Friday

The Typewriter


I have been looking for an old typewriter to type little messages for my collage pieces, pricing, signage, etc. Well, look what came into my life and made me very happy :)

My friend Dawn was out at the garage sales last weekend and remembered, bless her, that I had mentioned wanting an old typewriter and she found this cute little gem that works perfectly. I can also leave it out in my house and it makes me happy to just look at it!

I did some online research and found that Ernest Hemingway used this same typewriter to do his writing. So special, maybe this is his old typewriter, do you think? I am going to pretend it is and know that it will help me to express myself beyond belief!



I looked up some Ernest Hemingway quotes and these are some that really spoke to me...

I never had to choose a subject - my subject rather chose me.

As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

Courage is grace under pressure.

What a great man, l remember back in my youth, a long time ago...we saw his home in Key West on a family vacation. It was so beautiful and now I have something in my home to remind me of that moment and the author. My hope is that it will give me more confidence in writing my little blog!

and now...I had to put a picture of my beautiful crab and pear tree in full bloom in the back yard. Wish they looked like this all year, but I will enjoy their beauty as long as I can.




~ happy writing and happy spring

4 comments:

Ellie said...

So happy for you; great find! I want one; think of the magic that may of been typed on this machine...

Your photos are gorgeous; I love the
look of spring. The rebirth of nature!
Fun post~

arlee bird said...

I too am a big Hemingway fan. I can appreciate his unpretentious, simple style of writing which expresses thought with such great clarity.

I like the way the typewriter looks and it might be okay for typing out simple messages. I can recall having to use a typewriter similar to that when I was in college and I never was extremely proficient at using it. I am glad for word processing programs and being able to correct mistakes before printing. No more erasing holes in my paper or having to use white out.

Lee
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Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Great Post! Thanks for the good wishes on our blog -- come see us at Kane. xo

Anne Marie said...

Hi Cindy.......I am a huge fan of a typewriter- from everything from the look to the nostalgia, to the way your fingers move.........
i love writing letters to people, and one of the items on my 'get' list is a typewriter just like yours....

so great to meet you!
Anne Marie