Thursday, October 3, 2013

In the studio

The doorbell rang today 


to signal the delivery of a box


that held a much awaited purchase. 


Once opened, 


I inspected the box's cargo


 and made sure it was in good working order


before settling it in its new home.

Ready. Set. Type!

14 comments:

  1. looks a lot like my Royal
    you won't be typing on teabags by any chance?
    (smile)

    enjoy your new baby!

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    1. Type on teabags? Me? Well....maybe...among other things...

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  2. Yipeeeee! Waiting for the first set of "inspired" messages.

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  3. how very retro of you! Have fun!

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    1. Suppose it is a bit retro. Hadn't thought of it that way. At Sandra's gentle suggestion, I used an old manual typewriter during her workshop and it sparked several ideas. Plus, given my love of text and fonts, a typewriter is a natural for me. Just took a while to figure that one out.

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  4. splendid. when i [eventually] return home i face the tedious task of applying graphite to the worn out ribbon of my old typewriter...a hand-me-down from grandfather...

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    1. You have to apply graphite to the whole ribbon? Never having worked with graphite in such a way before, I'm picturing your hands covered in graphite dust with the sun streaming through the windows catching bits of graphite dust as it floats through the air searching for a good spot to settle. Smudges of black on your nose and cheeks. Hair looking a very dark brown. Am I close?

      By the way, if your travels ever bring you near my neck of the woods, you've a place to stay, you know. Can't guarantee peace and quiet with my little urchins in the house, but you'll be entertained. Enjoy!

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    1. Isn't it? It's all ready for me to type this morning. Now...it figure out what...

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  6. when you figure out the graphite... let the rest of us know... gorgeous blog... : D

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    1. Thankfully the ribbon works on my typewriter so I'll leave the graphite to India. Although I am very curious how she'll do it... Enjoy!

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  7. Gosh - I haven't seen or used one of those in 20 years and hadn't thought of them in an art or textiles context.
    This blogging adventure throws up such fascinating new thoughts!

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    1. Doesn't it just? The typewriter is thanks to a gentle nudge in that direction by Sandra Brownlee during her workshop. How she knew I'd fall in love with it and the ideas that would be sparked by her saying that there was a typewriter in the corner... Guess that's why she's the teacher.

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