Typing my way back to nature
Cameron,This is a gorgeous blog, goodness. The writing is so clear and the photos are wonderful. How do you use the typewriter to do this? Scan it in?Jim and I used to collect old manuals. Alas, they are all gone now.
Yes, I scan it in. However, I've spent waaay too many hours trying to figure out how to standardize the image sizes to fit well into my blog's page. All hell broke loose with this entry, some paragraphs were HUGE, while others were too big. Only one was "just right" from the get-go. I'll keep plugging away at it and hopefully won't have to spend so many hours on a single blog post!
Hi Cameron, thanks for dropping by Typewriter Heaven. Thanks for the above, a sojourn in land far away.
What a fine, long, multimedia typecast. Keep it up! I find 500 pixels to be a good width for this format. I often host my photos on Photobucket to avoid dealing with Blogger's odd treatment of images.Your shot of Scotchman Creek is beautiful, very inviting.
Fantastic typewriter. Lately I have seen the unfortunate practice of picking apart lovely, old typewriters and using the keys as jewellery. Annoys me greatly.I love where you live. It is so beautiful all year around. Glad to see you back blogging.
Thanks for the invitation, Cameron; I'm really glad you're back on the blog!I am SO jealous of that typewriter - what a treasure!I'm just curious (being used to the feline side of things), did the chihuahua stir up any trouble with you-kno-who?Love,Kat
P.S. For a second there, I thought YOU were the one in the beard!
Love this! Glad to see you're back, I've missed your gentle writing.
@ Linda: From what I can determine in the typosphere, people who make typewriter jewelry are called "Keychoppers". There seems to be a love/hate reaction to these folks. The positive aspects are being able to replace missing/broken parts.@ Kat: Our cat Rupert ignored Daisy the Chihuahua, who spent almost the entire visit in Mark or Francesca's laps. Daisy was not threatening, therefore Rupert was well behaved (and Daisy was a gem!)Definitely NOT me in the beard. Mark is the only man I know who can actually pull this look off!
Cameron, thanks for doing such a great job of recapping our visit and musical melange! It seems a fire has started re musical collaboration, with the addition of James' wonderful music and the presence of Mark, Daisy and Rupert.Our swamp cooler is reminding me of the cool woods! Mark says your blog is really well written and just begs to be read!