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Friday, March 14, 2014

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~~Typewriter Art~~Keira Rathbone




        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?

                 
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       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.

                       Time passes

     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.

                                
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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!

                              Blessings, Joanne



11 comments:

  1. That is a really neat video.Amazing how she does that!

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    1. Thanks Beth, I thought so too! I love her clothes as well!

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  2. It is so nice to remember your friend....funny how we used to want to go to Secretarial School....and the manual typewriter is long gone.
    This lady sure has a talent and neat use of a typewriter!

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    1. Hi Kim, I love her old typewriters. They remind me of the old one I had a long long long time ago! LOL!

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  3. Amazing..and so nice to see the lovely old typewriters again.

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    1. Hi Delores, I got a kick out of seeing them too!

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  4. Wow--artistic people amaze me! ...again! =)

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    1. Hi Mindy, I find it so incredible how imaginative artists can be

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  5. I hope you find your friend. It's so hard for women because our last name changes so it's difficult to search. Happy Spring my friend!

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  6. That is a very interesting video. It is sad you haven't been able to locate your friend. I am about to tell my age but in June I plan to attend my 50th High School Alumni and am very excited. I am still in contact with my best friend from high school. We sang together for events and she is still involved in music leadership at her church and has made some recordings and etc. Your story makes me think of my friend. I am also FB friends with a couple of other girl friends of mine from school. It is kind of neat after all of these years. I hope you find your friend someday.

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  7. Wow my dear you always find the best youtube video's for me!!!

    I'm so glad you found your friend L after writing this!

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