When I was in 8th Grade I remember applying to schools in order to be accepted into the Catholic High School of our choice. I was so hoping that my best friend and I would go to the same High school, but her mother wanted her to go to Business/secretarial school. ...remember those?
My "bestest" friend (the only one who understood my wackiness, because she was a beatnik nerd like me) did not want to be a secretary. She wanted to be a artist, singer, writer.....she wanted to soar and her mom wanted to keep her grounded...really grounded. Her Mom and My Mom were alike in this way.
My friend went to Secretarial/Business school and I was accepted to the High School of my choice.
She lived in another borough
There was no Internet or Face book then.
Phone calls became fewer and less frequent.
...and eventually they stopped altogether.
I have often wondered whatever happened to my friend....The free spirit, the writer, the Beatnik nerd who could make me go into hysterics with just a look.
I have looked for her, and have not been able to find her anywhere in cyber world.
I found a video recently...a video of an artist that makes art from typewriting. She uses vintage typewriters and even dresses in the clothing that belongs to the era of when the typewriter was used.
I just love her art! Her name is Keira Rathbone and when I watched the video the first time, I thought of my friend L. I hope wherever my friend is...she is happy. I also hope that sparkle of creativity that always seemed to surround her and her crazy beatnik nature is still there.
Please enjoy this week's art post~~Typewriter Art
Artist: Keira Rathbone
Uploaded to Youtube by: DW (English)
Hope you have an Awesome weekend!