Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Old Underwood

My Grandpa had an old Underwood typewriter like this one, in fact I still have it and have used it on occasion, back in the days before computers I would type on it. Loved it when grandpa would let me sit at his big roll top desk and pretend I could type. This old one was found on a photo expedition and was discarded in an old shed on the property where we were shooting the old cars and buildings.  Funny how objects can stir memories for us. When I get grandpa's typewriter out to use it for photos it takes me back in time to when I was a little girl. Grandpa died when I was about 6, I think, and I don't have a lot of memories of him but this is one of them and the old desk and his dog that was always by his side.

This one was edited for Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday, I used two layers of aurora, one of granny's cupboard and Feb. magic to add a bit of a border. Check out The Cafe`
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17 comments:

  1. aren't memories and typewriters wonderful? Thanks for telling your story. The photo is and processing are great.

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  2. Oh, I love this! It is really beautiful and memories are what photography is all about!

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  3. Ciao, over from Kim's.
    I love what you did with Kim's texture, so lovely! :) Such a charming typewriter and story.

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  4. We were all anxious to share our typewriter finds... Yours was very interesting too. Beautiful texturing and compo. Happy Tues.

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  5. A superb shot and lovely texture work!

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  6. i love what you wrote! i like to hear the back stories behind photos... love the picture!

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  7. Really pretty use of this texture!! :)

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  8. Wonderful story, Pat! Your choices of textures only adds to the authenticity of this great shot. I can't believe you FOUND one of these!!! So happy that you also have your Grandfather's typewriter...very special!

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  9. Like you photo a lot! Your grandfather's typewriter is great. I have a vintage Remington portable that I love!

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  10. This is a beautiful shot, and the story adds layers of meaning. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. you aged the image so beautifully!

    my most vivid memory of my grandpa was his cigars. he always had one in his mouth!

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  12. I love anything old, and these old typewriters are just perfect subject matter for using Kim's textures! beautiful work as always Pat.
    OXOXO Your biggest fan in the Mojave...Jill

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  13. Love the old typewriter and the texture just added that vintage feel. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. OMG...What a gorgeous typewriter....perfect treasure and love how you processed this with Kim's textures. *swoon!*

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  15. Pat, this is lovely with the Aurora texture. I really liked your post on memories of your grandpa. Very sweet.

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