This week’s color palette for the Summer of Color challenge is lavender and grey with a pop of plum. Yum! Do play along if you’re inspired and check out what other players are creating.
Keeping with my intention to create a small journal each week in which to keep track of the week’s creative adventures, here’s my creation:
Today also happens to be National Typewriter Day, the anniversary of granting the U.S. patent to Christopher Latham Sholes. I find it altogether amusing to celebrate veering-on-obsolete technology.
But not quite obsolete. Poet Maya Stein is embarking this summer on her second Type Rider touring adventure, this time with another poet, Amy Tingle. They’ll be riding a tandem bicycle 1,400 miles, toting two typewriters, and writing poetry for people they meet and helping build Little Free Libraries. Pretty wonderful, and most definitely a cause for celebration. You can read more about it here.
There are some crazy amazing vintage typewriters out there to swoon over – do a Pinterest search if you don’t believe me. And while I plan to write my multiple series of best-sellers from the convenience of my computer keyboard that doesn’t mean I don’t keep a few typewriter talismans to amp up my creative mojo.
I love my little stuffed typewriter-headed angel pin which I keep hanging at my desk. And my typewriter watch. While my long-necked woman isn’t typewriter related, I included her because she sports this week’s SOC colors. Which makes me smile because she’s an unfinished sketch I started last week.
How’s your week starting off? Appreciating some pretty colors? Celebrating typewriters? Doing neck stretches? Do tell – you know I love to hear.