY DEAREST LIZ….:)

    – Tammera

  • haya1812
    haya1812about 4 years ago

    Creative and beautiful!!!

  • THANK YOU EVER SO DEAR HAVA…;)

    – Tammera

  • linaji
    linajiabout 4 years ago

    wow Tammera.. you are simplly incredible!!

  • AWWW…LINA…
    THANK YOU EVER SO FOR SUCH A KIND COMPLIMENT…XX…;)

    – Tammera

  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10about 4 years ago

    WOW Tammera gorgeous work and colors!!!!

  • THANK YOU KINDLY DEAR ANGELINA…;)

    – Tammera

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 4 years ago

    Awesome Congratulations!!

  • THANK YOU EVER SO DEAR RITA…:)

    – Tammera

  • missyjennyb
    missyjennybabout 4 years ago

    Such a fantastic blend of imagery and colours! :)

  • AWWW…THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH JENNIFER…:)

    – Tammera

  • Barrie Daniels
    Barrie Danielsabout 4 years ago

    really classy piece, nice work & thanks for sharing it

  • AWW…THANK YOU KINDLY BARRIE..;)

    – Tammera

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